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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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Manitoba auto insurance rates to drop 10 per cent, pending regulator approval

June 17, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Manitoba drivers could soon be paying less for their vehicle insurance. Manitoba Public Insurance has applied for an average 10.5 per cent cut in overall rates, which it says would save the typical passenger vehicle owner about $130

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Andrew Agencies buys Saskatoon brokerage with two offices

June 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatoon Insurance Agencies, which places home, auto, commercial and farm coverage, has been acquired by Andrew Agencies Ltd. effective June 1. Based in the Manitoba community of Virden, about 80 kilometres west of Brandon, Andrew now has 20 offices in

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Roads flooded, some homes evacuated as rain pummels southeast Manitoba

June 9, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

STUARTBURN, Man. – Heavy rain in southeastern Manitoba has flooded roads and forced people out of some homes. David Kiansky, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, says the water rose up suddenly and covered a lot of farmland and

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Ripple effects

May 7, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

How will the deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson affect brokers in Canada?

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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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Early winter weather cripples southern Manitoba

October 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A first, early blast of windy, winter-like weather has knocked out power and made travel nearly impossible in many parts of southern Manitoba. Heavy, wet snow started Thursday and is expected to last into the Thanksgiving weekend, making

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Top court could hear this surety bond dispute

December 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute involving The Guarantee Company of North America arising from unpaid construction bills could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. The highest court announced Friday The Guarantee is applying for leave to appeal Guarantee Company of North America v

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Cause of $25 million fire remains under investigation

June 18, 2018 by The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – A massive blaze that burned through historic buildings in downtown Brandon last month caused about $25 million in damages and police now say it may have been started by people. Fire crews were called to the Christie’s

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Multiple fires burn through downtown Brandon, Manitoba

May 22, 2018 by The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – A blaze that Premier Brian Pallister called “massive” has burned through several buildings in downtown Brandon, Man., including one with dozens of apartments managed by community groups. “It’s just devastating. We’re thinking of all the families that

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MPI reveals estimated insurance costs of distracted drivers

April 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The direct insurance costs associated with distracted driving in Manitoba are estimated to be at least $70 million per year, the province’s government auto insurer reported recently. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) spokesperson Brian Smiley told Canadian Underwriter that direct insurance costs

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Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price

October 30, 2017 by Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The federal and Manitoba governments moved closer to a clash over carbon pricing Friday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will impose a carbon tax in Manitoba if need be. “There will be a federal backstop