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How recent extreme weather compares to 1998 Quebec ice storm

April 12, 2023 by Jason Contant

The storm that struck Ontario and Quebec — leaving some Quebecers without power for more than a week — was large, but it was nothing compared to the infamous 1998 Quebec ice storm, industry professionals said. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification

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Thousands without power as Ontario hit with thunderstorms, heavy rains and snow

April 5, 2023 The Canadian Press

Thousands of people in Ontario are without power after a messy mix of freezing rain and thunderstorms pummeled parts of the province, with downpours and possible ice storms still in the forecast. Hydro One says crews are responding as an

Winter storm causes power outages, travel delays and school closures in Ontario
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Thousands in Ontario remain without power after winter storm

February 23, 2023 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Hydro One says tens of thousands of its customers in southwestern Ontario lost power after Wednesday’s winter storm and some might have to wait until Friday night for it to be restored.   The utility says more than 33,000

Ontario is still cleaning up after a winter storm.
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Southern Ontario digging out after winter storm, snow still falling in eastern parts

January 26, 2023 The Canadian Press

Much of southern Ontario is cleaning up from a major winter storm, while snow remains in the forecast for parts of eastern Ontario. Ottawa and much of eastern Ontario have been under snowfall warnings, though Environment Canada has now ended

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Freezing rain causes power outages, forces closures across Atlantic Canada

January 16, 2023 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Schools across much of Atlantic Canada are closed today as a sprawling winter storm continues to linger over the region. Rainfall and freezing rain warnings remain in effect for all of New Brunswick and P.E.I., and most parts

A heavy snowfall sweeps through the province of British Columbia
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Delta, B.C., mayor calls for review of snow alerts after winter maintenance ‘failure’

December 6, 2022 The Canadian Press

DELTA, B.C. – A Metro Vancouver mayor is calling for the B.C. government to review its snow removal contracts and consider using its emergency alert system to better inform drivers of dangerous road conditions. In a letter to Transportation Minister

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What makes the current claims environment so challenging?

December 2, 2022 Philip Porado

A convergence of global factors will cause above-average levels of claims inflation for the foreseeable future. Claims professionals who spoke with Canadian Underwriter said multiple market-dependent factors – including prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns in China, political instability, labour and materials shortages,

An early winter storm delivered high amounts of snow across southern Ontario
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Record-setting Ontario storm drops more than a metre of snow, strong winds  

November 21, 2022 The Canadian Press

WIARTON, Ont. – Environment Canada is warning that some parts of southwestern Ontario battered by a record-setting weekend snowstorm could see strong winds this morning and into the afternoon.   More than a metre of snow has fallen on parts of

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New storm brings rain, wind and snow to several regions of B.C.

November 3, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The latest in a series of vigorous mid-fall storms is bringing wind, rain and snow to large sections of British Columbia. Snow or rainfall warnings are posted across most of southern B.C., the central Interior, Prince George

A maroon coloured minivan is being hoisted on to a tow truck. A fallen tree is in the forefront of the photo. A man in a yellow vest and a CAT vehicle are in the background.
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City of Ottawa awaits answers on derecho storm compensation

October 31, 2022 Cindy Tran - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – More than five months after a powerful storm damaged property and left people without power for days, the City of Ottawa has yet to be reimbursed by the provincial government for its recovery costs. The derecho, a line

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New storm approaches B.C. as province cleans up after first powerful fall tempest

October 28, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. The

Clean-up from post-tropical storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, Nfld.
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Nova Scotia legislation would require storm readiness by telecommunications companies 

October 13, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is proposing legislation that would require telecommunications companies to be better prepared for weather events like post-tropical storm Fiona or risk stiff fines.   Amendments to the Emergency Management Act and the Emergency 911 Act would