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ICLR book details actions to help combat damage from extreme rainfall events

November 28, 2014 by Canadian Underwriter

Communities large and small across Canada are now taking action to reduce the risk of basement flooding and damage to property from sewer back-up, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) notes in a statement announcing the availability of a

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Talk to the animals: Calgary Zoo fully reopens after flooding

November 28, 2013 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Hundreds of grownups and children pressed up behind a purple banner Thursday as they waited for the chance to reconnect with furry, feathery, scaly and leathery friends at the Calgary Zoo. A cheer went up when Mayor Naheed

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Down the Pipe

August 1, 2013 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Canadian-based pipeline operators have several projects under regulatory review on both sides of the border, activity that is not without criticism, especially related to the potential for spills. Insurance officials say pipelines are safer than rail transport, but acknowledge that strikes from vehicles and landslides, fines and historical contamination still present risks for carriers that cover pipeline companies.

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Getting Personal

December 2, 2012 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Some lawyers caution that Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment is getting more aggressive about naming directors and officers as being personally responsible for clean-up costs. It is also important to note commercial general liability insurance policies do not usually cover risks of historical contamination and third-party liability does not necessarily cover clean-up costs of one’s own property.

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Manitoba requiring liability insurance as part of proposed groundwater requirements

May 22, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

New rules proposed in May would replace Manitoba’s almost 50-year-old groundwater regulations as part of the provincial strategy to better protect the 25% of Manitobans who rely on well water, conservation and water stewardship minister Gord Mackintosh has announced. The

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Chartis seeks to introduce LEED-related insurance in Canada

July 16, 2010 by Canadian Underwriter

Chartis is reportedly interested in introducing a LEED insurance product in Canada that would help protect companies’ reputations in a lawsuit if the company failed to meet LEED certification.The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building