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Facility’s newest approach for cracking down on trucker misrepresentations

March 22, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Facility Association (FA) is implementing a telematics program in Alberta that will collect geographic information on its participants to help ensure their premiums accurately reflect their risk. The programs allows FA the side-benefit of seeing who’s misrepresenting where they’re headquartered

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Ottawa requests joint ‘working group’ on oilsands contamination with Alberta

March 20, 2023 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has further spelled out what he wants to see in a new body that would oversee monitoring and communications around pollution problems in the oilsands. In a letter dated March 16 to his Alberta counterpart

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Federal and Alberta governments to study oilsands tailings leak communication

March 17, 2023 by Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — The Alberta and federal governments say they will work together to understand what happened around a nine-month delay in notifying the public about toxic seepage from an oilsands tailings pond. Alberta Environment Minister Sonya Savage and federal Environment

A giant fireball is seen as a wild fire rips through the forest 16 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta on highway 63 on May 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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What is the P&C insurance sector’s role in “building back better”?

March 13, 2023 by David Gambrill

If Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry wants Canadian homeowners to “build back better” after a natural catastrophe, it may have to revisit its foundational promise to restore a homeowner’s property to the condition it was in before the disaster.

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Hub acquires two western Canadian hail insurance providers

March 13, 2023 by Jason Contant

Hub International Limited has acquired two western Canadian crop hail insurance companies within a two-week period. Hub announced on Mar. 4 it had acquired Leduc, Alta.-based AG Direct Hail Insurance Ltd. It acquired Regina-based Canadian Hail Agencies Inc. on Feb

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N.W.T. says lack of notice on oilsands tailings spill goes against deal with Alberta

March 7, 2023 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta didn’t live up to the terms of a deal it has with the Northwest Territories to inform it about threats to its shared watershed after two major oilsands tailings spills, the territory’s environment minister said Friday. Shane Thompson said

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Oil well cleanup program listed as ‘key objective’ in Alberta’s pre-election budget

March 1, 2023 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s last budget before an expected spring election gives strong support to a proposed tax break for energy companies to fulfill their legal cleanup duties but doesn’t tell voters how much would be spent on

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Alberta, Saskatchewan methane emissions almost 4 times more than reported: research  

February 21, 2023 by Jason Contant

New research using advanced technology suggests heavy oil facilities in Alberta and Saskatchewan are releasing almost four times the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas than they report to government.   The research, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology,

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Stoneridge Insurance Brokers expands its Canadian footprint

February 17, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Stoneridge Insurance Brokers (SIB) has expanded its P&C business on both coasts, with its acquisition of Eisenhauer Insurance Inc. in the Maritimes and Asset Insurance Brokers in western Canada.   Plus, SIB’s CEO says the brokerage is in the process

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Five charged after Edmonton police recover stolen vehicles bound for export

February 14, 2023 by The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton say five men face charges in an auto theft ring where high-end trucks and SUVs were allegedly stolen for export overseas. Investigators began looking into a series of 14 auto thefts in late November of

A crushed vehicle from a fallen tree following a tornado in Tweed, Ont. on July 25, 2022.
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Is Canada seeing more tornadoes every year?

February 14, 2023 by Jason Contant

Canada saw 117 recorded tornadoes across the country during the 2022 season, tying 2021 for the highest-ever single season on record, according to the Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP). As with 2021, 29 of the tornadoes reached up to EF2 on

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Insurers can deny entire claim for fraud, not just the fraudulent part, court affirms

February 13, 2023 by David Gambrill

If an auto insurance claimant fraudulently applies for accident benefits payments arising out of a crash, the insurer can deny the entire auto claim, not just the fraudulent part of the claim, the Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed. In