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As provincial economies re-open, insurers eye their auto claims frequencies

August 10, 2020 by David Gambrill

As if it weren’t enough with all of the recent news reports about natural catastrophe losses in Alberta, and claims against insurers for business interruption losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another, more familiar risk looming on the

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How COVID has changed Intact’s digital journey

August 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Intact Financial Corp. offers digital services and some of these changes could be permanent. Since several provinces imposed lockdown measures in March after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Intact has

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The Herculean task required to reduce liability claims involving autonomous vehicles

July 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

Autonomous vehicles need their own space to operate, a report says, and auto executives agree that putting them on the same roads as human-driven cars in a mixed-use environment will only increase liability claims. “As autonomous technology develops and matures,

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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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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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Why the risk for small car drivers is growing

July 2, 2020 by Adam Malik

Small cars may be even more dangerous to drive these days just because they are sharing the road with an increasing number of larger vehicles, which have dominated new auto sales in recent years. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

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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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Truck fire in Nova Scotia turns propane cylinders into projectiles

June 25, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

DEBERT, N.S. – A cleanup is underway in Debert, N.S., after a transport truck carrying over 1,000 propane cylinders caught fire. Nobody was injured in Sunday’s blaze on the Plains Road, which turned a large number of the nine-kilogram cylinders

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Brokers urged to stay on top of coverage changes as businesses re-open

June 22, 2020 by David Gambrill

Brokers are advised to be aware of the “second wave” — and that doesn’t refer to the anticipated increase in the number of novel coronavirus infections in the fall. No, brokers are now being cautioned about the new wave of

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Road tests for certain types of driver licenses set to resume in B.C

June 10, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is resuming on-road testing for commercial licences but drivers waiting for passenger vehicle tests must hold on a little longer. In line with B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan, the corporation says commercial road

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How telematics impacts auto insurer’s risk

May 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Auto clients who think they are paying too much should consider telematics, the co-founder of LowestRates.ca suggests. With telematics, or usage-based insurance, the client normally installs an app on their smart phone or hardware into their vehicle diagnostic port, the

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Why thousands of unsafe commercial vehicles remain on Ontario roads

December 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than half of Ontario’s commercial vehicle carriers have not been inspected by the province’s transportation ministry in the past two years, and the number of vehicles inspected each year has dropped big-time. These were among the findings in the