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What changes are being made after fatal B.C. logging road bus crash

June 26, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – A report into a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students says travel should be restricted to daylight hours on a narrow logging road that it wants improved by the provincial government. The report makes 43

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What the court said about parents’ liability when hosting teen drinking parties

June 25, 2020 by David Gambrill

Parents hosting a house party in which minors are drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana must be reasonable — but not perfect — when protecting teens against “foreseeable” risks, a B.C. court ruled in a recent social host liability case. The

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Public reaction to insurers ‘could get ugly’ after Calgary hail storm: Broker

June 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The industry’s reputation could take a beating in the aftermath of the devastating June 13 Alberta hail storm if misleading rumours are spread by people who do not understand how insurance works, an official with the province’s broker association warns.

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You’re probably working too much while at home

June 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Employees are working longer and harder in a COVID-19 world than they did before, and it’s raising concerns about burnout — especially when many aren’t making vacation plans, according to a number of recent studies. A recent survey showed that

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Former LawPro CEO nominated to investment industry regulator board

June 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Malcolm Heins, a former CEO of Ontario’s professional liability insurer for lawyers, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, IIROC has announced. Heins (pictured below) joined Simcoe & Erie General Insurance

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FIRST Canada proud sponsor of Young Insurance Professionals of British Columbia

June 25, 2020 by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

VANCOUVER, BC, JUNE 25, 2020/insPRESS/ – FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada), the industry leader in insurance payments, is pleased to announce a partnership in support of Young Insurance Professionals of British Columbia (YiP BC).   YiP BC is

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Truck fire in Nova Scotia turns propane cylinders into projectiles

June 25, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

DEBERT, N.S. – A cleanup is underway in Debert, N.S., after a transport truck carrying over 1,000 propane cylinders caught fire. Nobody was injured in Sunday’s blaze on the Plains Road, which turned a large number of the nine-kilogram cylinders

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CSIO’s Commercial Lines Working Group finalizes questions for quoting small retail business

June 25, 2020 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, JUNE 25, 2020/insPRESS/ – CSIO is pleased to announce that its Commercial Lines (CL) Working Group has finalized a standard set of questions required for underwriting small retail business submissions. Standardizing the questions helps support workflow efficiencies between brokers

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This Nissan seatbelt lawsuit will have more than 100 witnesses

June 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan is facing a lawsuit in British Columbia over rear seatbelts, in a case that demonstrates how legal defence costs can multiply in a hurry. The plaintiff, Arshdeep Singh Sidhu, was nine years old in 2008 when he

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Auto total loss claims escalate after Calgary hail storm: IBC

June 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The industry is expecting well over 20,000 claims from the recent Alberta hail storm, and some vehicles were wrecked badly enough that they have to be written off, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reports. “We are hearing from several consumers

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How this motorist missed out on his senior’s discount

June 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When a British Columbia motorist turned 65 in 2017, he did not immediately get the senior rate class discount, so he tried to sue the public auto insurer for a refund. But the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal ruled in favour

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30 Forensic Engineering Recognizes International Women in Engineering Day 2020

June 24, 2020 by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, JUNE 24, 2020/insPRESS/ – International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a global event that was established to promote the incredible career opportunities available to women in the field of engineering. This awareness campaign was originally launched in