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First Nations tribal council seeks safety upgrade for B.C. harbour after crashes

October 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The council that advocates for 14 First Nations on Vancouver Island is demanding Transport Canada review the laws, regulations and policies governing harbour activity in Tofino, B.C., after a second float plane crash in less than

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Why this city owes duty of care in $1-million personal injury lawsuit

October 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released Thursday means a British Columbia municipality is facing a new trial, in a $1-million lawsuit, filed by a woman who was seriously injured after parking her car after a snowstorm. In City of

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Wildfire that destroyed Lytton, BC was not train-related, safety board finds

October 15, 2021 by Jason Contant

There is no evidence that railway operations contributed to the wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton, British Columbia this summer, an investigation from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found. “The TSB has not identified any link

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Why this electric scooter rider was convicted of driving with no auto insurance

October 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means if your client is riding a certain type of scooter in British Columbia, they must be licensed and insured. In 2018, Ali Moussa Ghadban was stopped by a police officer in

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A fire season like none other

October 6, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Even as B.C. wildfires continue to burn, investigations begin and claims start rolling in.

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‘Bodily injury expected or intended’ exclusion applies to daycare seeking liability coverage

September 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Liability insurer Northbridge does not have to cover a Prince George, British Columbia daycare owner accused of shaking a child severely enough to cause brain injury, a judge ruled last week. A lawsuit, against the person operating the daycare, was

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Okanagan Lake area wildfire could cost the industry nearly $80 million

September 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An interior British Columbia wildfire this past August, which forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 properties, will cost the industry an estimated $77 million, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Thursday. The White Rock Lake fire began on Aug.

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B.C. must shore up risk crisis communications before, during, after wildfires: report 

September 23, 2021 by The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Upgrades to communications systems in British Columbia’s wildfire zones are needed to save lives and properties, says a report released Wednesday.   The Thompson Rivers University report, which examined B.C.’s communications practices during the devastating wildfire seasons of

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Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

September 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press - THE CONVERSATION

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Yvonne Su, Assistant Professor in the Department of Equity

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For how long will condo insurance rates continue to climb?

September 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

Rising condo insurance premiums will continue at least through the first two quarters of 2022, according to LowestRates.ca’s latest Home Insurance Price Index. Condo insurance premiums are continuing to rise in Canada, sustaining a years-long increase, the rate comparison site

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Construction risk advice critical amidst continued supply chain issues

September 17, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Advising construction clients around risk management strategies and new exposures is critical as the industry continues to struggle through prolonged supply chain disruptions, the soaring costs of building materials and labour shortages amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, a risk advisor

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Drought weakened trees, fall storms could mean more power outages: BC Hydro

September 17, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Residents across British Columbia are being advised to prepare a well-stocked emergency kit for what BC Hydro warns could be a stormy fall and winter made worse by the effects of a severe summer drought. The latest report