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This province recorded its lowest number of traffic deaths in almost 70 years

February 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Preliminary figures show that in 2017 Saskatchewan recorded its lowest traffic fatality numbers since the 1950s. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says in a release that there were 102 deaths last year compared with 125 in 2016. SGI says the

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On Side Restoration Ice Rinks Sponsors Family Day Weekend at Evergreen Park and Troyer Town

February 8, 2018 by On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

Grande Prairie, AB /insPRESS/ – On Side Restoration is pleased to give back to the community and host a Family Day weekend festivity at On Side Ice Rinks, complete with complementary drinks and hot dogs on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Jason

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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How lawsuits arising from stolen vehicles could affect drone claims

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Liability risk for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) will be affected by past court rulings concerning parked vehicles, a lawyer suggested Tuesday during a claims conference. And based on precedents set in the vehicle cases, it

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Contractor immune from liability in botched demolition of burning building

February 7, 2018 by David Gambrill

A trucking and excavation company in Nova Scotia is immune from tort liability because it was acting under orders from the local fire department in a botched attempt to demolish a burning building, a Nova Scotia court has ruled. The

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How to start a kitchen flood claim with the wave of a paw

February 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fancy kitchen faucets that start and stop with a wave of the hand–or a feline paw–have contributed to some curious flood claims. In his presentation about appliance fires and flood claims, Mazen Habash, president of forensic engineering firm Origin and

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A personal support worker seeking work? You’re an attendant care provider, arbitrator rules

February 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

A catastrophically impaired driver can claim expenses incurred for attendant care services provided by his mother, a personal support worker [PSW] who was not employed when she cared for her son at the time of his accident, an Ontario arbitrator

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Coalition launches campaign to bring ride-hailing to province

February 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business

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CSIO Welcomes Broker Association Support for eDelivery Solution

February 7, 2018 by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

Toronto, February 7, 2018 /insPRESS/ –  CSIO and the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) are pleased to see the growing number of provincial broker association endorsements of CSIO’s eDelivery solution. The solution will enable CSIO member brokers and carriers to

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Delphine Clerc joins Vericlaim Canada and Sedgwick Canada

February 7, 2018 by Sedgwick

Toronto, Feb. 7, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim, a global provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions, are pleased to announce the appointment of Delphine Clerc to Vice President of Business Development for both Vericlaim Canada

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B.C. to introduce auto insurance pay out limits next year

February 6, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government will implement a $5,500 cap on pain and suffering for pay-outs to vehicle accident victims in a move to save $1 billion a year for the province’s public auto insurer. Attorney General David Eby

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Insurers pushing for regulatory approval of electronic pink slips

February 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurers understand the need for electronic proof of auto insurance, but don’t yet have the ability to share this information electronically, Steve Kee, director of media and digital communications with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), said in an interview