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Ship fire out, but search continues for lost containers from vessel off B.C.’s coast 

October 29, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A fire that burned for nearly a week on the container ship anchored off Victoria’s waterfront has been put out.   A statement from Danaos Shipping Co., the manager of the MV Zim Kingston, says the specialized marine service

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Salvage crew’s access to smouldering ship hampered by storm on B.C.’s coast

October 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The Canadian Coast Guard says a fire aboard a container ship off the coast of Victoria continues to smoulder. The coast guard says in a statement posted on social media that a salvage crew from Resolve Marine is

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How coffee whitener and aluminum dust can pose a fire risk

October 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Clients could be surprised at the fire and explosion risk to which they are exposed if they are in the 3D printing business or produce dust of any kind. “It is easier to name the dusts that are not explosible

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Fire breaks out at lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City

September 20, 2021 The Canadian Press

BEAUCEVILLE, Que. – Quebec provincial police say eight people were injured in an early morning fire at a lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City. Provincial police say they received 911 calls around 7:30 a.m. for a fire at the company

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Travel trailer fire in rural Nova Scotia claims six lives

September 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

MILLVALE, N.S. – The RCMP say the bodies of six members of a family were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer in rural Nova Scotia. Officers were called to Mountain Road in Millvale, N.S., Sunday evening

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GM expands Chevy Bolt electric vehicle recall to cover all model years for fire risk

August 23, 2021 The Canadian Press

General Motors says it has expanded a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles to include all model years because of a risk the battery cells could catch fire. The latest recall adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through

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Top 3 ways Mother Nature can ruin your cottage

August 5, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Water is often touted as “the new fire,” but not in cottage country, where fire still ranks as the Number 1 cause of loss. “In personal lines, we have seen water become the new fire, or in some cases surpass

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5 reasons why fire sprinklers fail, and what your clients can do about it

July 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Building renovations are among five common reasons for fire sprinkler failure, according to Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, a partner for ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, in a recent article on TheBigRedGuide.com. Typical renovation incidents that can cause failure include collisions with construction equipment,

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Restaurant fires and how they are caused

June 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Kitchen exhaust and gas connections should be near the top of a restaurant client’s risk management agenda. Improperly maintained kitchen exhaust systems are a common cause of restaurant fires, wrote Larry Anderson, editor of TheBigRedGuide.com, in a recent article. This

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Fire-ravaged court building in Saguenay Lac-St-Jean will be rebuilt, Quebec government says

May 10, 2021 The Canadian Press

The Quebec government on Sunday announced plans to rebuild a historic courthouse in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region that was heavily damaged by fire and smoke the previous night.   Andree Laforest, the legislature member for the region, confirmed the province would help

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Flames rip through Alberta retirement complex

May 7, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Fire has destroyed part of a retirement complex northwest of Edmonton. Officials say three residents suffered smoke inhalation but no one has died. Flames broke out at Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility in St. Albert

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Flames destroy unfinished condo in Langley, B.C., force nearby residents to evacuate

April 20, 2021 The Canadian Press

LANGLEY, B.C. – A huge fire has destroyed two six-storey condominium towers under construction in Langley, B.C. The fire broke out at around 9:30 p.m. Monday at the development in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood, about 45 kilometres east of Vancouver. The