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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

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Thousands still without power after snow and wind storm hits B.C.

December 22, 2020 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands of customers in southern British Columbia following a wicked snow and wind storm that arrived on the first day of winter. Hydro was reporting as many

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Central Labrador snowfall breaks one record, nearly smashes a second

November 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A two-day snowstorm that began Monday has buried central Labrador under a record-setting blanket of snow. Environment Canada meteorologist David Neil said today the 75 centimetres of snow covering Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the second-largest

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Adjusters monitoring Ontario windstorm as a “potential” Cat event

November 16, 2020 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusters are watching to see if an overnight Ontario windstorm will meet the $25-million threshold of a natural catastrophe (NatCat). As of September, Canadian P&C companies had paid out $2.1 billion for insured NatCat events this year. For now,

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Is Toronto’s latest storm a cat event?

September 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Although heavy rain soaked Torontonians during Monday’s morning rush hour, the storm won’t be a catastrophe event, insurance professionals told Canadian Underwriter. “As far as I’m concerned, the rainfall yesterday was a non-event from an insurance perspective,” Glenn McGillivray, managing

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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