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Maritimes hit with another blast of early winter weather

November 12, 2019 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – The Maritimes are getting another blast of early wintry weather with a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain. Much of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island awoke to snow and slippery roads, while Nova Scotia is seeing

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Power outage restoration enters “most difficult phase”: Hydro Quebec

November 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec says it is aiming to have all of the roughly 40,000 customers still without power Monday afternoon reconnected to the grid by Tuesday. The 1,400 employees working to restore power across the province following Friday’s windstorm have

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Power fully restored two weeks after major snowstorm, cleanup continues

October 25, 2019 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Electricity is back on in all communities that lost power two weeks ago, when Manitoba was hit by a major snowstorm that brought down power poles and transmission towers. Manitoba Hydro says crews have replaced more than 4,000

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Snow-battered province faces flood advisory

October 23, 2019 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water – or even flooding – after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago. Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba

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Thousands of homes and businesses still without power one week after storm

October 18, 2019  Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – More Manitoba residents saw their electricity restored Thursday – one week after a major snowstorm brought down power poles and transmission towers and delivered another wallop to farmers. Manitoba Hydro said some 6,500 homes and businesses remained without

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Maritimes hit by strong fall storm

October 17, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Maritimers are facing strong gusts and localized downpours today as a slow-moving low pressure system crawls through the region. Ian Hubbard, a meteorologist at Environment Canada, says it’s expected that there will be sustained winds of about 60

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What claims adjusters are seeing from the Manitoba storm

October 16, 2019 by Jason Contant

An “unprecedented” snowstorm that resulted in a provincial state of emergency in Manitoba and left more than 100,000 hydro customers without power does not seem to be a significant event so far from a claims perspective. In the past week,

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Early winter weather cripples southern Manitoba

October 11, 2019 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A first, early blast of windy, winter-like weather has knocked out power and made travel nearly impossible in many parts of southern Manitoba. Heavy, wet snow started Thursday and is expected to last into the Thanksgiving weekend, making

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March winter storm costs insurers over $124 million

April 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

A mid-March winter storm that struck central and eastern Canada caused over $124 million in insured damage, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said Thursday. The storm hit Ontario on Mar. 14 and continued through Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova

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How the cat season so far compares to 2018

March 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

It seems that the Canadian catastrophe season is off to a strong start, with five events so far this quarter compared to the normal one. “I will say that we have had an anomalous start to the year,” said Laura

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Winter storm shuts down schools, disrupts travel in Maritime provinces

March 4, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Schools and government offices across the Maritimes were closed Monday as a snowstorm swept across the region, the second nasty blast of winter in as many days. A blustery mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain enveloped

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Ontario’s latest wind storm: is it as costly as last year’s wind cat?

February 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

The strong wind storm that continues across parts of Ontario Monday is being compared to the costliest insured loss event of 2018. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 24, a powerful, sustained wind storm caused blizzard conditions and damaging winds across Ontario.