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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hub adds to Canadian executive management team

March 10, 2022 by Jason Contant

Hub International has announced several promotions within Hub Canada’s senior management team. Barbara MacPhail (pictured above) has been promoted to executive vice president of strategic initiatives Canada, Terri Botosan (pictured top right) is now in the newly-created position of regional

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Some motorists still consider seatbelts optional, survey finds

February 25, 2022 by Philip Porado

Insurers and law enforcement professionals agree that motorists need to buckle their seat belts and hang up their phones while behind the wheel. But, despite years of consistent messaging, not everyone is on board. Drivers in rural Manitoba are more

"Barn Fire At Sunset; The aftermath of rural tragedy, reveals a sad and surreal beauty as a dark cloud of black smoke and heat waves are back-lit by the setting sun."
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Court tosses fraudulent $300K contents claim after farm fire

February 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Court of Appeal of Manitoba has dismissed a case in which a claimant provided no evidence for his $300,000 claim for contents lost in a fire that destroyed his farm.    In the original trial, Frenchie’s Farm and Ranch

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Manitoba grand chief says $85.5M settlement for flood damage is fair

January 18, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair. The Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to

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Auto insurer issues third COVID rebate

January 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is issuing its third COVID-19 auto insurance rebate in less than two years. The latest rebate totalling $312 million equals about $328 on an average private passenger policy, MPI said in a press release Dec. 30,