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U.S. homeowner claims decreasing, loss costs on the decline, LexisNexis Risk Solutions study finds

October 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Homeowner claims in the United States continue to decrease and loss costs are flat or on the decline, according to a new report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 2016 LexisNexis Home Trends Report, the inaugural study of home insurance trends released

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Fire that destroyed food store on Manitoba reserve set by kids: RCMP

September 23, 2016 The Canadian Press

SHAMATTAWA, Man. – A fire that destroyed the only food store on a remote northern Manitoba reserve was set by six children, five of whom are under 12, RCMP said Friday. The community of 1,500 was left without supplies or

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Massive fire destroys farm equipment dealership, forces evacuation in P.E.I.

August 29, 2016 The Canadian Press

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a farm equipment dealership in Prince Edward Island. Workers had to be evacuated from Green Diamond Equipment in Summerside late Saturday morning as

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Recent earthquakes a reminder that events can happen anywhere: I.I.I.

August 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar are a warning to homeowners and business owners in regions that may also be at risk to consider purchasing earthquake insurance, notes the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Just 10% of homeowners in the U.S. have

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Message from the President

August 5, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Fred Plant, President, President of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, comments on insurance claims arising from the wildfire in and near Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Update puts buildings lost in Fort McMurray at 2,400, but 25,000 saved

May 9, 2016 By Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the “ocean of fire” that hit Fort McMurray burned about 10 per cent of the buildings, but the hard work of firefighters saved the bulk of the city so it can be rebuilt.

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Officials say it could take months to extinguish massive Alberta blaze

May 7, 2016 By John Cotter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Fire officials are bracing themselves for a long, long fight against the blaze that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and has eaten up more than 1,500 square kilometres of northern Alberta forest. “Unless we have

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‘Raging’ fire at Newfoundland fish plant forces evacuation, guts town’s economy

April 11, 2016 Sue Bailey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

BAY DE VERDE, N.L. – A small Newfoundland town declared a state of emergency Monday after a massive fire swept through a fish plant, dealing a devastating economic blow that will be felt as far away as Thailand. Gerard Murphy,

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Fire and wind combine for destructive force in southern Alberta city

April 7, 2016 The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A fire whipped along by a strong wind has destroyed three homes and damaged some others in southern Alberta. The blaze got rolling last evening in a west Lethbridge residence and quickly spread to two neighbouring houses.

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Renfrew, Ontario tenant with obligation to insure cannot sue landlord over fire: Appeal court

April 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled against a tenant who was obliged under its lease to obtain property insurance, and tried to sue its landlord after a fire destroyed a Renfrew, Ontario building. In a decision released Monday,