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Alberta to conduct review of liabilities associated with old oil and gas facilities

May 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta Energy has announced that it is conducting a review of old oil and gas wells and facilities and their associated liabilities. The province is working with industry and experts to find ways to better protect Albertans and the environment

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Flooding expected to be ‘unlike anything ever seen,’ warns Kelowna mayor

May 12, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s Okanagan region is bracing for a storm that Kelowna’s mayor worries could unleash the worst flooding the region has ever seen. Mayor Colin Basran posted a Facebook statement describing expected water levels as “unlike anything we

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Allianz total revenues up 2.5% to 36.2 billion euros in Q1 2017

May 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has recorded total revenues of 36.2 billion euros in the first quarter of 2017, up 2.5% from 35.4 billion euros in the same quarter last year. All segments contributed to the increase, Allianz said in a press release

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Rebuilding after disasters should stress safer, better, Goodale says

May 11, 2017 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – As the devastating floodwaters recede in Ontario and Quebec, the key to preventing a similar disaster in future is to avoid making the mistakes that led to problems in the first place, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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Too early to confirm costs from flooding in B.C., Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes: Aon

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Persistent recent heavy rainfall falling across several Canadian provinces has led to increasingly rising rivers, streams and lakes this week, as communities “raced to protect from water inundation,” Impact Forecasting said on Thursday in an Aon cat alert. Financial losses

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Threats of cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure most pressing global business performance risks: FM Global

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure are three of the most pressing risks to global business performance in the 21st century, according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index. The online, interactive annual index ranks 130 countries and territories

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ICLR holding 2017 hurricane season forecast webinar on May 30

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding a webinar on May 30 that will discuss a forecast of the 2017 hurricane season. Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will be part of the interactive

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Husky resumes cleanup after major oil spill in Saskatchewan last summer

May 10, 2017 Jennifer Graham - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Husky Energy is going to see how much more oil – if any – can be cleaned up from a major spill last July along the North Saskatchewan River. The company has started more shoreline cleanup and assessment

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Hannover Re Group net income down 2.4% to 264.8 million euros in 2017 Q1 compared to 2016 Q1

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Group net income for Hannover Re contracted to 264.8 million euros in the first quarter of 2017, but was in line with the prior-year quarter’s exceptionally good results, positioning the reinsurer well for achieving its financial targets this year. Group

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Documents show many cities are wary of mapping flood risks, making data public

May 9, 2017 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – When municipal officials were told last year about new tools to help them map the risk of flooding in their communities, they immediately raised red flags, suggesting they wanted no part of it over concerns about legal liability

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Q1 revenues up 5% at Aon

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc reported Tuesday its commercial risk solutions revenue of $984 million in the three months ending March 31, up 2% from $961 million during the same period in 2016, while net income, company wide, dropped 9% due in part

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Flooding in Ontario and Quebec in April and May estimated to cost “well into the millions” in U.S. dollars: Aon Benfield

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flooding in multiple communities in southern Ontario and Quebec in April and into May is estimated to cost “well into the millions of dollars (USD)” in economic losses, Impact Forecasting said on Tuesday in its Global Catastrophe Recap report for