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Vehicle repair mishap engages both home and auto insurance: B.C. Court

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is partly responsible for paying legal defence costs of a homeowner being sued by a guest who was injured when the homeowner was repairing his classic car. On Aug. 9, 2015, Gary Upton was

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Supreme Court of Canada considers municipal liability in snow removal decisions

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Municipalities are not liable for “policy decisions” on matters such as snowplowing, but lawyers disagree on exactly what kind of a “policy decision” could shield a government from liability in a personal injury lawsuit. “Back home in Newfoundland, when there

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Fire sweeps through unfinished condos in Kelowna, B.C., forcing nearby evacuations

April 8, 2021 by The Canadian Press

KELOWNA, B.C. – A condominium development under construction in Kelowna, B.C., has been severely damaged in a fierce early morning blaze. Flames broke out in a new phase of the Parklane townhouse complex on Kelowna’s north side on Tuesday. Fire

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Canada’s P&C industry can’t shoulder the losses of the next earthquake by itself

April 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Canada isn’t financially prepared to handle a major earthquake whenever it may come, says an industry observer. As a result, the property and casualty industry is at risk without a plan in place. Models are painting a grim picture of

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B.C. applying for stay in court ruling on auto injury claims: Attorney General

April 6, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – British Columbia is applying for a partial stay in a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling about jurisdiction over motor vehicle injury disputes, pending its appeal of the same decision, Attorney General David Eby said this week. The March

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B.C. pilot study to allow electric kick scooters to operate legally in six cities

March 25, 2021 by Nick Wells - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A newly approved pilot project will allow electric kick scooters to legally cruise the streets and bike paths of six British Columbia municipalities. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said Tuesday the pilot project is all about looking at emerging

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Strata unit owner loses $5,000 claim after mice chew through dishwasher line

March 24, 2021 by David Gambrill

In the case of a flood caused by a mice infestation, a B.C. strata unit owner was not allowed to recover her $500 insurance deductible or $273 premium increase from the strata corporation despite having warned the strata corporation about

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Victims lose $2M in cryptocurrency frauds, Vancouver police warn scams more frequent

March 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Police say cryptocurrency scams cost victims in the Vancouver-area about $2 million in just one week and investigators believe the frauds are becoming more common. Vancouver police Const. Tania Visintin says she knows of at least four active

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ICBC says COVID-19 rebate cheques delayed after cyberattack on third party

March 18, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia says it’s temporarily delaying the delivery of COVID-19 rebate cheques due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services. ICBC says in a statement the vendor

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Why these B.C. strata owners didn’t have to pay the corporation’s $5,000 deductible

March 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia strata unit owner is not liable for their strata corporation’s $5,000 deductible on a property claim arising from a fire, the province’s civil resolution tribunal has ruled. Mei Sum Leung and David Leung own a strata unit

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This mutual aspires to break into Top 10 by the 2030s

March 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If multiple Juno-winner Tom Cochrane were to analyze your industry, he might say, “My Gore’s going to play in the big leagues.” Gore Mutual Insurance Company, based in Cambridge, Ont., has big ambitions. Although the mutual currently commands less than

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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