In response to the devastation caused in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, no more hurricanes will bear the name Juan.

The name would have been used again in 2009, but the World Meteorological Organization has agreed to remove Juan from a rotating list of hurricane names.

Environment Canada made the request after last September's hurricane left seven people dead and caused at least $100 million in damages. It's the first time Canada has requested a hurricane name be retired.

"Withdrawing the name Juan from the WMO list of hurricane names shows a measure of respect for the tragic loss of life," federal Environment Minister David Anderson says in a release.

Each hurricane season, storms are named alphabetically from A to U, with names repeating every six years.

The name Juan has a deadly history. In 1985, a hurricane Juan killed more than 60 people in Louisiana and caused more than $2 billion in damage.

Countries can ask to have a hurricane name retired if it has caused a tremendous impact such as loss of life or extensive damage. More than 50 hurricane names have been retired.

The name Joaquin was chosen to replace Juan on the list. Replacement names must maintain the gender and ethnicity of the original.