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Residents of Old Fort, B.C. suing province, others over slow-moving landslide

January 21, 2021 Amy Smart - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Residents of a tiny community in northeastern British Columbia are suing the local and provincial governments over two slow-moving landslides they claim caused their property values to plummet. In a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme

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Nighttime fire in western P.E.I. seniors home forces evacuation

January 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

WELLINGTON, P.E.I. – A fire inside a seniors home in western P.E.I. forced 47 residents from the building on Monday night, but there were no reports of serious injuries. Desmond Arsenault, spokesman for the Wellington Fire Department, says soon after

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Why the Fort McMurray wildfire wasn’t worse

December 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

A young, mobile population with strong safety training contributed to a successful evacuation during Canada’s costliest disaster three years ago in Fort McMurray, Alta., an author said recently at Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) inaugural Commercial Insurance Symposium. “Most work

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Where did everyone go?

June 16, 2019 Emily Atkins

How do you keep track of your insureds when disasters force your clients to abandon the primary address you have on file?

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B.C. wildfire season now second worst in province’s history

August 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A year after the single worst season for wildfires in British Columbia’s history, government statistics indicate the 2018 wildfire season has already reached the second-worst mark, burning more than 9,450 square kilometres of land so far. That should

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Crews fight hotspots, flare ups in large fire

June 11, 2018 The Canadian Press

COLE HARBOUR, N.S. – Fire flared up again near a popular hiking trail in Cole Harbour, N.S., as crews continued to try to put out hotspots and quench the remnants of a large blaze that forced the evacuation of dozens

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Out of control B.C. wildfire one of the largest of 2018 season

May 27, 2018 The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Members of the public are no longer allowed in the area around Allie Lake, B.C., where one of the first large wildfires of the 2018 season is blazing out of control. The B.C. Wildfire Service has issued

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Report to government suggests hot opportunity for brokers right now

May 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers in British Columbia looking to place overland flood cover should review a recent study that found polled respondents did not have access to overland flood insurance, did not know about it, or found it unaffordable. Even more alarming, most

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What could cause more flood woes in B.C.

May 14, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Torrential rains that pushed southern British Columbia waterways to flood stage have eased, but officials warn a new threat of unseasonably warm weather could rapidly melt snowpacks, adding to already swollen rivers. David Campbell, head of the B.C.

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New Brunswick floods: ‘This could get very uncomfortable,’ officials warn

May 2, 2018 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – People were being urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday as rising floodwaters threatened to surpass record-setting water levels in areas along the Saint John River, with one fire chief warning residents: “This could get very uncomfortable.”

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Rising water prompts mandatory evacuation order

April 24, 2018 The Canadian Press

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – Rising water caused by an ice jam on the Little Red Deer River in central Alberta prompted officials to ask some people to leave their homes Monday, while further southeast on the Rosebud River, residents weren’t being

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Ontario flooding a “wakeup call” for homeowners to check their policies: IBC

February 27, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Ongoing flooding issues in southern Ontario are a “wakeup call” that homeowners should be reviewing their water damage coverage, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) cautions. Several communities, including Brantford, Chatham and London, experienced flooding due to mild temperatures and several