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First month in eastern Canada sees storm damage of almost $100 million

February 19, 2020 by Jason Contant

A January storm in southern Ontario and Quebec caused more than $95 million in insured damage, mostly from damage to personal property, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The majority ($81.6 million) of the insured damage

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Schools shuttered, flights cancelled as heavy snow lashes Quebec

February 7, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Schools across much of southern Quebec are shuttered today as a snowstorm bears down on the province. In the Montreal area, between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow are expected to fall by Friday night. Many school boards

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Storm sweeps through southern B.C., prompting flooding and landslides

February 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Several British Columbia communities are cleaning up and digging out after a storm swept over the southern part of the province on Friday, prompting flooding and landslides. Local states of emergency were declared in the Cowichan Valley on

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A hurricane with snow: RSA Canada reports on Newfoundland’s winter Cat

January 29, 2020 by David Gambrill

With the Canadian army now finished its snow-clearing mission in St. John’s, and an eight-day state of emergency now lifted, RSA Canada’s claims team on the ground expects a slow and steady stream of claims from Newfoundland & Labrador’s record-breaking

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Another snowstorm making its way toward Atlantic Canada

January 7, 2020 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Another snowstorm is headed for Atlantic Canada. Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for much of Nova Scotia, saying between 15 and 25 centimetres of snow is expected on Wednesday – along with northerly gusts reaching 70 kilometres

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Eastern Newfoundland walloped by first big snow storm of the winter

January 6, 2020 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – People in eastern Newfoundland reached for their shovels Monday morning as the region was walloped by the first major winter storm of the year. Environment Canada issued storm warnings and special weather statements for the St.

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Winter storm lashes B.C. with high winds, heavy precipitation

January 2, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Another wicked winter storm is set to churn across most of British Columbia, dumping heavy rain on Metro Vancouver, parts of Vancouver Island and the central and inner south coasts, while bringing snow, wind or freezing rain to

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Remember that messy Halloween storm? This is how much it cost insurers

December 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

Heavy precipitation that fell across central and eastern Canada as kids were out trick-or-treating was part of a storm system that caused over $250 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Quebec was the hardest-hit

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Powerful wind storm knocks out power in parts of the Maritimes

December 10, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – More than 50,000 homes and businesses were temporarily without electricity across the Maritimes on Tuesday morning as a powerful rain storm downed power lines, damaged buildings and forced the closure of some schools and businesses. The storm moved

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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