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Southern Alberta town ravaged by 2013 flood sees development as promising sign

June 8, 2017 The Canadian Press

HIGH RIVER, Alta. – A new housing and retail development in High River, Alta., is being hailed as proof of renewed confidence in the town’s ability to handle another flood event. Massive floods that raged through southern Alberta in the

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Wildfire Grading Index launched following losses in Kelowna, Slave Lake and Fort McMurray

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS), a division of Opta Information Intelligence, has developed a new model for insurers to better understand the risk of wildfire-related losses. The model was developed after FUS studied the wildfire losses in Kelowna, Slave Lake and

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Cat claims out West create stress for home insurers, proactive communications can bolster customer satisfaction: J.D. Power

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A spike in major claims resulting in record losses from catastrophic disasters across Canada over the last few years has created significant challenges for insurance carriers in 2017, a situation that has had an impact on customer satisfaction with the

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New State Farm Canada app includes telematics and water detection programs, account access

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

State Farm Canada announced on Monday that it has released a new app that includes telematics and water detection programs, as well as easy account access. The free State Farm Canada App, available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play,

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Intact Insurance launches my Driving Discount program in Alberta

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Good drivers in Alberta will now have access to an Intact Insurance driving discount program that allows them to save as much as 25% on their auto insurance premiums. The my Driving Discount program uses driving data collected by a

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Alberta’s traffic safety campaign in June to focus on differences between commercial and smaller passenger vehicles

June 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta will be holding a traffic safety campaign in June to educating drivers about the differences between commercial vehicles and smaller passenger vehicles. Occupants of a passenger vehicle are more likely to be killed or injured in

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TSB reiterates call for ‘more robust tank cars’ on freight trains hauling flammable liquids

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is reiterating its call for railways to ship flammable liquids in “more robust tank cars” after an accident near Edmonton that resulted in the spill of more than 80,000 litres of flammable styrene monomer.

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Spring storm in Alberta and Saskatchewan uproots trees and knocks out power

May 25, 2017 The Canadian Press

A nasty spring storm has toppled semis, uprooted trees and produced localized flooding throughout much of Saskatchewan and Alberta. In Saskatoon, wind speeds were recorded at 105 kilometres an hour Wednesday afternoon, leaving garbage bins strewn throughout the streets, shingles

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Combined ratio for Canadian insurance industry in Q1 2017 estimated at 101.3%, up from 94.7% in Q1 2016: Baker

May 24, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada saw a 6.6% hike in the combined operating ratio for the first quarter of 2017, from 94.7% in Q1 2016 to 101.3% in the first three months of this year, MSA Research Inc. president and

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Environment and Climate Change Canada releases technical paper on proposed federal carbon pricing options

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has released a technical paper outlining a proposed federal carbon pricing option for provinces that choose not to have their own system in place in 2018. A backgrounder from ECCC referenced the Pan-Canadian approach

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Mexican resort can be sued in Alberta by tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning fluid in hotel room

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A lawsuit against a Mexican vacation resort – arising from a tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning product stored in a water bottle in a mini bar fridge – can proceed in Alberta, as a result of a ruling

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Canadian auto insurance customer satisfaction climbs despite premium increases: J.D. Power study

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Customer satisfaction with auto insurance in Canada has increased for the second consecutive year despite nationwide premium increases, according to the newly released J.D. Power 2017 Canadian Auto Insurance Satisfaction Study. The study, released on Monday, found that across all