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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

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Drought weakened trees, fall storms could mean more power outages: BC Hydro

September 17, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Residents across British Columbia are being advised to prepare a well-stocked emergency kit for what BC Hydro warns could be a stormy fall and winter made worse by the effects of a severe summer drought. The latest report

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New tropical storm warning for Atlantic Canada

September 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Large waves could hit Canada’s Atlantic coast this Thursday as Hurricane Larry moves north, Environment Canada warns. UPDATE – What we know so far about Canadian Hurricane Larry claims On Tuesday morning, the Category 3 hurricane was causing winds of

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This weather event resulted in 7,200 claims

September 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

An intense storm that swept through parts of Regina and elsewhere in Saskatchewan last week has resulted in more than 7,200 claims to date, the province’s government auto insurer said Tuesday. The Aug. 31-Sept. 1 storm brought golf ball-sized hail

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Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

March 2, 2021 John Chidley-Hill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions from one prominent national forecaster. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network,

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Punishing winter storm belts East Coast with heavy snow and high winds

February 8, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Most of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland are being pounded by heavy snow and high winds Monday, creating whiteout conditions in many areas. The storm moved into the Maritimes overnight heading west to east and is

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Messy winter storm slams into the Maritimes

February 2, 2021 Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A winter storm lashed the Maritimes with strong winds, snow and ice pellets on Tuesday, causing power outages and forcing the closure of schools and businesses. Snowfall and winter storm warnings were issued for much of the region,

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Winter storm churning out powerful winds expected to slam into Atlantic Canada

February 1, 2021 The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has issued a series of weather warnings for the Atlantic region, as a winter storm is expected to deliver an ugly mix of snow, rain, ice pellets and strong winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in

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Wind and snow storm leaves power outages across much of southern B.C.

January 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The latest wicked weather to sweep across southern British Columbia downed trees and power lines in many areas and left thousands in the dark.   Environment Canada says wind gusts topped 100 km/h in Victoria and the eastern Fraser

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Wind and rain batter coast of British Columbia

January 6, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Wind and rain warnings have been lifted from coastal British Columbia following a powerful storm that hammered Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and cancelled sailings on most BC Ferry routes. Gusts topping 130 km/h lashed

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$2 billion is the new $1 billion for insured Canadian NatCat events

January 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Insured losses from natural catastrophes in Canada totalled nearly $2.5 billion last year, Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) reported Monday. “The years where annual catastrophic insured losses were below $1 billion seem to be a thing of the

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Thousands of Nova Scotians without power after first winter storm of 2021

January 4, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A prolonged holiday warm spell ended with a vengeance over the weekend across Atlantic Canada, leaving double-digit snowfall totals in three provinces and thousands of Nova Scotia residents in the dark on Sunday. The website for Nova Scotia