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Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) 2016 Convention and AGM, May 15-18, 2016

May 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) held a successful 2016 Convention and AGM in picturesque Banff, Alberta, May 15 to 18. The convention’s theme was ‘connect’ and included a robust agenda including Keynote (Richard Bertram, WestJet’s vice president, communications and community

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Google offers look at fire damaged Fort McMurray neighbourhoods

May 14, 2016 The Canadian Press

Fort McMurray evacuees eager for a look at how their neighbourhoods fared during a recent forest fire have a new tool – Google. The California-based Internet giant is offering a bird’s-eye view of the city taken from satellite imagery on

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Radiation safety specialists enroute to Fort McMurray as precaution

May 13, 2016 Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is sending specialists to Fort McMurray to help emergency crews check out radiological devices that may have been affected by the wildfire. The equipment – which includes radiography cameras used to

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Update puts buildings lost in Fort McMurray at 2,400, but 25,000 saved

May 9, 2016 By Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the “ocean of fire” that hit Fort McMurray burned about 10 per cent of the buildings, but the hard work of firefighters saved the bulk of the city so it can be rebuilt.

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Fort McMurray wildfire could hurt 2016 Q2 results for some Canadian p&c insurers, companies offering help

May 9, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Credit rating agency Moody’s does not anticipate the massive wildfire in and around Fort McMurray will be a credit event for Canada’s property and casualty industry, but is likely to have an impact on 2016 Q2 results for property insurers.

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A look at how a wildfire consumed large parts of Fort McMurray

May 8, 2016 The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A wildfire has devastated the community of Fort McMurray. Here is a timeline of events: Sunday – A fire starts in a remote part of forest southwest of Fort McMurray. Investigators don’t know how it started,

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Officials say it could take months to extinguish massive Alberta blaze

May 7, 2016 By John Cotter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Fire officials are bracing themselves for a long, long fight against the blaze that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and has eaten up more than 1,500 square kilometres of northern Alberta forest. “Unless we have

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Crews scramble as Fort McMurray fire explodes in size, continues to threaten

May 5, 2016 By John Cotter – THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Crews fighting to save Fort McMurray from rampaging flames water bombed the city Thursday to try to keep away a wildfire so intense it has spawned its own weather. “It was creating its own high winds

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Prepare for Anything

April 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor and Jason Contant, Online Editor

Canadians are well-aware of events that can produce insured losses, including storms and cold weather. But the possible influence of other less-familiar perils, like earthquakes and cyber cats, should also be on the radar.