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How an engineer failed to spot a major basement water problem

September 3, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Three months after Edward Kent and Teresa Tomsky bought their Edmonton home, they noticed a musty smell in their basement. It turns out a foundation crack, which they were led to believe was minor, was actually quite serious. The foundation

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School bus accident on highway injures 12

May 23, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON -Twelve people, including 11 children, were taken to hospital Thursday after a school bus crash on one of Edmonton’s busiest freeways. Emergency officials said the collision happened at about 8:15 a.m. on Whitemud Drive near the Quesnell Bridge over

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Bank robbery involves improvised explosive device

December 13, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Two security guards were injured in an explosion during an overnight armed holdup at a Scotiabank branch in northeast Edmonton. Police at the scene said the guards – a man and a woman employed by GardaWorld – suffered

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MacEwan University in Edmonton victim of $11.8 million phishing attack

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

MacEwan University has reported it was the victim of a phishing attack in August that resulted in the transfer of $11.8 million to the alleged perpetrator. MacEwan University said in a statement on Thursday that it discovered the fraud on

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Need for building code upgrades ‘did not come about’ due to ice damage: Alberta court

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada will not be hearing an appeal from an Edmonton shopping mall owner, whose award – of more than $500,000 against insurers, arising from a disputed claim involving building code upgrades – was reversed on appeal.

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Asia records US$11 billion economic loss from heavy flooding in July, western Canada affected by wildfires, severe weather: Aon

August 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Relentless seasonal flooding that began in mid-June resulted in continued fatalities and damage across parts of Asia in July, causing an estimated US$11 billion in economic losses, according to Impact Forecasting’s latest Global Catastrophe Recap report. On Tuesday, Impact Forecasting,

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CEP Forensic and Sintra Engineering merge to create “Canada’s largest forensic engineering firm”

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

CEP Forensic Inc. and Sintra Engineering Inc., eastern and western Canadian forensic engineering providers, have announced a merger to create what they are calling the country’s largest forensic engineering firm. The newly created entity, CEP-Sintra, will have close to one

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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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IBC, Edmonton Police Service and RCMP join forces on campaign about rising auto theft rates in Edmonton

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and the RCMP are partnering to launch an educational campaign on rising auto theft rates in Edmonton. The campaign, titled Lock Out Auto Theft, consists of a website, social media

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Exclusion clause for ‘conversion’ in comprehensive auto policy ‘does not come close’ to being easily intelligible: Court

April 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An exclusion in an auto insurance policy for loss or damage caused by “conversion,” by someone in lawful possession of a vehicle does not apply to a truck tractor badly damaged by fire, a Supreme Court of British Columbia judge

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Dirty Windows Help to Clarify Appellate Review of Standard Form Contracts

February 10, 2017 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Tara Chown, student-at-law, Hughes Amys LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. has created an exception to the principle outlined in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. and may lead to an increase in insurance litigation.

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Dartmouth, N.S.-headquartered A.P. Reid Insurance to acquire Robinson Insurance Brokers of Edmonton

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Dartmouth, N.S.-headquartered brokerage A.P. Reid Insurance Limited announced on Friday its intention to acquire Robinson Insurance Brokers (RIB) of Edmonton. Effective Nov. 1, the company’s brokerage operations will integrate under the A.P. Reid brand, and Daniel Robinson, the president and