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Tips for your clients to protect against cargo theft

October 20, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your clients are carrying cargo, they should take a comprehensive and layered approach to protecting these goods, a transportation expert from Travelers said recently. This comprehensive approach consists of three layers — good processes, procedures and practices; “hard security”

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

October 14, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published

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A fire season like none other

October 6, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Even as B.C. wildfires continue to burn, investigations begin and claims start rolling in.

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As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

October 6, 2021 by Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A group representing thousands of small businesses says uncertainty over the fate of federal pandemic supports is causing its members to lose confidence in their financial prospects, and pushing the Liberals to provide more life support for ailing

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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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Warm… but no longer cosy

October 2, 2021 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Rising sea levels, more intense rainfall and an increase in fire weather are among the effects the Canadian industry could feel from climate change.

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The good and bad news for commercial insurance

October 1, 2021 by Jason Contant

There’s good and bad news when it comes to commercial lines in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry. The good news is there’s encouraging signs the commercial market is stabilizing, said Don Forgeron, president and CEO of Insurance Bureau

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Enbridge says Line 3 ‘substantially complete,’ will be in service on Friday

September 29, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project, a critical piece of export infrastructure for Canada’s energy sector, will be in service on Friday. The pipeline giant said Wednesday the 1,765-km Line 3 – which will carry oil from

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Ontario government offers to help Wheatley recover from massive explosion    

September 28, 2021 by The Canadian Press

WHEATLEY, Ont. – A town in southwestern Ontario rocked by a massive explosion last month will be receiving up to $2 million from the provincial government to help with recovery efforts.   The province says the funds will help businesses affected

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Okanagan Lake area wildfire could cost the industry nearly $80 million

September 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An interior British Columbia wildfire this past August, which forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 properties, will cost the industry an estimated $77 million, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Thursday. The White Rock Lake fire began on Aug.

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COVID shutdown not a ‘physical loss,’ insurance lawyer says

September 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling, in favour of commercial property insurer FM Global, could be good news for insurers facing pandemic business interruption claims but the decision may also be reviewed by the Supreme Court of Canada,

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B.C. must shore up risk crisis communications before, during, after wildfires: report 

September 23, 2021 by The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Upgrades to communications systems in British Columbia’s wildfire zones are needed to save lives and properties, says a report released Wednesday.   The Thompson Rivers University report, which examined B.C.’s communications practices during the devastating wildfire seasons of