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Separate hailstorms bring 2,500 claims to date

August 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two hailstorms in late July have resulted in about 2,500 property and auto claims to date, a spokesman for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. The storms ripped through Saskatchewan on July 22-23 and July 27-28. The larger

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Drought ravages crops and pastures across the Prairies

July 19, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Farmers are calling for emergency disaster relief as drought ravages crops and pastures across the Prairie provinces and beyond. Scorching temperatures and little to no rainfall have left crops in poor condition across wide swaths of Alberta, Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan crews ‘fully engaged’ fighting more than 100 wildfires

July 14, 2021 by The Canadian Press

Provincial fire crews in Saskatchewan are now fighting more than 100 wildfires in the province. The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says hot, dry weather forecast for the rest of the week, along with scattered storms producing lightning, is going to

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Temple Insurance wins appeal in construction wrap-up dispute

July 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Temple Insurance Company has won its appeal of a 2020 Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan ruling in a disputed construction wrap-up liability claim. Temple now has to pay some (but not all) of the legal defence costs incurred by

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How many of your clients asked their auto insurer for premium relief?

June 22, 2021 by Jason Contant

Many Canadians have been driving far less during the COVID-19 pandemic, but more than half of them did not reach out to their auto insurer to inquire about discounts or changes to their policies, according to a new survey from

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Westland closes two new acquisitions in Canada

June 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has closed two new acquisitions in Saskatchewan, both in locations where the large brokerage didn’t have a presence before. The brokerage announced Monday it had closed the acquisitions of HK Insurance in Regina and Smith Agencies

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Why this auto insurer is proposing a ‘rate rebalance’

June 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Public auto insurer Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is proposing a “rate rebalancing” that will result in a net 0% overall change for provincial Auto Fund rates, effective next January. Reflecting current frequency and severity trends, and in an effort to

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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