Hurricane Juan hurtled toward Nova Scotia 10 years ago this weekend, bringing winds of more than 145 km/h that knocked out power to 300,000 homes and businesses and downed countless trees.

Just after midnight on Sept. 29, 2003 the Category 2 storm made landfall. Within about 90 minutes, the storm caused an estimated $100 million in damage and two people were dead.

Halifax's historic Public Gardens suffered extensive damage. But Point Pleasant Park took the brunt of the devastation, losing 70 per cent of its trees.