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Engineering study wanted for Atlantic Canada sea level rise mitigation

July 26, 2019 Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A long-awaited process is underway to find ways to protect a narrow and vital corridor of land between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from floods caused by sea level rise and storm surges. The request for proposals issued

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One auto insurance discount that’s disappearing

July 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Discounts on auto insurance for clients with an autonomous emergency braking system could get harder to find. In Nova Scotia, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company offers a 15% discount for vehicles with a model year of 2010 or higher that have

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This province lacks ‘reasonable’ cyber security: privacy commissioner

January 15, 2019 Keith Doucette - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A pair of reports slam the Nova Scotia government for failing to protect personal information, saying the risk management around its freedom-of-information website was inadequate and a privacy breach last year was preventable. In his report released Tuesday

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What led to massive Nova Scotia privacy breach

November 14, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – An investigation by Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records, something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence. In an annual report released Wednesday, commissioner

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Hurricane Michael on course toward Nova Scotia

October 11, 2018 The Canadian Press

Michael roared toward the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, with long-range forecasts predicting its remnants could dump heavy rains on Nova Scotia if it passes south of the province as expected. The brutish storm has grown swiftly

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Will Nova Scotia earthquake spur uptake in insurance coverage?

October 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

A small earthquake that struck Nova Scotia’s western shore Saturday has again highlighted the lack of uptake of earthquake coverage in Atlantic Canada. At about 10:30 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 29, a magnitude-3.1 quake struck off the coast

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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Tropical Storm Chris tracks towards Nova Scotia

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Storm weather arising from a hurricane could hit Nova Scotia Wednesday night, with a low but not zero probability of hurricane-force winds hitting Canada’s east coast. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to start moving northeast and reach hurricane status Tuesday,

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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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Wind turbine collapses in Nova Scotia, investigation underway

August 24, 2016 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX — An investigation has been launched into the collapse of a wind turbine on Cape Breton Island, where workers were told to leave the tower before it toppled over. Montreal-based Enercon Canada Inc. issued a statement Aug. 19 saying