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-30- Forensic Engineering Launches Fixed-Fee Fire Investigation Service

January 17, 2017 by -30- Forensic Engineering

-30- Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to introduce a Fixed-Fee Fire Investigation Service. This offering will provide clients with fire scene investigations conducted by NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators (CFEI) at a set

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Two out of three U.S. homeowners insurance customers would switch carriers to get discounts for using smart home devices, study finds

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two out of three homeowners insurance customers in the United States would be willing to change insurance companies to get policy discounts for using smart home devices, according to new research findings released on Tuesday by NTT DATA. “Our study

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Economic losses from nat cat events in 2016 total US$210 billion, the highest loss amount in four years: Aon Benfield

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Three hundred and fifteen natural catastrophe events in 2016 generated economic losses of US$210 billion, the highest loss amount in four years and 21% above the 16-average of US$174 billion, according to Aon Benfield’s 2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe

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TT Club offers advice on packaging, securing coiled materials in containers

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialist freight transport insurer TT Club has issued specific guidance on packing and securing coiled materials in containers in a bid to prevent the costly and potentially injurious consequences of improperly secured coils. Investigations into incidents along the international supply

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School, town hall, RCMP office on fire in southern Newfoundland: police

January 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

MILLTOWN, N.L. – Police have taken one person into custody after the local school, town hall and police station all caught fire in a small community on Newfoundland’s south coast. RCMP Cpl. Trevor O’Keefe said calls started coming in at

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Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board immune from $50,000 lawsuit alleging Charter rights violations: Supreme Court

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Laws that shield quasi-judicial decision makers and public inquiry officials from personal damages claims are meant to protect their impartiality, a Supreme Court of Canada judge suggested in a ruling released Friday. Jessica Ernst sought a remedy of $50,000 from

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Record number of M&A deals closed in last two weeks of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A record number of merger and acquisition deals – 72 – were closed in the last two weeks of 2016, compared to just 48 deals for the same period in 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal

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More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020: Gartner

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by “citizen data scientists,” according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory

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Tugs finally free tanker stranded in Cape Breton, N.S., for a week

January 16, 2017 The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – A tanker that ran aground off the coast of Nova Scotia has returned to port after being stuck in shallow water for a week. The coast guard and salvage crews freed the Arca 1 from a bay

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SGS Canada Inc., Canadian Food and Wine Institute partner to enhance food and beverage safety, risk reduction

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGS Canada Inc. and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) at Niagara College have partnered on a new offering that will target risk reduction and provide students the tools needed to demonstrate true risk-based diligence. The Food Safety Program

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity opens at the University of New Brunswick

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced on Monday that the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) – an “innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration” – opened at the university on Monday. With more than $4.5 million in funding

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The Co-operators acquires brokerage Denny’s Insurance of Acton, Ont.

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company announced on Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased personal and commercial lines brokerage Denny’s Insurance. Current clients of Denny’s Insurance, located in Acton, Ont., will be notified of the change in ownership and their existing