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Saskatchewan wildfire grows, forcing evacuations to expand

May 18, 2021 by The Canadian Press

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Dry conditions and strong winds caused a large wildfire to grow Tuesday near Saskatchewan’s third-largest city even as firefighters fought the flames. “The fire continues to rage,” said Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne. The city of

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Merger mania: Multiple brokerage deals announced in May

May 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

May 2021 came in with a bang for Canadian brokerages involved in mergers and acquisitions activity, particularly in western Canada and Ontario.  Over the course of a week, at least seven acquisitions were announced in the Canadian P&C brokerage space.

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Cheque is in the mail: Insurance rebates coming to Saskatchewan drivers

May 11, 2021 by The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Crown-owned insurer says it will start mailing rebates on vehicle insurance this week. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says 709,000 cheques are to be sent out. The rebates apply to all vehicles, motorcycles, trailers and snowmobiles for which insurance

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COVID’s effect on Canadian auto and property rates

April 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Endorsements to auto policies as a result of changing driving habits from COVID-19 are resulting in average premium rate renewal decreases across most of the country, according to Applied Systems’ latest rating index report. Personal property rates, on the other

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Trees removed at intersection of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

March 19, 2021 by The Canadian Press

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government has removed a stand of trees that was near the site of the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash three years ago. Sixteen people were killed and thirteen others injured when a semi-truck driver missed a

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Proposed class action filed in Saskatchewan over COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care

March 11, 2021 by Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed in Saskatchewan against a long-term care operator alleging it lacked proper resources to handle COVID-19. Documents filed Thursday at Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench say the novel coronavirus spread through different

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Brokerages snapped up coast-to-coast in latest M&A deals

March 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canadian brokerage acquisitions continue coast-to-coast with the recent purchases of four brokerages in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick. Navacord, B.C.-based brokerage Waypoint Insurance, Archway Insurance and Westland Insurance Group (which bought two brokerages) all made acquisition announcements at

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Public auto insurer to issue pandemic rebate cheques

February 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the latest public auto insurer to announce customer rebates for drivers resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced rebates in January and

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Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener, more reliable electricity

February 25, 2021 by The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Brett Dolter, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Regina; Blake Shaffer,

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Cat counter starts the year at $134 million for winter storms

February 19, 2021 by David Gambrill

For the Canadian P&C insurance industry, Cat activity roared in like a lion in January, but has looked more like a kitten since then. Two winter storms in Western Canada caused more than $134 million in insured damage, based on

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Why this drunk driver couldn’t be sued by victims of a hit-and-run

February 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan motorist who pleaded guilty to impaired driving cannot be sued in the province by victims of a hit-and-run accident that happened in Saskatoon a few hours before the inebriated motorist was pulled over and arrested by police. This

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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