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Stakes are high for farmers as 2022 crop shapes up to be most expensive in history

May 25, 2022 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The stakes are high as Canadian farmers take to the fields to plant 2022’s crop, which some are saying could find a place in the record books as “the most expensive ever.” On her family’s farm northeast of

Manitoba flooding forces evacuation of hundreds
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Manitoba premier tours flooded cottage country as waters continue to rise

May 24, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has taken a helicopter tour of a flooded region in the eastern part of the province. Stefanson says the amount of water is overwhelming in Whiteshell Provincial Park, the latest area to be hit

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The window of opportunity to address increasing drought and expanding drylands is vanishing

May 10, 2022 by The Canadian Press

By Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability, University of Regina – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information

Insurance claim expert at work.
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Unlicensed adjuster doesn’t fit the ‘expert’ exemption: Regulator

May 9, 2022 by David Gambrill

Manitoba’s insurance regulator fined a former adjuster $500 and ordered him to pay partial investigation costs of $2,500 for acting as an adjustor without a licence and not, as the former adjuster claimed, as an ‘insurance expert’ helping claimants. Kenneth

Flooding in Peguis First Nation in Manitoba
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Manitoba government announces disaster aid relief as flood worries continue

May 9, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is offering financial aid for flood victims as wet weather threatens to raise rivers again. Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk says the province will activate a disaster financial assistance program that he expects will give out

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Beware the tax implications of unlicensed insurance

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place a risk through an insurer that’s not licensed to write business in Canada, it’s important to understand the requirements around filing federal and provincial taxes, as well as special broker licenses. Although direct placement with

Road closed sign after flooding in Manitoba
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Swollen rivers, flooded roads prompt evacuations in some areas of Manitoba

May 2, 2022 by Brittany Hobson and Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Flooding has forced evacuations in some parts of Manitoba after heavy rains caused rivers to swell. The Peguis First Nation, about 150 kilometres north of Winnipeg, was placed under a mandatory evacuation order after ice jams on the

The Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Manitoba could see some overland flooding as another wet weather system moves in

April 21, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s infrastructure minister says there have been unique challenges with flood forecasting and the spring melt as the province prepares to be hit by another wet weather system. Doyle Piwnuik says it’s not clear yet exactly where the

A storm is expected to drop 40-60 cm of snow.
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Blizzard closes schools, shuts roads in parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan

April 14, 2022 by Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Heavy snow and strong winds were combining in a spring blizzard expected to last three days across southern Manitoba and a section of southeastern Saskatchewan. Schools were closed in many areas, roads were shut down and most flights

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A car crashes in Ontario: Why Canadian auto insurers pay attention

April 13, 2022 by Daniel Strigberger

People love to visit Ontario. Unfortunately, some of them get into car accidents. Why should a visitor’s auto insurer care about accidents in Ontario? Because when a non-resident is involved in an auto accident in the province, their insurers will

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Four Canadian brokerages swept up in latest M&A deals

April 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Western Canada is the target for the latest rounds of acquisitions from large Canadian P&C brokerages. Intact Financial Corporation subsidiary BrokerLink and Westland Insurance Group announced recent acquisitions in northern and southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Westland Insurance Group also

Red River, MB flood in 2011
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Flood fears ease in Manitoba amid good weather and slow melt, officials say

March 28, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Fears of spring flooding are easing in Manitoba, thanks to recent weather. A winter of heavy snowfall had initially raised worries across much of the province. But two weeks of slow melting – above-zero temperatures during the day