Hurricane Dean was downgraded to a tropical storm after dumping almost 2 inches of rain on parts of Canada's Newfoundland province and roaring through the tiny French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon but causing little damage. Dean spent most of its remaining gale-force winds on the hilly landscape of Newfoundland, dropping an inch of rain on Gander and close to 2 inches in central areas, according to the Canadian Hurricane Center in Halifax. Dean's winds, at 70 m.p.h. when it hit Newfoundland, dropped to 50 m.p.h. as it headed back to sea.