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Smoke grounds aircraft battling big wildfires east of Cascade Range in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. - Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounded helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames in Washington state.
Aug 28, 2015 4:12PM


Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer issues wildland fire smoke advisory for province

Just days after Alberta Health Services issued an air quality advisory for Edmonton, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer is warning that “most of the province is expected to experience some level of haze over the...
Aug 28, 2015 3:37PM


Florida governor declares state of emergency in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika.
Aug 28, 2015 2:27PM


Intact must defend construction company over lawsuit arising from fire: Court

Intact Insurance Company has a duty to defend a construction firm sued for negligence, over a restaurant damaged by fire eight years after the policy was in effect, an Alberta court recently ruled.
Aug 28, 2015 1:08PM


Expected heavy rainfall in Vancouver increases risk of flash flooding, Environment Canada warns

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Metro Vancouver area, warning that heavy rainfall in the region over several days increases the risk of flash flooding.
Aug 28, 2015 11:47AM


Ontario policyholders approve merger to create Heartland Farm Mutual Insurance

North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (NWFM) and Oxford Mutual Insurance Company announced on Friday that their mutual policyholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve the amalgamation of the two companies to create Heartland Farm...
Aug 28, 2015 10:16AM


Australia governments should be far-sighted by abolishing state, territory taxes on insurance to encourage uptake

New research out of Australia suggests that nixing state and territory taxes on insurance would encourage property owners and renters to take out more insurance, thereby protecting AU$36 billion more in home and contents assets.
Aug 28, 2015 9:20AM


Judge reverses Pennsylvania woman's manslaughter conviction due to GM ignition switch problem

PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania judge reversed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a woman Wednesday after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crashing into a school bus and utility pole, killing her...
Aug 27, 2015 4:06PM


William H. McGannon Foundation founding father passes away

The Calgary-based William H. McGannon Foundation announced on Thursday that founding father Bill McGannon passed away peacefully on Aug. 26 at the age of 79 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Aug 27, 2015 3:08PM


British Columbia announces new Emergency Management Planning Guide

British Columbia announced on Thursday a new Emergency Management Planning Guide to help schools, districts and other authorities deal with natural disasters, human-caused events and technological and biological hazards.
Aug 27, 2015 2:03PM


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