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A groundwater flood occurs in the basement: Who pays for the carpet?

July 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A plumbing firm that failed to cap an old water pipe after helping renovate a basement is on the hook to reimburse the owner for a new carpet after the property suffered flooding. This is the result of a British

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Adjuster reacts to B.C. earthquake

July 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The earthquake earlier this week off the coast of Vancouver Island does not seem to have caused any insured property losses, but the industry is nonetheless encouraging all British Columbians to be prepared in any case for a large disaster.

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Edmonton man recalls comforting victims of fatal bus rollover

July 24, 2020 by Lauren Krugel -  THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ahad Saheem and his friend were taking pictures and drinking cold, clean water from the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park when they heard a loud noise behind them. A red-and-white sightseeing bus with giant tires, just like the one

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The issue with this waiver in trampoline personal injury lawsuit

July 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An indoor trampoline operator has lost its bid to have a personal injury lawsuit from a customer dismissed on the grounds of a waiver. In Zaky v. 2285771 Ontario Inc., Ontario Superior Court Justice Clayton Conlan ruled there is a

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Separate quakes hit off B.C. and Alaska, but cause no damage, tsunami

July 22, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A moderate earthquake has occurred off northwest Vancouver Island but emergency officials in British Columbia say it has not produced a tsunami. Earthquakes Canada says the magnitude 5.4 quake struck at 4:33 a.m. and was centred 285 kilometres

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Basement flood victims lose suit against previous owners

July 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia homeowners who tried to sue the people who sold them the home for water damage allegedly caused by hydrostatic pressure lost their case at the Civil Resolution Tribunal. Seth Nanayakkara, Julia Wells and Linda Adams bought took possession

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Tour company investigating Alberta glacier bus crash that killed three

July 20, 2020 by Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD, Alta. – The president of the company that runs the bus tours at the Columbia Icefield between Banff and Jasper said changes will be made, if necessary, after a rollover on the glacier killed three people and sent

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Storm causes damage but Edmonton Oilers arena structurally sound: mayor

July 17, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Edmonton’s mayor says a preliminary assessment shows storm damage to Rogers Place is not structural and the arena will be able to hold upcoming National Hockey League games. Don Iveson says photos of Thursday night’s flooding and damage to the

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How pandemic is making a common marine risk problem worse

July 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The pandemic is making it difficult for shipping companies to get spare parts and technical professionals aboard to perform essential maintenance and repair, a new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty suggests. For the insurance industry, the most common

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How many claims the Calgary hail storm caused

July 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The industry is dealing with more than 70,000 claims arising from last month’s hail storm in Alberta, but it’s not clear yet how much of the bill will get picked up by reinsurers, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reports. The

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Bar reopenings going ahead in Ontario as Quebec links cases to bars in Montreal

July 16, 2020 by Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s deputy public health chief says going inside a bar to have a drink with friends remains a high-risk activity in the era of COVID-19. Dr. Howard Njoo’s reminder Tuesday came just days before Ontario starts to allow

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What happened when this strata unit owner got sued over toilet supply leak

July 15, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia strata owner is not liable for damage to the unit immediately below as a result of a burst toilet supply line, the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has ruled. The September 2018 plumbing mishap happened in a strata