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Canadians evacuated from homes after a wildfire can expect to suffer $11,300 in financial losses: Square One Insurance

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians evacuated from their homes because of wildfires can expect to suffer an average of $11,300 in financial losses, a recent study from Square One Insurance Services Inc. has found. Those with home insurance can recover most, but not all,

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Red Deer cleaning up from windstorm after declaring state of emergency

June 22, 2017 The Canadian Press

RED DEER, Alta. – People in Red Deer were cleaning up Wednesday after a violent windstorm that knocked out power and prompted the central Alberta city to declare a local state of emergency. Homes were damaged Tuesday when wind gusts

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Quebec homeowners face potential post-flooding woes: mosquitoes, critters, parasites

June 12, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Even as swollen rivers have receded in Quebec, some experts suggest historic flooding this year could mean critter and pest-related woes in months and years to come. For now, heavy water accumulation has created standing pools of water

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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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Landslide alert issued in same B.C. community where four were killed in 2012

March 28, 2017 The Canadian Press

JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. – A tiny British Columbia community where four people were killed in a landslide almost five years ago has been warned of another possible slide. An evacuation alert has been issued for residents of Johnsons Landing on

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Home explodes in DC suburb: ‘It’s just a pile of bricks’

March 20, 2017 The Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. – A house in a Maryland suburb of the nation’s capital was levelled early Friday by a thunderous explosion heard for miles around, a blast so powerful it shattered windows and caused other damage to several neighbouring homes,

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Chubb enhances Master Equipment Breakdown insurance policy for Canadian customers

February 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb announced on Tuesday that is has enhanced its Masterpiece Equipment Breakdown insurance policy to “better protect customers against problems associated with the sudden or accidental breakdown of residential equipment.” Available to customers with an existing Canadian Masterpiece Homeowners, Condominium

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Armed forces deployed to hardest hit areas in the wake of N.B. storm: premier

January 30, 2017 Adina Bresge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s premier says the military is sending between 100 and 150 troops to help with recovery efforts in the areas that have been hardest hit by last week’s ice storm. Brian Gallant told a news conference

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

January 19, 2017 Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Valentina Onori - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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Death toll grows to 36 at Oakland warehouse fire

December 5, 2016 Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage. A wall is leaning inward,

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B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding

October 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About four months after a “substantive rainfall event” that lead to flooding in British Columbia’s Peace Region, the provincial government announced that it is providing $2.5 million to the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) to undertake debris removal and preventative

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Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

August 30, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The