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More than 220 evacuated from homes after Gatineau flooding

May 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hundreds of people in Gatineau, Que. have been evacuated from their homes after heavy rainfall caused flooding. The City of Gatineau said in a statement that as of early Thursday morning, 223 people and 130 homes had been voluntarily evacuated.

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March windstorm in eastern Newfoundland caused close to $45 million in insured damage: CatIQ

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A windstorm in eastern Newfoundland on March 11 has resulted in nearly $45 in insured damages, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) explained in a press release on Wednesday that a low

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Southern Ontario windstorm in March caused close to $100 million in insured damage: CatIQ

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A windstorm that affected parts of southern Ontario on March 8 has resulted in nearly $100 million in insured damage, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said on Tuesday in a press release from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

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Ice jam causes minor flooding in N.B., water levels in Fredericton area to increase near flood stage

April 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An ice jam caused minor flooding on a residential street in the New Brunswick community of Middle River, the province’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) reported on Sunday. However, water levels have subsided after some residents were cut off from their

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CSIS saw ‘no high privacy risks’ with metadata crunching now under fire: docs

February 27, 2017 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The national spy service saw little risk to the personal privacy of Canadians in a self-penned evaluation of its secret data-crunching centre – a shadowy program now at the centre of intense controversy, newly released documents show. The

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Government of Alberta advances Disaster Recovery Program funding to help with Fort McMurray uninsurable costs

February 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Alberta announced on Thursday that it is advancing $20 million in Disaster Recovery Program funding to help with uninsurable costs related to the Fort McMurray wildfire. The funding is intended to help with uninsurable costs, such as

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DuPont, Chemours Company settle indemnification claims in US$671 million settlement related to U.S. environmental releases

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

DuPont and the Chemours Company have announced a nearly US$671 million settlement agreement in connection with personal injury claims arising from environmental releases of perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts (PFOA) from the Washington Works plant in West Virginia. The Canadian

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Canadian Coast Guard safely rescues crew members from grounded tanker

January 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has reported that six crew members have been safety rescued after a tanker ran aground off Nova Scotia on Sunday. In a series of tweets, CCG reported that the vessel Arca 1 ran aground off

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B.C. transportation ministry to use helicopter to clear Vancouver-area bridge cables of snow

December 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced on Friday that it will use a heavy-lift helicopter to clear cables on the Alex Fraser bridge of ice and snow. Over the past couple of weeks, chunks of ice were reported

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Minister pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire

December 19, 2016 Mike Blanchfield and Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government is determined to improve aboriginal housing, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday after an Ontario chief blasted Ottawa for a lack of action following a deadly blaze that killed a family of five. The

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Crews in B.C. preparing bridges for safety in anticipation of second snowfall

December 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising drivers in Metro Vancouver that “work is well underway” to prepare the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges for a snowfall expected later Thursday. On Tuesday, the Canadian Press reported that

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Ontario set to reintroduce photo radar for municipalities

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that she intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would give municipalities the power to introduce automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology in school and community safety zones. According to a press release issued on