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Six Kaslo, B.C., homes still evacuated after slide, order lifted for 41 others

April 19, 2017 The Canadian Press

KASLO, B.C. – The threat of further slides is keeping six families out of their homes in southeastern B.C., but residents of 41 other properties were allowed to return Tuesday night. The Regional District of Central Kootenay downgraded an evacuation

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Quebec authorities watch for flooding after heavy weekend rainfall

April 18, 2017 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Recent heavy rainfall had civil security authorities keeping close tabs on Quebec rivers Monday as minor flooding was reported in various parts of the province. Heavy rain on Sunday raised the water levels of streams and rivers over

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One in 10 polled Canadians admit to driving under the influence of marijuana, State Farm Canada survey finds

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One in 10 respondents to a recent State Farm Canada survey admit that they have driven under the influence of marijuana (45% within the past 12 months), but nearly half this group said they don’t believe marijuana impacts their ability

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Canadian industry underwriting income down 81% in 2016: MSA

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had underwriting income of $484 million in 2016, down 81% from $2.554 billion in 2015, while reinsurers’ combined ratio deteriorated 30.4 points year over year, MSA Research Inc. suggested in a report released

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross

April 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels

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Ice jam causes minor flooding in N.B., water levels in Fredericton area to increase near flood stage

April 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An ice jam caused minor flooding on a residential street in the New Brunswick community of Middle River, the province’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) reported on Sunday. However, water levels have subsided after some residents were cut off from their

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Carriers should more fully explore potential in episodic insurance, CIAA event hears

April 17, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurance carriers need to more seriously consider the potential that exists in episodic insurance and how such an approach could alter offerings, Mukul Ahuja, leader of insurance strategy and innovation at Deloitte Canada, suggested Thursday. “Not nearly enough carriers are

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Autonomous vehicles coming, but auto books will not disappear any time soon: CIAA event speaker

April 17, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Autonomous vehicles are coming, but there is no need for property and casualty insurers to panic that their auto books are going to quickly disappear, Andrew Lo, president and chief operating officer of Kanetix Ltd., said Thursday at the Canadian

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More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

April 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations held its annual general meeting Thursday, acclaiming the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario as a new board member and announcing the use of its eDocs standard was up about 45%

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161 companies have exited Canadian P&C market in past 20 years, 96% voluntarily: PACICC

April 13, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Over the past 20 years, 161 different insurance companies have exited the Canadian P&C market, 96% of which were voluntary exits, according to a new report from the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC). The report, the 11th in

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Ontario should create ‘list of documents that must be produced’ in personal injury auto lawsuits: Marshall

April 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government should consider allowing auto insurers to offer consumers more choices and come up with new rules for the tort system bearing in mind that personal injury auto lawsuits “seldom involve complex issues of law,” a special adviser

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Government of Alberta boosts Calgary’s flood resilience with $13.4 million investment

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Wednesday that it is investing about $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities