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Punishing winter storm belts East Coast with heavy snow and high winds

February 8, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Most of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland are being pounded by heavy snow and high winds Monday, creating whiteout conditions in many areas. The storm moved into the Maritimes overnight heading west to east and is

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Messy winter storm slams into the Maritimes

February 2, 2021 by Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A winter storm lashed the Maritimes with strong winds, snow and ice pellets on Tuesday, causing power outages and forcing the closure of schools and businesses. Snowfall and winter storm warnings were issued for much of the region,

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Canadian auto and property insurance rates headed in opposite directions

February 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average personal auto premium rates in Canada decreased 2.6% in 2020 Q4 compared to the same period in 2019, but some provinces did see an increase, according to the latest results from Applied Systems’ premium rate index. On average, both

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Winter storm churning out powerful winds expected to slam into Atlantic Canada

February 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has issued a series of weather warnings for the Atlantic region, as a winter storm is expected to deliver an ugly mix of snow, rain, ice pellets and strong winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in

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Heartland Farm Mutual proposes merger with The Kings Mutual

January 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Heartland Farm Mutual Inc. and The Kings Mutual Insurance Company have reached an agreement to merge under the name Heartland Farm Mutual Inc. Waterloo, Ont.-based Heartland Farm Mutual and Berwick, N.S.-based The Kings Mutual Insurance Company announced the proposed merger

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The role of digital transformation in Westland’s acquisition strategy

January 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Expanded opportunities for digital transformation are one of the key reasons behind Westland Insurance Group Ltd.’s recent acquisition of Storm Insurance Group, Westland told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. British Columbia-based Westland closed its acquisition of Storm Jan. 7. Storm operates under

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As workplace infections rise, employers grapple with ‘ambiguous’ mask rules

January 14, 2021 by Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – On the factory floor, masks were optional. Until last month, workers at TEC Business Solutions’s corrugated packaging plant in Mississauga, Ont. underwent a COVID-19 screening, had a temperature check and sanitized their hands – but once inside and

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Brokerage M&A off to a strong start in 2021

January 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

Large Canadian brokerage Westland Insurance Group Ltd. now has a coast-to-coast presence with its acquisition of Storm Insurance Group, which has offices in Nova Scotia and Quebec. The deal, which closed Wednesday, is one of three acquisitions closed or announced

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Thousands of Nova Scotians without power after first winter storm of 2021

January 4, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A prolonged holiday warm spell ended with a vengeance over the weekend across Atlantic Canada, leaving double-digit snowfall totals in three provinces and thousands of Nova Scotia residents in the dark on Sunday. The website for Nova Scotia

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Why an adjuster’s notes are out of bounds in this subrogation case

December 14, 2020 by David Gambrill

When The Co-operators quickly notified a third-party insurer, AIG Inc., upfront of its intention to pursue a subrogation claim against AIG’s client in an oil spill case, little did The Co-operators know the move would later backfire when it came

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This customized vehicle replacement coverage is headed for the junk yard

December 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

This is no April Fool’s joke. TD Insurance Group plans to stop offering its non-standard five-year vehicle replacement coverage in Nova Scotia as of Apr. 1, 2021. In 2019, the Nova Scotia Utility Review Board approved TD’s application to offer

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Auditor general says N.S. slow to act on cybersecurity amid increasing risk

December 1, 2020 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s auditor general says the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for more robust cybersecurity and anti-fraud measures as government employees are forced to work remotely. However, he says the provincial government isn’t working fast enough to