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One cheap way for cities to reduce basement flood risk

June 11, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is encouraging Canadian municipalities to follow the example of Nova Scotia municipalities that are distributing basement flood prevention tips to property owners with their tax bill. Starting Friday June 12, both the town and

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Alberta imposing steep penalties but no charges on first time impaired drivers

June 5, 2020 by Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta has introduced legislation that would add hefty fines and penalties for first-time impaired drivers but would not have them face a criminal charge. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer says the proposed change would reduce backlogs in courts and

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Business, interrupted

April 3, 2020 by Brooke Smith, Freelance Writer

Businesses can lose revenue in any number of ways. Increasingly, they can be shut down for political risks that are beyond the company’s control. Examples of emerging business interruption risks include trade wars, armed conflicts, or political protests. As businesses

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Sticker Shock

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How will underwriters assess your organization’s commercial property risk? A guide to help risk managers avoid renewal surprises in a tough market environment

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Which way is winter tire usage trending in Canada?

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are getting the message when it comes to the importance of driving with winter tires, a new study has found. But Insurance Bureau of Canada warned that more than just strapping them to your car is enough to ensure

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The enemy within

October 12, 2019 by Dr. Dexter Morse, Director, Insurance & Risk Management, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Rogue employees may be plotting ways to cause damage to your clients’ business. How to advise your clients on managing the risk

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Top of the Heap

October 7, 2019 by Kris Rzesnoski, Vice President, Business Development, Encircle

Looking to work with impartial contractors? Why insurers are  increasingly turning to Registered Third Party Evaluators

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Trial by Fire

October 6, 2019 by Glenn Gibson, Joe Toscano & David E. Bridges

What to think about when selecting the right expert for fire and explosion cases