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A new real-time model for predicting urban flood resilience

August 29, 2019 by Jason Contant

A newly-proposed flood model can provide a real-time prediction of urban flooding caused by heavy rainfall in a changing climate, but it may not be of particular interest to insurers. “The model can be used not only for real-time flooding

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Flash flooding risk in Maritimes as Storm Erin arrives

August 29, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Heavy rain was reported Thursday in parts of the Maritimes as Erin, now a post-tropical weather system, advanced toward the region. Environment Canada issued rainfall warnings for southeastern New Brunswick, parts of western and northern Nova Scotia and

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Extensive fire damage to 29-unit PEI apartment building

July 18, 2019 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

CHARLOTTETOWN – A pre-dawn fire has extensively damaged a three-storey apartment building in downtown Charlottetown displacing more than 50 people. The Canadian Red Cross says most of the tenants in the 29-unit complex on 10 Harley Street are seniors. The

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Regulator greenlights Echelon Insurance acquisition

May 31, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $166-million deal aimed at getting CAA Insurance some new non-standard auto customers is a done deal. CAA Club Group’s acquisition of Echelon Insurance got final regulatory approval, Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. announced Thursday. The deal officially closed on May

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The big concern among commercial clients about cyber policies

March 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Some commercial clients are looking for more consistency across the industry in cyber policy wording. Survey data shows cyber is the Number 1 hot topic for members of Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Inc., said Jennifer Goodwin, chair of

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Sale of Echelon Insurance to CAA gets shareholder approval

January 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Non-standard auto insurer Echelon Insurance is a step closer to being acquired by The CAA Club Group of Companies. Shareholders of Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. voted Wednesday in favour of the $175 million deal, Echelon said in a release. In

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CAA Insurance parent agrees to buy Echelon Insurance

November 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

CAA Club Group has agreed to buy non-standard auto insurer Echelon Insurance for $175 million, the companies said Friday. The deal will allow CAA Insurance to reach new markets and customers, CAA Club Group president Jay Woo wrote in an

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Tropical Storm Chris could make landfall on Newfoundland

July 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula could get wind gusts of up to 100 km/h this week as a result of Tropical Storm Chris, which is expected to be upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday. Tropical Storm Chris was in the Atlantic Ocean more

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Minor injury caps coming to Newfoundland?

November 17, 2017 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers placing auto insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador should get in touch with politicians to put an ongoing review on their radar screen, and to let Insurance Bureau of Canada know whether they have any ideas on how to fix