Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona strikes Port aux Basque, NL on Sept. 24, 2022.Wreckhouse Press/Handout Multiple communities in Atlantic Canada have issued evacuation orders as post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall early Saturday morning, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and vicious storm surge that washed some buildings into the ocean. More than 500,000 customers are currently without power … Read more

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce rain and damaging winds and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands in what could be a “landmark” weather event for the country. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds … Read more

Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

A satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north towards Nova Scotia on Sept. 22.The Associated Press A massive tropical storm bringing hurricane-strength winds, heavy rain and waves that could top 12 meters is bearing down on Atlantic Canada, as residents brace for what some meteorologists say … Read more

Canadians will find ultra cheap airfare this fall

Canadians will find ultra cheap airfare this fall

People line up at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Canadians eager to enjoy the autumn colors this year are likely to find plenty of budget-friendly options to jet to places like New York or Alberta’s Lake Louise. And the opportunities to fly cheap go well beyond the top foliage … Read more

Canadian home prices could drop by 25 per cent by end of next year, report says

Canadian home prices could drop by 25 per cent by end of next year, report says

A home for sale in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood on July 18.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Canada’s average home price could drop by as much as 25 per cent from peak values ​​in February by the end of next year, with the Maritimes and most of Ontario shouldering greater declines owing to the sharp jump in … Read more

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

With nearly one in four Canadian couples now living in a common-law relationship, estate planning experts are urging the ever-growing number of nonmarried couples to draw up a will to ensure their life partners aren’t forgotten once they’re gone. Since 1981, the number of Canadians living in common-law relationships has risen by 447 per cent, … Read more

‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

Conservative leadership candidates Roman Baber, from left, Scott Aitchison and Jean Charest prepare for the start of the leadership debate in Ottawa on Wednesday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Jean Charest took on absentee candidates in the final Conservative leadership debate, declaring that showing up for such events is a show of respect for the party members … Read more

Delivery van vandalized in wake of Trudeau’s visit, PEI pub says – National

Delivery van vandalized in wake of Trudeau’s visit, PEI pub says – National

A craft brewery in Gateway Village, PEI, says their delivery van was vandalized on Saturday — the latest act of “hate,” they claim, after the business posted a photo of their staff with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last Friday. Trudeau had lunch at their brewpub on July 29, Lone Oak said in a Facebook post … Read more

Passengers evacuated from NS-PEI ferry waiting to get vehicles back

Passengers evacuated from NS-PEI ferry waiting to get vehicles back

Officials say the fire aboard the MV Holiday Island ferry has been extinguished and the process of pulling passenger vehicles and cargo off has begun. One passenger waiting for his car is Luca McKenna, an Ontarian whose Maritime road trip went off the rails the moment alarms on the vessel started sounding. “I freaked out … Read more

What Canadians need to know about COVID right now, from BA.5 to boosters

What Canadians need to know about COVID right now, from BA.5 to boosters

A woman wearing a protective mask takes a stroll in a park in Montreal, on July 6, 2020.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press The summer wave is upon us. In several parts of the country, COVID-19 cases and waste-water levels are increasing again in a new surge driven by the highly contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. … Read more