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Meteorologists predict active hurricane season, Canadians told to prepare

May 22, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Canadian meteorologists are predicting another active hurricane season, saying conditions are right for a long list of tropical storms. The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax issued its seasonal forecast today, following up on a similar prediction offered Thursday

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Removing crane downed in Halifax during Dorian cost $2 million: minister

November 28, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s transportation minister says the cost of removing a construction crane that toppled in downtown Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian is at least $2-million. Lloyd Hines says the province is examining invoices from an engineering firm and

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Final pieces of storm toppled crane removed off top of Halifax building

October 28, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – The final pieces of a crane that collapsed onto a building in Halifax last month, during post-tropical storm Dorian, have been removed. A government release says the pieces that were lying on the top storey of the Olympus

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Work to begin on removal of Halifax construction crane felled by Dorian

September 30, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Work was expected to begin Sunday that would allow the removal of the mangled remains of a construction crane that collapsed in downtown Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian. The province said in a news release that final inspections

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‘Too early to say’ who will pay costs of toppled Halifax crane

September 26, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says it’s too soon to say who will pay to remove a construction crane that was blown down during post-tropical storm Dorian. The province has declared a localized state of emergency in part of

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Engineers approve plan to begin removal of Halifax crane toppled by Dorian

September 13, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s Labour minister says work will begin this weekend to remove a huge construction crane that collapsed in Halifax during Hurricane Dorian. Labi Kousoulis says a structural engineering report has been completed and approved by his department

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The impact of Dorian on Canada’s P&C industry

September 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Hurricane Dorian is definitely a catastrophe-level event for Canadian insurers, probably with huge business interruption losses and possibly bigger than 2016’s Hurricane Matthew, industry experts said Monday. “Business interruption is going to be huge on the commercial book of business,”

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How fatal Nova Scotia fire could change national building code

February 25, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Experts say the deaths of the seven Barho children in a ferocious Halifax house fire last week could lead to new fire safety measures and changes to the country’s building code. Phil Rizcallah, director for construction research and

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Massive fire continues on Halifax-bound container ship

January 7, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A second offshore support vessel has arrived off Canada’s east coast to help fight a fire that has been burning for days aboard a large container vessel bound for Halifax. “Several containers are still burning,” Tim Seifert, a

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Third Nor’easter in two weeks pummels Atlantic Canada

March 14, 2018 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX –  A small steeple that’s a part of Halifax’s urban landscape toppled early Wednesday in a fierce winter storm that left thousands of Maritimers facing power outages, school closures and flight cancellations. Rev. Betsy Hogan, the minister at the

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Transport Canada challenges certification of class action lawsuit arising from Halifax Airbus 320 crash

December 12, 2016 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Lawyers for Transport Canada are in a Halifax courtroom today challenging the certification of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of the 133 passengers aboard an Air Canada jet that crashed at the Halifax airport in March

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Loss in Translation

May 20, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

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