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Police, insurers collaborate to dismantle auto theft ring

November 30, 2023 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s Peel Regional Police (PRP) in collaboration with Équité Association have prevented more than $350,000 of insurance fraud by disrupting and dismantling an auto theft ring, the southern Ontario police force reported Wednesday.  As part of the investigation dubbed Project

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Government impersonation, phishing are top financial scams, Interac survey finds

November 30, 2023 by Ritika Dubey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Government impersonation is one of the most common financial scams plaguing people across Canada, a new survey from payment processing company Interac Corp. has found. The report, released Tuesday, said 42 per cent of survey respondents reported dealing

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Why you need to consider embedded insurance

November 23, 2023 by Jason Contant

Embedded insurance not only enhances the customer experience but also provides greater access to data for insurers, speakers said during KPMG’s recent 2023 Insurance Conference in Toronto.  “You unlock a lot of data that will change the way you do

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After July floods took four lives, Nova Scotia plans flood plain mapping by 2026

November 17, 2023 by Michael Tutton - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A plan is now in place to create the kind of detailed flood plain maps that some of Nova Scotia’s emergency managers have said they lacked when torrential flooding occurred in July. Byron Rafuse, deputy minister of the

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How the M&A environment will affect carriers’ business models

November 17, 2023 by Jason Contant

Canadian P&C insurance industry carriers and service providers will need to transform their business models to help control claims and operating costs in an M&A environment featuring competing demands for capital, speakers said Thursday at KPMG’s 2023 Insurance Conference in

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Is it time for a new approach to systemic cyber?

November 10, 2023 by Jason Contant

Systemic cyber risk needs to be tackled with more capacity and ways of dealing with the attritional cyber market, Marc Lipman, president and attorney-in-fact at Lloyd’s Canada, suggested during an industry event last month. “Just like there developed a traditional,

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11 people sent to hospital after school bus crashes into B.C. home

November 10, 2023 by The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C. – Adrian Striga says that if he had slept in Thursday morning, it could have cost him his life. Instead, the carpenter was at work when a private school bus crashed through the window of his Burnaby apartment

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Quebec mayor, 23, resigns mid-mandate due to burnout from managing wildfires 

November 9, 2023 by The Canadian Press

CHAPAIS, Que. – One of Quebec’s youngest mayors announced Wednesday she will be stepping down next week, suffering the effects of burnout from handling last summer’s historic wildfire season in her northern community.   Isabelle Lessard was acclaimed in 2021 as

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Why hay barn fires catch insurers’ attention

November 9, 2023 by Jason Contant

The massive amount of water and firefighting resources required to put out hay barn fires is just one reason why these blazes are so stubborn, an industry professional said at the Farm Fire Summit last week.  A multi-million-dollar hay barn

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Why Ontario thinks auto theft needs a federal approach

November 3, 2023 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s provincial government is urging a federal and multi-jurisdictional approach to combat auto theft in Canada. In its 2023 Fall Economic Statement released Thursday, the government called for the Canada Border Services Agency, RCMP, Montreal and Halifax port authorities, as

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Tarantula blamed for crash that sent Canadian motorcyclist to the hospital

November 3, 2023 by The Associated Press

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A tarantula crossing the road in Death Valley National Park caused a traffic crash that sent a Canadian motorcyclist to the hospital, the National Park Service said. Swiss travelers, driving a rented camper van, braked

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Ontario hospitals warn stolen patient, employee data may be published  

November 2, 2023 by The Canadian Press

Five Ontario hospitals affected by a recent ransomware attack, along with their shared IT provider, are warning patients and staff that their data may be published.   The attack caused an outage of some online services at Bluewater Health, Chatham-Kent Health