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Report recommends measures to avoid repeat of flooding in Quebec community

May 4, 2020 Stephanie Marin- THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A report into the rupture of a dike in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., during spring flooding last year suggests several problems including a lack of awareness among the population about the associated risks of living in the area. The report

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Emergency response from the MBC Group to Fort McMurray flooding

May 4, 2020 MBC Group

GATINEAU, QC, MAY 4, 2020/insPRESS/ – We are closely monitoring the situation in Fort McMurray and our Engineers, Environmental Consultant and Appraisers are readily available to provide emergency assistance on existing and future flood related claims. Our team leads: Ross

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Ecclesiastical Insurance offers advice on mitigating flood damage during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020 Ecclesiastical Insurance

TORONTO, ON, MAY 1, 2020/insPRESS/ – Spring overland flooding has already caused extensive damage in Northern Alberta, in what is likely only the first significant flood event in Canada this season. Under normal circumstances, damage caused by floodwater can be

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Kernaghan Adjusters’ new hire will be essential to Fort McMurray flooding response plan

May 1, 2020 by Kernaghan Adjusters

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, MAY 1, 2020/InsPress/ – Kernaghan Adjusters (KA) , Canada’s most reliable independent adjusting firm – is pleased to welcome back Christie Belok-Bunn CIP to the Alberta team. Christie began her career as a Claims Adjuster after attaining

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Ice jam that caused flooding, evacuation in Fort McMurray melting

April 30, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – An ice jam on the Athabasca River is nearly half the size it was earlier this week when it caused major flooding in Fort McMurray and forced 13,000 people from their homes. The Regional Municipality of

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Chief medical health officer eases COVID rules in Alberta flood areas: premier

April 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Premier Jason Kenney says the province’s chief medical officer of health is relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions for people who are dealing with flooding in northern Alberta. Kenney says in a tweet sent out late Tuesday that

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How brokers can protect themselves from lawsuits during COVID-19

April 28, 2020 by David Gambrill

Broker advice and advocacy are shining brilliantly during the days of the global pandemic, with insurer products, coverage options and consumer relief packages in a constant state of flux. Many in the P&C industry have noted that broker value has

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Flooding in Fort McMurray leads to request for military assistance from Ottawa

April 27, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Flooding in northern Alberta has led to mandatory evacuations in Fort McMurray and a request to the federal government for military assistance. “We have requested assistance from the federal government as we face this new crisis,”

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New evacuation order in B.C. as flooding affects central Interior

April 24, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A flood warning has been issued for a river near Prince George, British Columbia, after it rose nearly 35 centimetres in a day. The B.C. River Forecast Centre, which assesses water supply, flood risk and predicts flows in

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The “dark side” of working from home: How to avoid an isolated workforce

April 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

Before COVID-19, there was a lively debate within the Canadian P&C industry about the virtues and pitfalls of working from home, featuring the industry’s skeptics (a.k.a.  the “Boomers”) and proponents (the “Millennials”). Well, guess what? The pandemic has made us

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Predicting possible outcomes to coronavirus and other pandemics with models and simulations

April 20, 2020 Gabriel Wainer, Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University - THE CANADIAN PRESS

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site Lately, our daily lives include reading complex news items with analysis

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Industry panelists to discuss business continuity in the age of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Canadian Underwriter will host a free webinar exploring how brokers’ business continuity plans have responded and will continue to respond during the unfolding drama of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled for 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Apr. 22, the panel