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article imageHurricane Bill Will Hit Nova Scotia Sunday Morning

By KJ Mullins     Aug 22, 2009 in Environment
The Atlantic Canada coast has gotten their first storm warning of the year. Hurricane Bill, a category 2 storm, will be hitting Nova Scotia on Sunday. Residents along the Atlantic coast have been warned to be on the alert.
Canada's Summer Games could have some problems in Prince Edward Island according to CBC's television broadcast Newsworld on Sunday but the directors aren't worried for other days.
Workers have been evacuated from Sable Offshore Energy Project off Nova Scotia according to the Calgary Herald.
"The marine environment on Sunday and Sunday night is going to be a harsh environment," Peter Bowyer, a program supervisor at the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia said. "It is too uncomfortable a scenario to take a chance on."
Ferries from Port aux Basques, N.L. to North Sydney, N.S. will stop sailing after 8 p.m. Saturday night for at least 24 hours.
The Montreal Gazette reports:
"Bill will probably be a Category One hurricane when it reaches the coast of Nova Scotia,"André Cantin, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said yesterday.
On Friday Hurricane Bill has winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour. The storm is moving northwest towards Nova Scotia about 30 km/h. By Saturday the storm had been downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a Category 3 storm.
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