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2 reasons why it’s hard to model crop risk in Canada

April 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fluctuating loss ratios and an evolving mix of crops in Canada are two factors contributing to the difficulty in modelling crop risk in the country, AIR Worldwide said recently. Rebecca Arias, the catastrophe modelling firm’s product marketing manager, wrote in

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CRU held its first UAS Pilot Seminar

April 27, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, April 27, 2018 /insPRESS/ – CRU adjusters, a Canadian based independent adjusting firm, recently held their first UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) seminar giving attendees an in-depth look at current UAV technology and its uses, at Southern Tech in Ardmore

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Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP Opens Moncton Office, Welcomes Steven Vidito, P.Geo., as Senior Geoscientist

April 26, 2018 by SCM Insurance Services

MONCTON, NB, April 26, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP, one of Canada’s top providers of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, announced today that it has opened a new branch

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New Brunswick latest province to see rising flood threat

April 26, 2018 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – Waters are rising in New Brunswick, and officials are warning residents to move their belongings to higher ground. New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Organization says the St. John River is expected to reach flood stage this week in many

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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

April 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.

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Rental agencies struggle with screenings as security concerns rise

April 25, 2018 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Monday’s deadly rental van rampage in Toronto shows how quickly a vehicle can be turned into a weapon, but rental agencies are finding few clear options to prevent their property from involvement in such violent acts. The urgency to find

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Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. Introduces New Property Appraisal Services  

April 25, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announced the launch of property appraisal services within its Global Technical Services (GTS®) service line. Complementary to our comprehensive property loss management services for residential and commercial losses,

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B.C. projects big savings from new minor injury cap

April 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is congratulating British Columbia’s proposed legislative changes that would introduce a minor injury cap of $5,500 in the province, a move aimed at reversing the public auto insurer’s skyrocketing legal and administrative costs. The

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Rising water prompts mandatory evacuation order

April 24, 2018 The Canadian Press

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – Rising water caused by an ice jam on the Little Red Deer River in central Alberta prompted officials to ask some people to leave their homes Monday, while further southeast on the Rosebud River, residents weren’t being

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Windsor tremor shows quake risk exists anywhere in Canada

April 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Earthquakes do hit southern Ontario from time to time but the area hit last week has a low risk of experiencing property damage arising from earthquakes, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official told Canadian Underwriter. Natural Resources Canada reported that

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Ontario ice storm catches the eye of global reinsurance brokerage

April 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Severe weather earlier this week in Ontario has caught the attention of reinsurance providers. Impact Forecasting LLC, a unit of reinsurance brokerage Aon Benfield, noted Friday that winter weather starting April 13 “left considerable damage across southern sections of Canada’s

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F.C. Maltman International Expands Leadership Team

April 20, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, April 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President of F.C. Maltman International, a CRU GROUP Company, today announced the appointment of 2 new leaders to their management team: Paul Robertson as Managing Director and Varma Singh as Assistant Director.