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Will this week’s weather events result in Cat damages?

July 25, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

While Europe is experiencing record-breaking heat waves, western Canada had some severe heat and storms of its own between July 16-20. And although they were expected to have caused millions in damage, it won’t breach catastrophe territory, according to Aon’s

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Wildfire smoke, heat warnings up for many parts of Canada’s North

July 14, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WHITEHORSE – Several parts of Northern Canada are enveloped in smoke from wildfires along with unusually high seasonal temperatures. Yukon has seen a huge leap in the number of blazes with just over 846 square kilometres of land scorched this

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Lightning starts 136 wildfires over seven days in Yukon: fire information officer

July 8, 2022 by The Canadian Press

WHITEHORSE – A Yukon information officer says firefighters in the territory have been bolstered by crews and resources from British Columbia to help fight a growing number of wildfires. Mike Fancie says in a news release Wednesday that about 60

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Canada’s most-exposed flood regions

June 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Quebec has the highest historical average annual loss (AAL) for flood faced by any region across the country, at $861.3 million, but Yukon’s average annual loss per residential address (RA) stands at $925, well above Quebec’s $229 loss per residence.

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How to speed up claims response for NatCats

May 25, 2022 by Yasser Korany, Mario Delorme and Mazen Habash

Extreme weather events have become common, some bringing unprecedented levels of destruction to structures and facilities, overwhelming owners, property managers and insurers. In response, nearly all major insurers have created centralized Cat units dedicated to handling claims arising from extreme

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Beware the tax implications of unlicensed insurance

May 3, 2022 by Jason Contant

If you’re looking to place a risk through an insurer that’s not licensed to write business in Canada, it’s important to understand the requirements around filing federal and provincial taxes, as well as special broker licenses. Although direct placement with

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A car crashes in Ontario: Why Canadian auto insurers pay attention

April 13, 2022 by Daniel Strigberger

People love to visit Ontario. Unfortunately, some of them get into car accidents. Why should a visitor’s auto insurer care about accidents in Ontario? Because when a non-resident is involved in an auto accident in the province, their insurers will

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Former Aviva Canada VP now CEO of TD Insurance

July 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

James Russell, a former senior executive with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Aviva Canada, is now leading The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s property and casualty insurers. Russell’s appointment results from a re-assignment of several TD senior managers. Russell has

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100-year flood level on Yukon River prompts warning to village of Carmacks

June 23, 2021 by The Canadian Press

WHITEHORSE – The water level on the Yukon River at the village of Carmacks keeps rising, prompting a flood warning from the territory. A statement from the territory says the river is at a level only seen once every 100

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Briefing Note: Territories

July 13, 2020 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are feeling the effects of insurers pulling out of both areas. “We had Aviva Elite, who wrote probably all of the mobile homes in the Northwest Territories, discontinue writing [that line],” says Mark Harris, the

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Brokerage expands into Yukon with acquisition

January 14, 2020 by Jason Contant

Western Canadian independent insurance brokerage CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. announced Monday it has expanded into Yukon with the acquisition of an office from Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. The longstanding Aon office at 201-9016 Quartz Road in Whitehorse will begin operating

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Where wildfire and flood risk is higher this summer

May 27, 2019 by David Friend - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The weather this summer could be starkly different across the country, according to the latest long range forecast from The Weather Network. Chief meteorologist Chris Scott predicts the wet weather that Ontario and Quebec have experienced in May will continue