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Damage following a gas leak in the Orleans area of Ottawa on Feb. 13, 2023
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Investigation underway into apparent gas explosion in Ottawa

February 15, 2023 Cindy Tran and Mickey Djuric - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Officials say the investigation is now ongoing after 12 people were injured in an apparent gas explosion that rocked an east Ottawa suburb on Monday morning, including two children and two people who were pulled out of the

An explosion at a propane company in Quebec
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Police continue to probe fatal blast at Quebec propane company

January 18, 2023 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – The investigation into the causes of a fatal blast at a propane company north of Montreal could be long and complex, police said Tuesday after three bodies were found at the site. Officials are dealing with a “vast”

An explosion and fire rocked an industrial park in St. Catharines.
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Series of explosions rock Ontario industrial facility

January 12, 2023 Jessica Smith - THE CANADIAN PRESS

St. Catharines Fire Services says crews continue to battle a fire triggered by a series of explosions at a hazardous waste facility in the city that has left one person with serious injuries. Chief Dave Upper says firefighters responded to

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One dead, five missing after explosion, fire at Ottawa tanker truck manufacturer

January 14, 2022 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – One man is dead and five people are missing after an explosion at an Ottawa tanker-truck manufacturer Thursday. Neil Greene, the owner and president at Eastway Tank Pump and Meter Ltd. said Friday he is “completely devastated.” “My

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Ontario government offers to help Wheatley recover from massive explosion    

September 28, 2021 The Canadian Press

WHEATLEY, Ont. – A town in southwestern Ontario rocked by a massive explosion last month will be receiving up to $2 million from the provincial government to help with recovery efforts.   The province says the funds will help businesses affected

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Cause of 2018 Enbridge gas pipeline blast revealed

March 5, 2020 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A delayed inspection and a failure to predict how fast cracks could develop from corrosion are cited in a report describing the cause of an explosion and fire in an Enbridge Inc. natural gas pipeline northeast of Prince

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Trial by Fire

October 6, 2019 Glenn Gibson, Joe Toscano & David E. Bridges

What to think about when selecting the right expert for fire and explosion cases 

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The impact of east London disaster on the P&C industry

August 22, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Ten London, Ont. properties have “substantial” damage as a result of last week’s gas explosion, though it does not appear to be a major loss for Canada’s property and casualty industry as a whole. About twelve minutes after a vehicle

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Calgary house explosion believed not accidental


CALGARY – Documents show that a Calgary house where there was a deadly explosion over the weekend was owned by a couple going through a divorce. Police responded to reports of an explosion on Saturday afternoon and found two people

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Mystery explosion damages 22 homes in Caledon

February 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Nearly two dozen homes were damaged after one fatal incident Sunday near Toronto. An explosion demolished a house in Caledon, killing Joseph Westcott and damaging neighbouring properties, The Canadian Press reported. About 22 homes were “damaged to varying degrees,” Andrea

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Fatal explosion damages about a dozen homes near Toronto

February 4, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALEDON, Ont. – A man has died and dozens were forced from their homes after an explosion completely demolished a house in Caledon, Ont., on Sunday morning, officials said as they investigated the incident. Officers were called to the home

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RMS releases new class of cyber-physical risk modelling for property insurers

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RMS has expanded its range of cyber models to include a new class of so-called cyber-physical models in a bid to answer the increasing related risk of insurance losses from hackers targeting control systems linked to the Internet. These cyber-physical