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Intact wins the battle, but loses the war, in Alberta wildfire claim

April 7, 2021 by David Gambrill

Intact Insurance has lost its appeal over procedural unfairness in an Alberta wildfire property damage claim, even though an umpire in the case made a decision based on information that was not placed on the record by either the claimant

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Review hears closing arguments into proposed reservoir to protect Calgary from floods

April 7, 2021 by Colette Derworiz - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – A lawyer for Alberta Transportation says there’s a serious and urgent need for a proposed reservoir that could protect Calgary from future flooding. Ron Kruhlak made the comment during his closing argument Tuesday before the Natural Resources Conservation

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‘Fire and ice:’ Weather leads to grass fires, slippery highways in southern Alberta

March 31, 2021 by The Canadian Press

BROOKS, Alta. – A fast-moving weather system in Alberta brought both fire and ice, resulting in the evacuation of a village one day and a multi-vehicle collision that closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Medicine Hat and Calgary the next. About

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Northern Alberta pipeline leak spills estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids

March 30, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says an oil and gas company under court protection from creditors is reporting the leak of an estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids from a pipeline in northern Alberta. The provincial regulator says it

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Up to 70 vehicles: Crash halts traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in southern Alberta

March 29, 2021 by The Canadian Press

BROOKS, Alta. – RCMP in Alberta say 50 to 70 vehicles have been involved in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1 between Medicine Hat and Calgary this morning. Officers in Brooks say traffic was not expected to flow in the

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Plaintiff loses right to sue after slip-and-fall on a sanded sidewalk

March 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision means a slip-and-fall lawsuit against an Alberta school board is dismissed. Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, Angelina Hannam slipped and fell on a sidewalk outside River Heights Elementary School in

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Why Facility Association is reducing its trucking deductibles

March 17, 2021 by Adam Malik

Facility Association has announced a reduction in deductibles for the trucking industry. In her remarks at Facility Association’s recent annual general meeting, FA’s president and CEO Saskia Matheson said the 25% deductible rule for high-valued commercial vehicles will be dropped

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Why this ex-broker was fined $5K for trying to get a better deal for her clients

March 15, 2021 by David Gambrill

A former Alberta broker has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of $5,000 for omitting and/or withholding client information on insurance application forms to get a better deal for her clients. The Alberta Insurance Council had already revoked Heather

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What’s behind reduced auto risk sharing pool usage

March 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

The use of risk sharing pools for private passenger auto insurance in Ontario and Alberta dropped last year, according to Facility Association. And when it came to the overall usage of risk sharing pools across the country, there was a

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Why home insurance was so profitable for Intact in 2020

March 11, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The hard market in home insurance is helping Canada’s largest P&C insurer make a healthy profit. But insurers need to maintain pricing discipline in personal property because weather catastrophe costs are increasing over time, suggests the chief financial officer at

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Energy regulator invites comment on Trans Mountain pipeline’s insurer secrecy request

March 10, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Canada Energy Regulator is inviting public comment on a request by the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to protect the identity of its insurers, with the comment period extending beyond the requested deadline. In an online

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Why auto rates are increasing despite fewer drivers on the road

March 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average auto insurance rates rose in Canada during the second half of 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns that led to fewer drivers on the road, a new report from LowestRates.ca found. The average auto insurance premium climbed by