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How Alberta brokers are faring with hail claims

June 23, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers with clients in northeast Calgary are getting overwhelmed with claims from the June 13 storm, a board member of the province’s association says. “You can just hear the exasperation in their voice when you talk to them, and the

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B.C. proposes ‘first step’ amendments to laws governing condo insurance

June 23, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The B.C. government says proposed legislation it has introduced takes first steps to address concerns about sky-high costs and availability of insurance for condominiums and other shared properties. Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the legislation proposes to amend

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How pandemic could complicate claims adjusting after Alberta hail storm

June 22, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The COVID-19 pandemic could complicate the movement of adjusters if help is needed from south of the border to deal with the aftermath of the recent southern Alberta storm. “I think customers by and large are recognizing that it’s complicated

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Out of control forest fire in Lac St Jean likely sparked by poorly extinguished campfire

June 22, 2020 by Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – An improperly extinguished campfire is the likely cause behind a massive blaze in Quebec’s Lac-St-Jean region that remains out of control, Quebec’s Forestry Minister told a briefing on Sunday. “This photo is possibly where fire started,” Pierre Dufour

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B.C. report says condo insurance market ‘unhealthy,’ premiums up 40 per cent

June 16, 2020 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A report commissioned by the B.C. government says insurance premiums for condominium buildings have increased by as much as 40 per cent year over year while deductible costs have tripled. Blair Morrison, chief executive officer of The B.C.

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Afterburn

April 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Home insurers in Quebec may be on the hook for major fire losses on their property policies in the aftermath of an earthquake

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Sticker Shock

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How will underwriters assess your organization’s commercial property risk? A guide to help risk managers avoid renewal surprises in a tough market environment

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Trial by Fire

October 6, 2019 by Glenn Gibson, Joe Toscano & David E. Bridges

What to think about when selecting the right expert for fire and explosion cases