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Flood warnings expand for part of B.C., but conditions ease elsewhere

June 1, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Flood warnings now cover a large section of southern British Columbia as river levels rise rapidly in response to heavy weekend rains and continuing snowmelt. The River Forecast Centre extended a flood warning Monday to the Boundary region, including the

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Car sharing service Turo says launch into B.C. market is ‘imminent’

May 28, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Fans of car-sharing services in British Columbia are about to get another option within weeks of the closure of two other car-share businesses in the province. Turo, which describes itself as the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform,

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How pandemic impacted ICBC’s claim costs, investment income

May 15, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The COVID-19 pandemic has sideswiped British Columbia’s public vehicle insurer, but the attorney general says it’s too soon to assess the potential damage. David Eby, who is also the minister responsible for the Insurance Corporation of B.C., said

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How B.C. is gradually reopening its economy

May 8, 2020 by Dirk Meissner -THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase. The plan to restart the province

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Big Moves: Can-Sure founder resurfaces in B.C.’s MGA market

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

P&C veteran Jeff Hart heads up Vailo Insurance Services Ltd., a recently-launched managing general agency

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B.C.’s move to no-fault

April 8, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

What the province’s changes to auto insurance mean for drivers, brokers, and the legal system

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Losing faith

April 7, 2020 by Harmon C. Hayden, founder, Harmon Hayden Law

A defendant insurer admits coverage, so why did the court say its actions showed bad faith?

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Sound and Fury

March 7, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Who will decide the epic battle going on in B.C. over public v. private auto?

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What IBC and brokers think would improve condo insurance affordability in B.C.

March 2, 2020 by Jason Contant

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has issued a series of policy recommendations to help improve the affordability of strata insurance in British Columbia, some of which touch upon suggestions made by the province’s broker association. IBC’s recommendations include: Mandatory education

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New insurance options for B.C. taxi drivers

January 31, 2020 by Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – Taxi drivers in B.C. will soon be able to purchase the same kind of insurance available to the ride-hailing industry, the transportation minister said Thursday. Claire Trevena said talks are also underway with the taxi industry to ensure

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Why these homeowners lost their negligence lawsuit against a Hub brokerage

January 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s top court recently sided with a Hub International brokerage in a case in which a client sued the brokerage and the insurer for coverage that was denied because a building damaged by fire contained a legal medical marijuana

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Married B.C. couple latest brokers to be disciplined for toll bridge scandal

December 13, 2019 by David Gambrill

A husband and wife working in the same brokerage are the latest to have been caught in the dragnet of the B.C. toll bridge fiasco, which has already resulted in licence suspensions for a handful of the province’s brokers. In