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New Brunswick to set caps on disaster financial assistance for homeowners

March 16, 2023 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government announced Wednesday it is capping financial compensation for properties that repeatedly experience damage from climate-related disasters. Public Safety Minister Kris Austin said the changes, which take effect immediately, will increase to $200,000 the total

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Government caps disaster assistance, lowers threshold for property buyouts

February 23, 2023 by Jason Contant

Another provincial government is changing the way it provides disaster financial assistance by capping assistance for claims related to the same type of disaster at $200,000. New Brunswick is increasing the maximum payout for structural damage to $200,000, setting a

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Manitoba government announces disaster aid relief as flood worries continue

May 9, 2022 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is offering financial aid for flood victims as wet weather threatens to raise rivers again. Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk says the province will activate a disaster financial assistance program that he expects will give out

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Insurance isn’t enough: Governments need to do better on natural disaster resilience

January 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

By Anne E. Kleffner, Professor, Risk Management and Insurance, University of Calgary and Mary Kelly, Chair in Insurance and Professor, Finance, Wilfrid Laurier University This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis

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New Brunswick says flood hit homes may not get approval for rebuild

June 5, 2018 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick flood victims may not be able to rebuild their homes – or only rebuild after significant mitigation efforts like raising them. The destructive, record-setting spring floods along the Saint John River and other waterways have prompted

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Portions of south, central interior B.C. remain under evacuation alert or order after recent flooding

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Areas in the south and central interior of British Columbia remain under evacuation alert or evacuation order after recent flooding events and there is potential for increased snowmelt and further precipitation and flooding next week, the provincial Ministry of Transportation