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Toronto’s density, old sewer system lead to flooding, observers say

August 22, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent

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What Canada’s P&C industry has learned from catastrophes

July 31, 2018 by David Gambrill

Each catastrophe presents a unique learning opportunity for today’s risk and insurance professional; over time, savvy risk experts will use these broad-scale “teachable moments” to better prepare their clients and employers to be more resilient in the future. Canadian Underwriter

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Dozens of forest fires continue in northern Ontario

July 13, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The mayor of a northern Ontario community says residents have been allowed to return to homes they were forced to leave earlier this week as forest fires burned nearby. But Lorie Hunter, the mayor of Temagami, Ont., says

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Cyber catastrophe bonds: Coming soon?

July 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With computer security incidents causing business interruption and privacy breaches, there is a “very real possibility” that a catastrophe bond covering cyber risk might be available, the head of a cyber risk modelling vendor predicts. Catastrophe bonds are a form

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Tropical Storm Chris could make landfall on Newfoundland

July 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula could get wind gusts of up to 100 km/h this week as a result of Tropical Storm Chris, which is expected to be upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday. Tropical Storm Chris was in the Atlantic Ocean more

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Tropical Storm Chris tracks towards Nova Scotia

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Storm weather arising from a hurricane could hit Nova Scotia Wednesday night, with a low but not zero probability of hurricane-force winds hitting Canada’s east coast. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to start moving northeast and reach hurricane status Tuesday,

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Why this city is billed as “progressive” in reducing flood risk

July 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Toronto is one of the most progressive cities in taking steps to reduce basement flood risk, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)  director of research Dan Sandink said Thursday in an interview. And a ban on below-grade garages is Exhibit A

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How the pieces of the puzzle fit together during a catastrophe

July 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Following a catastrophe, policyholders are best served when adjusters and contractors adhere to their professional limitations in managing a loss, an industry executive said Tuesday. Jim Eso, senior vice president of property and casualty with Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc.,

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How Canada fares on rail risk five years after Lac-Mégantic

July 5, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

There is room for improvement in managing railway risk, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in a release marking the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, tragedy. For years, TSB has been calling for more ways to stop trains,

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Wildfire evacuees to return to Southend, Saskatchewan

June 27, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

SOUTHEND , Sask.  – Residents who had to leave their remote community in northern Saskatchewan because of a wildfire are being allowed to return. The wildfire was growing last week and was 13 kilometres away when an evacuation was ordered

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Fort McMurray airport sues insurer for $34 million in wildfire losses

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is suing FM Global for more than $34 million, contending that the insurer breached its obligations under a policy in place during the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016. In a statement of claim

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The province said to lead Canada in physical flood defences

June 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Half a century after the completion of the Red River Floodway, Manitoba still provides the best examples of overland flood defence work in Canada, the founder of a property loss think tank suggests. The Manitoba government estimates that the Red