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Crews restoring power on Cape Breton Island
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More than 7,000 in N.S. without power as crews repair damage caused by winter storm

February 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – More than 7,000 customers in Nova Scotia are still without power after a weekend storm that brought freezing rain across the province damaged power lines. Matt Drover with Nova Scotia Power says about 7,403 customers are still without

Snowplow clearing highway
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Another winter storm batters Atlantic Canada as officials warn of widespread outages

February 4, 2022 Danielle Edwards - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A large, slow-moving storm has descended on Atlantic Canada, forcing the closure of schools and government offices, as parts of Nova Scotia brace for an extended period of freezing rain. Environment Canada has warned that widespread power outages

Whiteout conditions in Halifax Regional Municipality
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Powerful winter storm sweeps Maritime provinces, creating treacherous conditions

January 31, 2022 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A powerful winter storm swept across the Maritimes on Saturday, blanketing much of the region in heavy, blowing snow and causing road closures, power outages and widespread cancellations. Drivers were urged to avoid travel amid blizzard-like conditions, and

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Ontario snowstorm isn’t a Cat event – yet

January 17, 2022 Philip Porado

Heavy snowfall in Ontario isn’t resulting in claim levels associated with a catastrophe event. But time may tell a different story. “We are seeing some increase in auto claims which is typical for snowstorms,” Heather Matthews, chief client officer of

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Atmospheric river packing several powerful rainstorms heading for southern B.C.

January 10, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Power has been restored in two Vancouver Island communities that lost electricity early last week as snow, ice and wind storms pounded parts of British Columbia, but forecasters warn another powerful system is on the way. BC Hydro

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B.C. government warns strong storms will clash with ‘Arctic air’ over the holidays

December 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia residents are being urged to prepare for extremely cold temperatures, power outages and slick streets as a series of winter storm and freezing rain warnings covered most of the province. The B.C. government released a statement

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More than 80,000 customers remain without power in windswept Ontario: Hydro One

December 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – More than 80,000 Ontarians remained without power Sunday, a day after violent winds blew through the southern part of the province. Utility Hydro One says 450,000 customers lost power during the wind storm, and crews were still working

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Overnight snowstorm prompts provincewide cancellations in Nova Scotia

December 9, 2021 The Canadian Press 

HALIFAX – Schools across Nova Scotia were closed today after an overnight snowstorm swept across the province, prompting flight cancellations at the Halifax airport and delays for public transit.   Snowfall and winter storm warnings remain in effect for every part of the

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Flooding reported in Cape Breton and western Newfoundland as storm stalls over region 

November 24, 2021 Michael MacDonald and Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS 

Torrential rain flooded basements and washed out roads and bridges in western Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday, as a huge storm spent a third day slowly trudging over Atlantic Canada.   A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in Cape

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Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

November 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Much of the Maritime region is bracing for strong winds and heavy downpours that could dump up to 150 millimetres of rain in some areas by Wednesday. Total rainfall over the next 36 hours is expected to be

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Ontario’s September storms cause insured damage of $105 million

October 29, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe storms in early and late September caused $105 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Sept. 7 storms included heavy rain, wind and tornadoes that caused structural damage to many

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Salvage crew’s access to smouldering ship hampered by storm on B.C.’s coast

October 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The Canadian Coast Guard says a fire aboard a container ship off the coast of Victoria continues to smoulder. The coast guard says in a statement posted on social media that a salvage crew from Resolve Marine is