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Why the court found the landlord responsible for this winter roof collapse

October 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A courier firm has successfully sued its landlord for $188,000 after the roof of its Halifax area warehouse collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. In Transport Canpar L.P. v. 3258042 Nova Scotia Limited, released Oct. 8, Justice Richard

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Appeal court dismisses lawsuit against Economical over additional insured endorsement

October 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A solar energy developer has lost its appeal against Economical in a commercial coverage dispute regarding an additional insured, in which the policy wording referred to “liability arising out of the operations” of the insured. “Contractual insurance obligations and additional

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Pario Welcomes Eli Vandersluis to the Toronto Office

September 16, 2020 by SCM Insurance Services

TORONTO, ON, SEPT. 16, 2020/insPRESS/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Eli Vandersluis

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Pario Welcomes Abrar Khan to the London Office

August 25, 2020 by SCM Insurance Services

LONDON, ON, AUGUST 25, 2020/insPRESS/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP (Pario), one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Abrar Khan

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Property claim cycle times are on the rise: Xactware data

August 10, 2020 by David Gambrill

While everyone in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry knows that quick claims response times are critical to consumer satisfaction, cycle times for property claims in Canada increased overall between 2018 and 2019, according to the latest property damage

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Nissan recalls nearly 1.9M cars for pesky hood latch

June 4, 2020 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – For the fourth time, Nissan is recalling hundreds  – of thousands of midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a nagging latch problem that may allow the hood fly open while cars are moving. The latest

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Pyrrhic victory for Intact in faulty workmanship coverage dispute

May 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Insurance has convinced an Alberta court that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applies in a disputed commercial fire claim but the carrier still has to pay more than $600,000 to a bakery, mainly because the judge rejected Intact’s definition of

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Origin and Cause makes moves out west

May 20, 2020 Origin and Cause

Vancouver, B.C.,  MAY 19, 2020/InsPRESS/ – Origin and Cause is pleased to announce the addition of Keith Ellwood, Fire and Explosion Investigator, to our team in Calgary. Keith has spent over 8 years with the Office of the Fire Commissioner

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Aviva loses battle in faulty workmanship exclusion dispute

May 5, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The application of faulty workmanship exclusions continues to be a subject of disagreement among judges, a Court of Appeal of Alberta ruling from last week shows. The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently found that if a construction contractor causes

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Why home fire risk has increased in Ontario

May 5, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario’s fire marshal says there’s been an increase in fire deaths this year as COVID-19 measures force many people to stay home and do more home cooking. Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities between Jan. 1 and

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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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Envista Forensics announces noteworthy staffing updates to their Canadian Operations

April 28, 2020 Envista Forensics

TORONTO, ON, APRIL 28, 2020/insPRESS/ – Envista Forensics, a global forensic engineering and consulting firm announces a noteworthy staffing update to their Canadian Operations. Kirsten Hoedlmoser, M.Eng., CHSC, CIH, P.Eng.., has joined Envista’s Toronto office as Envista’s Canadian Technical Lead,