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Auto claimant awarded $200K despite court’s skepticism about his credibility

August 16, 2019 by David Gambrill

A B.C. fire dispatcher with pre-existing back pain was awarded $200,000 for his auto accident injuries, even though the Supreme Court of British Columbia also found that he was “not a reliable historian of his own condition or other events.”

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Earthquake knocks out power in Saskatchewan communities

August 16, 2019 The Canadian Press

ESTERHAZY, Sask. – A small earthquake shook parts of southeastern Saskatchewan Thursday night, knocking out power and rattling homes in the region. The United States Geological Survey confirms the 4.1-magnitude quake happened 17 kilometres east of Esterhazy around 8:30 p.m.

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How dashcams are settling insurance and liability questions

August 15, 2019 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – In a video taken through the windshield of Dung Le’s 15-year-old Toyota Echo, an oncoming car breaks the monotony of a wide, nearly empty street on a quiet August morning in a sprawling residential Edmonton neighbourhood. As it

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Where spring showers have done much of the damage in 2019 1H

August 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Payout amounts and the number of claims related to severe weather in Quebec have increased dramatically in the first half of the year compared to 2018, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported recently. Successive weather events marked the first half

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Simple ways to keep a roof on during a tornado

August 13, 2019 by Jason Contant

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and home building company Doug Tarry Homes Ltd. have joined forces for a pilot project on increasing the resilience of homes to high wind and tornado events. High winds contributed in part to

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New hearing ordered after court finds tribunal erred in law on accident benefits

August 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

A vehicle accident victim is getting a new hearing after Saskatchewan’s appeal court found a tribunal erred in law by disregarding evidence related to the claimant’s accident-related inability to work. The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan unanimously ruled the July

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Hail, strong winds devastate Alberta communities

August 8, 2019 The Canadian Press

TABER, Alta. – Taber corn, that tasty sweet treat on the cob that Albertans look forward to in late summer, will be much harder to find this year after a major storm ripped through the province’s southern corn belt this

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Why urban drivers may actually be better risks than rural drivers

August 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

Drivers in the heavily populated Greater Toronto Area are less likely to have a ticket, a collision or both on their record compared to those in more rural communities in Ontario. The counter-intuitive result came from a recent study by

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Why on-site adjuster supervision is needed

July 29, 2019 by Jason Contant

Citing a failure to ensure proper and adequate supervision of the firm’s employees at all times, the Insurance Council of Manitoba has fined the designated representative of a Manitoba ClaimsPro LP office $5,000, plus assessed investigation costs of $3,188. “Based

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Trends Intact is seeing with equipment breakdown losses

July 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

The increasing interconnectedness of buildings is leading to larger losses from an equipment breakdown standpoint, said Loren Gardiner, vice president of specialty solutions for Intact’s western division. For example, there are now alarms built right into electrical systems, and there

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ClaimsPro president Lorri Frederick steps down

July 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Lorri Frederick has decided to step down from her role as president of independent claims adjusting firm ClaimsPro to spend more time with her family, the company announced Monday. In the short-term, the organization will be led by Ross Betteridge,

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SERVPRO Celebrates “Making History” at 50th Annual Convention

July 15, 2019 ServPro

Kitchener, ON, July 15, 2019/InsPress  – Canadian SERVPRO® franchisees recently joined more than 2,500 franchise owners, key team members, and corporate representatives at the 50th Annual SERVPRO Convention. The event, themed “Making History,” was held from June 24-28 at the