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Economy Class Misery

July 31, 2008 by Stuart J. Blake

Most everyone can relate to the uncomfortable and confined conditions often associated with airline travel.

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Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament (August 01, 2008)

July 31, 2008 by

Earlier this spring, insurance industry hockey teams, sponsors and organizers came to Fort Erie and Welland, Ont. to participate in the Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament. The annual tournament celebrated its 27th year and raised an impressive and unexpected $30,000…

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Court of Appeal denies stay in Alberta minor injury cap case

July 31, 2008 by

The Court of Appeal in Alberta has denied an application by State Farm Insurance Company for a stay of the judgement that eliminated the $4,000 cap on non-pecuniary damages for minor injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident. In Morrowv.…

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Dangers of Disturbed Asbestos

July 31, 2008 by Bruce Stewart

Restoration in older buildings often involves disturbing asbestos-containing finishes, which, if not handled properly, can pose serious health concerns.

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Quelmec Loss Adjusters 25th Anniversary

July 31, 2008 by

Pat McFadden and the staff at Quelmec Loss Adjusters celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary with a luncheon at the elegant, Chateau Laurier Hotel, on June 4. The company, founded in 1983, provides loss adjustment services to insurers and self insured…

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FSCO vows to get HCAI back on rails

July 31, 2008 by

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) intends to get the Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) electronic dataexchange system back on the rails in 2008. FSCO posted its 2008 priorities on its web site recently, and the resumption of…

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Weather Derivatives:

July 31, 2008 by Regina Sinsky

An Old Financial Tool Gets New Applications

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New Winmar Office

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Winmar Property Restoration Specialists have opened a new office in Peterborough, Ont. Randy Chatterton, who owns Winmar General Contractors and Property Restoration Specialists in Belleville, Ont., took ownership of the Peterborough location in May. “We are excited to attend the…

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Canada ranks second-last among G8 countries on climate change efforts

July 31, 2008 by

Were it not for the United States, Canada would rank dead last among G8 countries when it comes to moving towards a low-carbon economy, according to a scorecard developed on behalf of Allianz SE and WWF International. Allianz and WWF…

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The Psychology of a Loss

July 31, 2008 by Asser Ghazouly

Understanding the emotional cycle in a property loss

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OIAA Kawartha/Durham Chapter Out-of-Town Meeting

July 31, 2008 by

Over 470 delegates gathered at the OIAA Kawartha/Durham chapter out-of town meeting in Peterborough, Ont. on May 29 and May 30. Seminars discussed the role of reconstructive surgery, changes in restoration and the alternate dispute resolution process. Attendees loved the…

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Insurer not responsible for retraining costs, FSCO rules

July 31, 2008 by

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has ruled that an insurance company is not responsible for re-training a claimant on the basis that the learning program was more insight-oriented than vocational and rehabilitative. FSCO additionally dismissed claims for income…