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City of Edmonton proposes new Vehicle for Hire Bylaw

The City of Edmonton announced on Friday that it has proposed a new Vehicle for Hire Bylaw that would allow technology-based dispatchers to operate, while also seeking to maintain a competitive traditional taxi sector.
Sep 4, 2015 4:11PM


B.C. government to introduce legislative amendments related to drone operations near wildfires

The government of British Columbia announced on Friday that it will introduce legislative amendments in the spring of 2016 to strengthen and clarify provisions of the provincial Wildfire Act – and that may apply to the operation of drones.
Sep 4, 2015 3:26PM


Annual sales of autonomous-capable vehicles expected to reach 85 million by 2035: report

Annual sales of autonomous-capable vehicles are expected to reach 85 million by 2035, according to a report released this week by Navigant Research, a market research and consulting company that provides analysis of global clean technology...
Sep 4, 2015 2:21PM


Lawsuit against Chevron arising from pollution in Ecuador can proceed in Ontario: Supreme Court

The pursuit of a nearly-$10 billion judgement debt in Ecuador, arising from pollution claims against Chevron Corp., can proceed against the petroleum giant’s Canadian subsidiary in an Ontario court, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled...
Sep 4, 2015 1:47PM


Tianjin explosions set to become one of Asia's largest insured man-made loss events, potential losses estimated at US$1.6 billion to US$3.3 billion: Guy Carpenter

The Port of Tianjin explosions in China are set to become one of Asia’s largest insured man-made loss events, with potential losses of between US$1.6 billion and US$3.3 billion, global risk and reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter &...
Sep 4, 2015 9:59AM


Overall reinsurance sector outlook negative for 2016; major Tier 1 and small mono-line companies diverge: Fitch Ratings

The sector outlook for the reinsurance industry is negative for 2016, but major Tier 1 reinsurers with strong franchises and market positions are well-placed to adapt to – and profit from – the changing reinsurance landscape and...
Sep 4, 2015 8:55AM


On Arctic voyage, Obama turns to the power of the presidential image to elevate climate change

KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama closed out his Alaska tour with a trip Wednesday to the tiny town of Kotzebue, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in the Alaska Arctic - part of a wider effort to command attention to...
Sep 3, 2015 4:19PM


Abandoned campfire to blame for fire in B.C., forest ministry says

An abandoned campfire was to blame for a short-lived wildfire in late August, the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations reported on Wednesday.
Sep 3, 2015 3:46PM


ICBC, police and provincial government launch month-long distracted driving campaign

While the government of British Columbia reviews the province’s distracted driving penalties, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), police and the government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign across the...
Sep 3, 2015 2:40PM


Economic losses from storms in Alberta, B.C. expected to exceed $225 million in total: Aon Benfield

Total economic losses from severe thunderstorms and flooding rains in Alberta in early August are expected to exceed $125 million, while a strong storm system that battered parts of British Columbia was expected to exceed $100 million in...
Sep 3, 2015 1:31PM


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