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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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IBC investigative services to be transferred to Équité Association

September 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Investigative Services division is being transferred to a new organization, Équité Association, effective Oct. 1. That transfer has been approved by IBC’s board, IBC announced Monday. Équité Association integrates IBC’s investigative services division with the

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Flying high: Drone use in insurance

September 16, 2021 by Brooke Smith

By 2022, 2.85 million small drones will be flying the friendly skies, according to projections by the Federal Aviation Administration. Our numbers are nowhere near as high. According to Transport Canada, as of Aug. 31, 63,200 drones were registered in

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Will Hurricane Larry meet the cat threshold?

September 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Losses to Canadian clients, from Hurricane Larry, seem to be comprised mainly of wind damage to residential property on Newfoundland Avalon’s peninsula, according to reports from adjusters so far. Hurricane Larry, which originated in the North Atlantic Ocean, passed by

The roof of Mary Queen of Peace elementary school was torn off after Hurricane Larry crossed over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the early morning hours, in St. John's, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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What we know so far about Canadian Hurricane Larry claims

September 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Kent Rowe cannot remember winds as bad as they were this past weekend in the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. “We saw gusts here in St. John’s of up to 145 kilometres an hour that lasted for about five or six

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Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland

September 11, 2021 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Hurricane Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm in eastern Newfoundland, arriving near South East Bight around midnight local time, according to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami. The storm crashed inland on the western

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Why this strata unit owner does not have to pay for common area damage

September 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia condo corporation that charged a unit owner $25,000 for common property repairs has been ordered to reverse $15,000 of the charge. Claire Adamson owns a strata unit which she rents out. Adamson lives at a different address.

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Centre of storm Larry could travel across Avalon Peninsula

September 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Large Atlantic Ocean waves will soon affect Canada’s east coast as Hurricane Larry continues to move north. UPDATE – Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland “Significant swells will begin to reach the east coast of the United States and

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Mixed result for motor vehicle injury plaintiff’s bid to quash surveillance evidence

August 25, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers defending auto tort claims should think twice before surreptitiously filming plaintiffs on their wedding day. This is among the takeaways from Rumney v. Nelson, released Aug. 19 by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A construction firm is being

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Evacuation orders and alerts drop in B.C. as number of wildfires holds steady

August 25, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Emergency Management BC says about 3,700 properties were on evacuation order on Wednesday, down from nearly 8,200 a week ago. A news release says nearly 11,300 properties were on evacuation alert – which means people must be ready

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3 things that can reduce risk of property cat loss recurrence: Aviva Canada CEO

August 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Fire resistant cement board siding, hail-resilient asphalt shingles and backwater valves are among the measures property owners can implement now to protect their assets from climate-related disasters, Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah suggested Tuesday. “We have enough scientific data to

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Supreme Court of Canada won’t reverse this municipal liability finding

August 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An August 12 Supreme Court of Canada decision means a Toronto-area municipality remains not liable for an electric shock suffered by a teenager at a public sports field. Zoe Onley was 18 when she was placing soccer on a wet