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B.C. wildfire season now second worst in province’s history

August 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A year after the single worst season for wildfires in British Columbia’s history, government statistics indicate the 2018 wildfire season has already reached the second-worst mark, burning more than 9,450 square kilometres of land so far. That should

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Toronto’s density, old sewer system lead to flooding, observers say

August 22, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent

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Humans required to train AI to assess images for damage losses

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Claims adjusters could soon have part of their work replaced by software that looks at photos and decides whether property is damaged, but there is still a need for humans in the process, one researcher predicts. When properties are damaged

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How legal defence costs can be ‘gobsmacking large,’ even when you win the case

August 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recent decision by an Ontario judge shows how much a corporate client might have pay to defend itself from a lawsuit – even one that gets thrown out of court. Three beer manufacturers, Molson, Labatt and Sleeman, spent a

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Beleaguered industry faces prospect of more flood damage in Ontario

August 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Most of Ontario is under a severe weather warning Tuesday, once again threatening flood damage in a province where insurers have already paid approximately $800 million for natural catastrophe damages. This cumulative total for the year in Ontario does not

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People injured in Mississauga, Ont., restaurant bombing file suit against owners

August 21, 2018 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of six of the 15 people injured in a bombing at a restaurant west of Toronto, alleging the business failed to take precautions to prevent the incident. Each plaintiff is suing

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Few B.C. wildfire claims thus far, although situation remains fluid

August 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Although property damage as a result of the wildfires in British Columbia has been “light” so far this year, the industry must remain vigilant as this could change quickly, said Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss

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New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 20, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, ON, August 20, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and

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Ontario sees 1,000 forest fires so far this year, double last year’s total

August 16, 2018 Gabriele Roy - THE CANADIAN PRESS

BRITT, Ont. – From a helicopter flying over a smouldering swath of northeastern Ontario, Garry Harland has a clear view of where the firefighters under his command are working to extinguish a massive blaze that’s become known as Parry Sound

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How much this province’s “historic” flooding will cost the industry

August 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Spring flooding in New Brunswick may have been “historic” and “record-setting,” but it didn’t meet the $25-million threshold of a catastrophe event. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) told Canadian Underwriter Monday the flooding was a “notable event,” meaning it caused

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Insurer’s quote on a home rebuild leads to lawsuit between homeowner and contractor

August 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

After her home burnt down, a homeowner tried to get the proposed rebuild to fit the quotation of an insurer, contributing to a breakdown in the relationship between the homeowner and the contractor. The dispute led to a lawsuit to

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Regulator allows adjuster to co-own a moving company that sells to insurers

August 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a clear conflict of interest case, the Insurance Council of B.C. has allowed an insurance adjuster who co-owns an adjusting firm with his wife to double as a minority owner in a moving and storage company that sells its