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Rubble and damage from Hurricane Fiona in Newfoundland
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What happened to the ‘quiet’ hurricane season?

September 30, 2022 by Jason Contant

Not long ago, hurricane season began very quietly with no North Atlantic hurricanes in all of August. But now it appears 2022 could produce a record-breaking hurricane. Property data provider CoreLogic is predicting Hurricane Ian could be the costliest Florida

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Key industry association names new board members and executives

September 29, 2022 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

New board of directors members and executive officers were named by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) following confirmation of those appointments Sept. 22 during the association’s annual general meeting in St-Andrews-By-The-Sea, N.B. The executive committee will now be

Workers cleaning up devastation from Hurricane Fiona
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What claims adjusters are seeing from Fiona

September 28, 2022 by Jason Contant

Claims adjusters are seeing a wide variety of personal and commercial lines claims in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona – everything from food spoilage and infrastructure claims to total losses. “Currently, we are seeing claims for personal and commercial

Cleaning up in Charlottetown after Fiona
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How much will Fiona cost Canadian P&C insurers?

September 27, 2022 by Jason Contant

Post-tropical storm Fiona could cost the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry between $300 million and $700 million, ratings agency DBRS Morningstar said in a commentary Tuesday. “Fiona will likely be one of the largest catastrophic events in history for

Two cottages destroyed by Fiona in PEI
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Atlantic Canada assesses damage from post-tropical storm Fiona

September 26, 2022 by Jason Contant

Post-tropical storm Fiona swept through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec this weekend, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people, washing away homes and cottages, and causing widespread flooding and infrastructure damage. While the insured and economic damages associated

Heavy rain in Halifax ahead of Hurricane Fiona's landfall
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Hurricane risk: What the future holds for Canada

September 23, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canada will be increasingly at risk for more frequent and severe hurricanes going forward due to climate change, Swiss Re told Canadian Underwriter in an interview Friday. “Sea surface temperatures [are] rising, which means storms will be able to travel

Coastal storm in Nova Scotia
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Where and when Hurricane Fiona is projected to hit Canada

September 21, 2022 by Jason Contant

Environment Canada (EC) has issued a tropical cyclone warning for the Atlantic provinces and southern Quebec as Hurricane Fiona is expected to impact the region starting Thursday evening and continuing into weekend. “This storm is shaping up to be a

Breaking wave from hurricane-force winds
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What’s Hurricane Fiona’s projected path into Canada?

September 19, 2022 by Jason Contant

Hurricane Fiona could strike Atlantic Canada with tropical storm-force winds or stronger by Saturday, according to projections from the hurricane forecasters in Canada and the U.S. An advisory issued 5 a.m. AST on Monday by the U.S. National Hurricane Center

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Feds’ task force reveals preferred flood insurance models

August 30, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

A federal government task force on flood insurance is leaning toward the public insurer and layered public insurer models of flood insurance programs for Canada. The public insurer model features a Crown corporation that underwrites comprehensive flood insurance through the

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Will insurers find opportunity in Europe’s need for Canadian LNG and hydrogen?

August 26, 2022 by Philip Porado

Canadian insurers have a future opportunity to cover the infrastructure required for hydrogen energy products, commercial insurance brokers say. For example, if Europe wants its efforts to reduce dependence on Russian natural gas supplies to be successful, it will need

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Newfoundland wildfires could be sign of what climate change has in store for province

August 15, 2022 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A climatologist says the wildfires that have been burning for more than two weeks in central Newfoundland could be a sign of what’s to come as the province feels the impacts of climate change. Joel Finnis,

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Essential Newfoundland highway to stay open as out of control wildfires grow

August 10, 2022 by Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Two out-of-control wildfires in central Newfoundland covered more than 200 square kilometres on Wednesday morning, and Environment Canada warned the flames could cover much of the island in smoke. Jeff Motty, the province’s forest fire duty