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STRONE Proud Title Sponsor of Alumni Game at Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Festivities in Kenora

February 14, 2017 by STRONE-Itech

The City of Kenora is welcoming hockey fans across Canada February 15-18th as Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities take over the community. STRONE Kenora is thrilled to participate, joining in as title sponsor of the Alumni Game featuring a

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Most Canadian IT professionals report some security solutions “outdated and inadequate”: study

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Most IT professionals in Canada (73%) feel strongly that some of their security solutions are outdated and inadequate, according to the Canadian results of a global study released last week. The Need for a New IT Security Architecture: Global Study

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Loss ratio up 1.4 points for Arch Capital

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Arch Capital Group Ltd. reported Monday a combined ratio of 99.4% in insurance during the last three months of 2016 due in part to Hurricane Matthew, while net favorable development, due in part to better than expected claims emergence in

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Massive storm continues slow march east after paralyzing Maritimes

February 14, 2017 Alison Auld and Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada remained under a blizzard warning Tuesday after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping a thick blanket of snow and unleashing howling winds before marching off to Newfoundland. Environment Canada issued the warnings

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Zurich North America, Deloitte collaborating on cyber protection

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich North America and Deloitte reported on Tuesday that they are working together to provide services for customers to help them better understand and protect themselves from cyber related risks. Initial offerings include risk transfer options provided by Zurich and

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RMS appoints Mike Pritula as president, effective March 1

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) announced on Tuesday that it has appointed industry veteran Mike Pritula as president, effective March 1. Pritula will lead RMS’ client service and market development, advancing the company’s role in delivering value to enable its

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Chubb expands global cyber facility with multi-line peril endorsements

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb has announced the availability of new property and casualty endorsements for its Global Cyber Facility aimed at helping risk managers and chief information security officers (CISOs) address exposure gaps in their organizations’ insurance portfolios and best respond to C-suite

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Intact, Allstate disagree on whether accident victims “principally dependent” on policyholder

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal over an arbitration ruling in an auto accident benefits priority dispute, where insurers disagreed on whether a claimant was “principally dependent” on the owner of a vehicle. Court records indicate

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As water falls slightly at California dam, next storm looms

February 13, 2017 Olga R. Rodriguez and Don Thompson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OROVILLE, Calif. – The water level dropped Monday at the nation’s tallest dam, easing slightly the fears of a catastrophic spillway collapse that prompted authorities to order nearly 200,000 people to leave their homes downstream. But with more rain expected

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CEOs “particularly” anxious about data breaches: PwC survey

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly one in four chief executive officers surveyed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers “strongly agree” that how their firms manage people’s data will “differentiate” their companies. “CEOs are particularly anxious that breaches in data security and ethics, and IT outages and disruptions could

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IBM’s famed Watson computer ‘gets a job’ fighting cybercrime threat

February 13, 2017 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use. “Now he gets a job and makes us some money,” quipped Caleb Barlow, vice-president of IBM

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Beazley launches entertainment, media liability coverages in Canada

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

United Kingdom-based specialist insurer Beazley plans to expand the range of products available through its newly acquired Canadian operations with Monday’s announcement that it will offer television and film producers errors and omissions (E&O) coverage, as well as media liability