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What was abnormal about June Calgary hail storm

July 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Alberta’s hailstorm in mid-June was so severe that some homes suffered interior damage as a result, an independent adjusting firm reports. “We have seen skylights completely blown out to the point that the hail that impacted that skylight also impacted

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How a property owner can be liable when a motorcycle hits a wayward donkey

July 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means a construction materials supplier is partly liable for injuries suffered by a motorcyclist who collided with a donkey that escaped from a rural property. In 2009, Amir Youssef was riding his

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Dam threatened by water levels in rural Manitoba, some residents evacuate

July 2, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

RIVERS, Man.  – A rural Manitoba mayor says some people and livestock have been evacuated from his community because high water levels are threatening a dam. Rural Municipality of Riverdale Mayor Todd Gill says 38 households in the Little Saskatchewan

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SERVPRO selected by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) as COVID-19 cleaning partner

July 2, 2020 by SERVPRO

Industry leader in clean-up and restoration available to provide services to more than 100,000 CFIB members across the country. MISSISSAUGA, ON, JULY 2, 2020/insPRESS/ – Canadian SERVPRO franchisees have recently been approved by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) to

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Origin and Cause celebrates its 29th year

July 2, 2020 by George Costandi

TORONTO, ON, JULY 2, 2020/insPRESS/ – Today is Origin and Cause’s 29th anniversary, and it’s one that will stand out in our company history for a long time to come. Not because the number of years is especially significant, but

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What to consider when using electronic waivers of liability

June 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Waivers of liability do not necessarily have to be in paper form, but they are not a substitute for having a good risk management program in place, says one lawyer who has defended waivers in court. The question of whether

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How the P&C industry can lead change in long-term care homes

June 30, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers could be instrumental in pushing nursing homes and long-term care facilities to improve the way they manage the risk of a disease outbreak, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer suggests. “As a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, I usually don’t see

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Three injured, including firefighter, in house fire in Toronto’s Little Italy

June 29, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two residents and a firefighter have been injured in an early morning house fire in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to a home near College Street and Manning Avenue at 1:25 a.m. for a fire

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How ‘actual cash value’ could be affecting some Alberta hail victims

June 26, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If some Alberta homeowners are only getting a small fraction of the cost to repair properties damaged in the recent hail storm, that could be the result of choosing a policy that only covers actual cash value, Insurance Bureau of

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What changes are being made after fatal B.C. logging road bus crash

June 26, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – A report into a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students says travel should be restricted to daylight hours on a narrow logging road that it wants improved by the provincial government. The report makes 43

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Public reaction to insurers ‘could get ugly’ after Calgary hail storm: Broker

June 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The industry’s reputation could take a beating in the aftermath of the devastating June 13 Alberta hail storm if misleading rumours are spread by people who do not understand how insurance works, an official with the province’s broker association warns.

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You’re probably working too much while at home

June 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Employees are working longer and harder in a COVID-19 world than they did before, and it’s raising concerns about burnout — especially when many aren’t making vacation plans, according to a number of recent studies. A recent survey showed that