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Residents leave homes as Ontario forest fires burn

August 1, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

KILLARNEY, Ont. – While heavy grey smoke from a nearby forest fire hung in the air, Donna Butson packed a bag of clothes and walked in her backyard with tears running from her eyes. She is one of many residents

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One easy way for retailers to manage cyber risk

July 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Retailers can reduce cyber liability risk if managers know exactly where computer files containing sensitive information is stored. Many retailers are “expanding their digital footprints” and storing personal information – such as customers’ names and addresses – on computers, noted

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Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked?

July 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

The financial costs of flooding in the Maritimes could increase dramatically by the end of the century under a “business-as-usual climate scenario,” even without accounting for changes people have made to the environment that could increase exposure, according to a

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Court tosses elderly couple’s 15-year-old auto insurance claim

July 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

Fifteen years after their auto accident, an elderly couple representing themselves in court lost their bid to further postpone their claim against their auto insurer, following years of adjourning trial dates and failing to show up in court. “The trial

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Claims adjuster fined $4,000 for failing to properly inform insured about coverage

July 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

A Quebec claims adjuster has been fined $4,000 for failing to inform an insured about an insurance carrier’s rights under the insurance policy, and for not promptly responding to emails from the insurer. Philippe Morin was charged with two counts

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Envista Forensics Expands Sales Team in Canada

July 25, 2018 by Ian Portsmouth

TORONTO, July, 19, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Leading Canadian Forensic Consulting firm, Envista Forensics, is pleased to announce the expansion of their national sales team. As part of this exciting growth, Envista Forensics is delighted to announce that Yvonne Hird has

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Ontario wildfires rage as B.C. wildfire season ramps up

July 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

Insurers are monitoring about 75 wildfires in northern Ontario this that have resulted in mandatory evacuation orders or alerts in the cottage country districts of Parry Sound and Sudbury, among other areas. “Based on what we are seeing, there aren’t

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How much it cost the industry when baseball-sized hail hit western Canada

July 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

A severe storm that affected parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in mid-June resulted in more than $90 million in insured damage, according to data released by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Strong winds and large hail – in some

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Massive fire strikes one of Saskatchewan town’s biggest employers

July 23, 2018 The Canadian Press

ROSTHERN, Sask. – The damage estimate is expected to run into the millions of dollars after a fire tore through a large central Saskatchewan farm machinery dealership. Emergency crews were called to Cervus Equipment John Deere in Rosthern just before

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Where provincial drivers crashed an average of 960 times a day

July 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Vehicle crashes in British Columbia hit an all-time high of 350,000 in 2017, the province’s public insurer reported this week. This equates to about 960 crashes a day – a 25% increase from 2014. “That means one out of 10

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Evacuation orders and alerts expanded as wildfires spread

July 22, 2018 The Canadian Press

SUMMERLAND, B.C. – Evacuation orders and alerts have been expanded as several wildfires in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley chew through bush and timber. A 10-square-kilometre blaze burning just south of Peachland on the west side of Okanagan Lake prompted an

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CRU GROUP welcomes new USA, Senior Business Development Leader

July 20, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, July 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President and CEO of CRU GROUP, today announced the hiring of Laura Pastore as the new Vice President U.S. Business Development for Catastrophe Response Unit USA.  “This is a huge coup for CRU”