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What led to massive Nova Scotia privacy breach

November 14, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – An investigation by Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records, something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence. In an annual report released Wednesday, commissioner

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Head injuries from pro hockey a ‘hotly litigated matter’

November 13, 2018 Stephen Whyno - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with

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Homeowner sued by victims of impaired driving accident

November 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A host liability lawsuit, arising from a fatal drunk driving accident, is proceeding to trial in Ontario. A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling shows judges disagree on how the 2006 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Childs v. 

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Toronto-bound jet airliner has ‘accident on landing’

November 9, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A Fly Jamaica Airways plane headed to Toronto and reportedly carrying dozens of Canadians crash landed in Guyana on Friday after reporting a technical problem shortly after takeoff. In a statement early Friday, the airline said it

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What brokers should know about Emergency Preparedness [podcast]

November 9, 2018 Canadian Underwriter

When entrepreneurs and executives lie awake at night worrying about their businesses, they’re usually concerned with competitive threats. There’s always someone out there planning to disrupt their industry, court their customers or poach their employees. They should be worried. But

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How business interruption claims could play out in the legal marijuana space

November 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

Supply challenges associated with marijuana legalization in Canada will lead to potentially costly business interruption (BI) and contingent business interruption (CBI) claims, an adjusting firm told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. Because it’s an emerging market, there are a limited number of

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Why marijuana plant value is so important for adjusters

November 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusters handling recreational cannabis claims will need to consider the value of the plant at any given time in the growing process to determine actual loss, an independent adjusting firm said Tuesday. Potential cannabis greenhouse loss is much greater

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Single-vehicle bus collision injures 16 in British Columbia

November 2, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – A bus carrying workers to a sawmill crashed Thursday afternoon north of Prince George, sending 16 people to hospital, three of them in critical condition. BC Emergency Health Services says one person was in serious condition

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Carproof vehicle data provider gets new name in Canada

November 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Data provider Carproof Corp. is now known as Carfax Canada, parent firm IHS Markit Ltd. announced Thursday. Carfax – whose target market includes the auto insurance industry – collects data on vehicles so prospective buyers can find out whether they have

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The damage caused by this tanker truck crash on Ontario highway

November 1, 2018 Adam Burns and Alanna Rizza - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two men were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that sparked a massive tanker fire on a major toll highway in the Toronto area on Wednesday, emergency officials said. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Highway 407

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Higher speed limits increased auto claims 43% in this province

October 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Increased rural highway speed limits in British Columbia had “large and statistically significant” increases in total insurance claims, injury claims and fatal crashes, a recent study has found. Over the course of the study, there were annual averages of 265,187

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4 ways AI can improve your performance

October 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Artificial intelligence can be used to better predict weather risk in insurance, such as which customers’ properties may be more affected by severe weather, an Accenture executive said Thursday. One of the four major benefits of AI is enhanced judgement,