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Oral fluid drug screening devices can be “successfully used in Canada,” Public Safety Canada reports

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Results from the federal government’s oral fluid drug screening device pilot project suggest the devices can be “successfully used in Canada” to identify drivers who test positive for certain drugs in various conditions, Public Safety Canada (PSC) reported on Tuesday.

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Intact Ventures becomes strategic investor in Canadian IoT technology company Alert Labs

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Ventures has made its first investment in Canada Alert Labs Inc., an Ontario provider of easy-to-install technology that offers residential and commercial property owners real-time water use, flood, leak, temperature and power alerts. Not only do the alerts generated

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15 U.S. weather and climate disasters in 2016 caused US$46 billion in damages: NOAA

January 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The United States experienced 15 “weather and climate disasters” last year – each with losses exceeding US$1 billion – for a total of US$46 billion, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. The disasters, which included eight

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Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

October 6, 2016 Michael Astor - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. President Barack

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Changing climate is raising forest fire risk, says Natural Resources Canada annual report

September 28, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A new government report says that by the end of this century a changing climate is expected to at least double the area burned each year by forest fires in Canada. The 2015 annual forest assessment by Natural

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August marks ongoing trend of record-breaking heat for the globe: NOAA

September 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

August 2016 marked the 16th month of record warmth for the globe, the longest such streak in 137 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday. Last month was 1.66 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, breaking