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Top court to consider release that excludes ‘claims of any kind or nature whatsoever’

August 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The legal status of a release that excludes a personal injury claimant from pursuing further claims arising out of the incident “of any kind or nature whatsoever” against the City of Corner Brook, Nfld., is headed to the Supreme Court

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Aftermath of massive St. John’s snowstorm

February 13, 2020 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

JOHN’S, N.L. – The mayor of St. John’s, Nfld. says the cleanup after last month’s fierce blizzard could cause the city to blow its snow-clearing budget by several million dollars. Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital was under a weeklong state of

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Proposed auto reforms in Newfoundland ‘don’t go far enough’: IBC

April 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If the Newfoundland and Labrador government increases the deductible for pain and suffering awards in auto accident lawsuits, a reduction in claims costs will not necessarily follow, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s CEO. Newfoundland and Labrador has had a

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Half a metre of snow dumped on Newfoundland

January 3, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GANDER, N.L. – Residents of Gander, Nfld. are digging out after one of the biggest snowfalls ever recorded there – nearly two feet. A powerful storm blanketed much of the province Wednesday, with St. John’s and some other communities getting

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Oil spill off Newfoundland shore can’t be cleaned up

November 22, 2018 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

JOHN’S, N.L. It’s now impossible to clean up Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill that leaked into the ocean last week, according to the regulatory board that oversees the province’s offshore activities. The 250,000-litre spill happened on Friday morning while Husky Energy’s

Storm surge as high as 30 ft in Biloxi, Mississippi destroyed most of the structures right on the coast.
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The exclusion that no longer applies to this home insurance coverage

August 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Fifteen years after Nova Scotia was hit by Hurricane Juan, a Canadian home insurer is offering storm surge coverage in all four Atlantic Canada provinces. Storm surge is a rise in sea level resulting from atmospheric pressure changes and wind

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Newfoundland Power crews describe weekend storm as ‘worse than hurricane Igor’


JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland Power is continuing work to restore electricity to areas of the province ravaged by a massive weekend windstorm. Utility spokeswoman Michele Coughlan said 5,000 customers were still without power early Monday – a figure down from

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Acetylene explosion at Newfoundland refinery results in mischief charges


COME BY CHANCE, N.L. – Police have charged a man with mischief endangering the lives of others after a small bag of acetylene exploded in a welding area last fall at an oil refinery in Newfoundland. The 40-year-old man from

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Collision with moose kills front seat passenger in Newfoundland

September 6, 2016 THE CANADIAN PRESS

STEPHENVILLE, NL – Police in Newfoundland and Labrador say a crash between a car and a moose claimed the life of a teenage girl. Bay St George RCMP say four young people were in the car when the crash occurred

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Ottawa should require small fishing boats to have radios that automatically alert search-and-rescue: Transportation Safety Board

August 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is reiterating a recommendation made 16 years ago that the federal government mandate emergency position indicating radio beacons “or other appropriate equipment” for small fishing vessels operating off the coast of Canada. In a