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CRU Adjusters teams up with Kespry’s industrial drone platform for adjusting property claims

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CRU Adjusters, an independent adjusting firm specializing in customized claims handling solutions in Canada and the United States, has announced a collaboration with Kespry’s industrial drone platform to power CRU’s drone division for adjusting property claims. The collaboration, after more

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CEP Forensic and Sintra Engineering merge to create “Canada’s largest forensic engineering firm”

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CEP Forensic Inc. and Sintra Engineering Inc., eastern and western Canadian forensic engineering providers, have announced a merger to create what they are calling the country’s largest forensic engineering firm. The newly created entity, CEP-Sintra, will have close to one

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Southern Alberta town ravaged by 2013 flood sees development as promising sign

June 8, 2017 The Canadian Press

HIGH RIVER, Alta. – A new housing and retail development in High River, Alta., is being hailed as proof of renewed confidence in the town’s ability to handle another flood event. Massive floods that raged through southern Alberta in the

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Spring storm in Alberta and Saskatchewan uproots trees and knocks out power

May 25, 2017 The Canadian Press

A nasty spring storm has toppled semis, uprooted trees and produced localized flooding throughout much of Saskatchewan and Alberta. In Saskatoon, wind speeds were recorded at 105 kilometres an hour Wednesday afternoon, leaving garbage bins strewn throughout the streets, shingles

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Rogers Insurance Ltd. obtains minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc.

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Rogers Insurance Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it will obtain a minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc. The partnership between Calgary-based Rogers Insurance and Victoria, B.C.-based Megson FitzPatrick became effective May 5, Rogers Insurance said in a press release

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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

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Calgary city council changes rules to accommodate Uber operations

November 29, 2016 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The ride-hailing service Uber is now free to do business in the City of Calgary. City council has voted to amend its rules, meaning the fee structure for ride sharers would now be scalable and the application process

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Intact opens third service centre, this time in Toronto

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) announced on Monday that it has opened its third Intact Service Centre in Canada, this time in Toronto, so that Intact Insurance and belairdirect customers “can now experience a simpler, faster and more convenient auto claims

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Calgary-based InsureMy partners with U.K. telematics provider to distribute new driver program to Canadian drivers

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Calgary-based brokerage InsureMy Ltd. and United Kingdom-based telematics provider Trak Global Group announced on Wednesday a partnership through an exclusive licensing agreement enabling InsureMy to “distribute products from the Trak/Carrot [Insurance] brand to maximize distribution points throughout Canada.” Trak Global

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Bracing for Change

October 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Attendees of the 42nd Annual RIMS Canada Conference had the opportunity to learn about the most pressing (and persistent) risk management issues facing professionals, their partners and the industry itself. Common to all, though, is a need to get educated and be flexible for what may unfold in future.

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Resilience should be a goal of all organizations

September 12, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

CALGARY — Darius Delon, chair of the RIMS Canada Council, had a very simple message for those attending the annual conference in Calgary Monday: every organization can be hit by disaster, so every organization needs to be resilient. Scenario brainstorming,

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Alberta storm event in late June cost an estimated $70 million in insured property damage: PCS Canada

July 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A storm event with flooding, hail and wind from June 28 to June 30 in Alberta has cost an estimated $70,440,000 in insured property damage, according to a catastrophe bulletin from Property Claim Services (PCS) Canada. According to the bulletin,