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How new overland flood policies affect disaster assistance eligibility

May 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Given recent flooding in Grand Forks and other areas of B.C., questions remain about the interplay between overland flood policies and how Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) in B.C. factors into the response. Various insurance coverages for overland flood are new,

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City of Vancouver files claim against owners of vessel that leaked fuel in 2015

May 29, 2018 Canadian Press

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city has filed a federal court claim against the owner of a vessel that spilled fuel into English Bay in 2015, as part of the city’s continuing effort to get compensation for its response

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FirstOnSite Restoration Reinforces Leadership Team in British Columbia

May 28, 2018 FirstOnSite Restoration

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 28, 2018 /insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has fortified its leadership team in British Columbia with the promotion of Erik Hecht to Director of Operations, and the addition of Frank Wood as

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This percentage of consumers believe auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice”

May 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Nearly half of customers polled for an Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) survey believed that committing auto insurance fraud is an “accepted practice” in B.C., with most saying that claims contain an “element” of fraud. The survey of 1,373

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Winter tires cut auto insurance claims frequency: CAA

May 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Winter tires reduce the frequency of auto insurance claims, the head of the Canadian Automobile Association’s Ontario auto insurer suggested Wednesday. “Claims are reduced when people have winter tires on their cars, especially driving in climates like we have in

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JENSEN HUGHES Accelerates Growth with Addition of Forensics Services to Edmonton Office

May 28, 2018 by Alexandra Jones

EDMONTON, AB, May 28, 2018 /insPRESS/ – JENSEN HUGHES, the global leader in safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting services, is proud to announce the addition of Forensics capabilities to its Edmonton office. In addition to six other offices

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Out of control B.C. wildfire one of the largest of 2018 season

May 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Members of the public are no longer allowed in the area around Allie Lake, B.C., where one of the first large wildfires of the 2018 season is blazing out of control. The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued

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Fifteen injured in Toronto area improvised explosive device attack

May 25, 2018 Liam Casey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Police are actively hunting for two suspects believed to be behind an explosion that rocked an Indian restaurant west of Toronto, sending 15 people to hospital, the chief of the investigating force said Friday. Jennifer Evans of

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First General announces that Lorne McIntyre is officially an IICRC Approved Instructor

May 25, 2018 First General

TORONTO, May 25, 2018 /insPRESS/ – First General is pleased to announce that Lorne McIntyre is officially an IICRC Approved Instructor for courses in the following subjects:   Carpet Cleaning Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Odor Control Water Damage Restoration.

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James Palmer joins Sedgwick Canada

May 24, 2018 by Sedgwick

TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Sedgwick is pleased to announce that James Palmer will join the team as a major and complex loss adjuster to support the combined Sedgwick and Cunningham Lindsey teams in Canada. “James Palmer has been a

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How one brokerage helped out a competitor during ‘biblical’ flooding

May 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

Recent flooding in Grand Forks, B.C. has not only brought a community together, it has brought two local competing brokerages together as well. Sam Cowan, vice president of sales and marketing with RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd., said that the brokerage’s

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MGB Claims Consultants Inc.’s Cyber Team Expansion Continues

May 23, 2018 MGB Claims Consultants Inc.

TORONTO, May 23, 2018 /insPRESS/ – James Giffen, MGB’s Cyber Team Leader is pleased to announce their continued expansion of the team, capable of assisting with Cyber claims throughout Canada. MGB’s Cyber Team remain on the forefront of the handling