IBC Hurricane Dorian Information Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is happy to provide the information below to be shared with Nova Scotians who are recovering from Hurricane Dorian.Anyone with questions should contact their insurance representative. IBC is also available to answer general insurance inquiries through our Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422 ext 228)What insurance coversMost car, home and business insurance policies cover damage caused by a hurricane or tropical storm. Wind damage is commonly included in coverage, water damage may to be an endorsement or an add-on to a home insurance policy. Damage to vehicles may be covered if a comprehensive or all perils policy was purchased – this is not mandatory coverage. Your insurance representative is at the ready to clarify the details of your policies.The claims process If you have been affected by Hurricane Dorian, when it is safe to do so, take the following steps: • Assess and document the damage. Taking photos can be helpful. • Call your insurance representative and/or company. • List all damaged or destroyed items. • If possible, assemble proofs of purchase, photos, receipts and warranties. Keep damaged items unless they pose a health hazard. • If you have to move out of your home because of insured damage, check with your insurance representative about whether your policy includes additional living expenses coverage, which may cover your costs if you have to move into a hotel/motel. Next steps • Once you have reported a loss, you will be assigned a claims adjuster. It may take some time given the number of people affected by Dorian, but you will be contacted. • The claims adjuster will investigate the circumstances of the loss, examine the documents you provide and explain the process. Take notes during these conversations and don't be afraid to ask questions. Resources For general information, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422 ext 228)http://www.ibc.ca/on/http://www.ibc.ca/on/disaster
The following are available today, Monday September 9th, 2019:
* Canning Municipal Complex, 977 J Jordan Rd, Canning
* Wolfville Town Hall, 359 Main St, Wolfville
* Municipality of Kings Municipal Offices, 181 Coldbrook Village Park Dr Coldbrook
We will be opening a Comfort centre at Wolfville School at 10:30 am, which will stay open until 4:00 pm (or sooner if power is restored). The purpose of the centre is to have a place to use the washrooms, charge your phones and receive information (which we will also post here as well as required). Our amazing Councillors will be supporting this centre so come and say hello to them if you require this service!
Please avoid non-essential travel and stay off the roads so that road crews and power crews can do their work today. Other Comfort centres available today are:
.- Open now - Canning Fire Dept, 977 J.Jordan Road
- Open now - New Minas Fire Dept, 6 Jones Road
- Open at 1 pm - Coldbrook Lions Club, 1416 South Bishop Road
- Open at 11 am - Aylesford Fire Hall, 1083 Park Street
The Kings County Regional Emergency Coordination Centre will be activated from 7 a.m., tomorrow with municipal staff supporting Emergency First Responders with the impending storm. There is a HOTLINE number for the public to call if they have concerns or questions about the impact of the weather. CALL 902-690-6112 for the public hotline which will be available from 7 am Saturday Sept 7th.If you have an emergency situation don't hesitate to call 9-1-1. More information will be provided as received. Stay safe.
The Town of Wolfville has awarded the contract for the reconstruction of Westwood Avenue to Howard Little Excavating Ltd. The work includes concrete curbs/gutters, sanitary sewer, water, base gravels, asphalt surfaces, concrete sidewalk on the west side of the street and reinstatement of disturbed areas.
Construction is scheduled to start Wednesday August 28th, 2019 with the removal of existing asphalt and pipe work to begin the week of September 2nd, 2019.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2019.
Hours of work will generally be from 7 am to 7 pm. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to through traffic during work hours, except for emergency vehicles, construction and local resident traffic.
More information can be found here:
View the revised documents
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TOMORROW AUGUST 26, BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 12 PM PAVING WILL BE LAID DOWN ON MAIN STREET BETWEEN CHERRY LANE AND WICKWIRE AVENUE. WE ARE EXPECTING TRAFFIC DELAYS AND PLEASE USE OTHER ROUTES IF POSSIBLE. WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Parking will be limited this afternoon on Main Street between Elm Ave and Central Ave starting at 3pm as we prepare for the Mud Creek Days Official Opening and Street Dance.
Please be advised that cars parked on this section of Main Street will be unable to exit after 5pm and until 10pm.
We would appreciate your assistance in vacating this area to ensure a safe and enjoyable event.
Find out what's happening tonight and all weekend during Mud Creek Days celebrations here:
Please be advised that Main Street will be closed to all traffic between Elm Ave and Central Ave from 5pm - 10pm on Friday, July 26th.
Main Street will also be closed to through traffic between Gaspereau Ave and Central Ave, with only local traffic permitted on this section.
Parking will also be reduced on this section of Main Street during these times.
Please use the designated detour route of Elm Ave - Front Street - Harbourside Drive to bypass Main Street during this time.
Linden Avenue will be closed between Main Street and Summer Street from 4pm - 10pm on Friday, July 26th.
These closures are required in order to hold the Town's Official Opening to Mud Creek Days and Street Dance.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Take part in this fun and challenging event in support of the Mudley Fund: helping local youth access recreation programs.
Entry fee is $100 per 4-person team. All proceeds go to the Mudley Fund.
Be prepared to get muddy!