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Regulator says company had legal obligation to fix and maintain rail line

June 15, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Federal regulators have ruled that the owners of a broken rail line to Churchill were wrong not to repair the line that kept the northern Manitoba community connected to the outside world. The Canadian Transportation Agency says the

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How one brokerage helped out a competitor during ‘biblical’ flooding

May 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

Recent flooding in Grand Forks, B.C. has not only brought a community together, it has brought two local competing brokerages together as well. Sam Cowan, vice president of sales and marketing with RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd., said that the brokerage’s

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Province offers compensation for flood-damaged cottages

May 16, 2018 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government will compensate cottage owners whose properties were damaged by record-breaking flooding, while also requiring residents to develop plans to mitigate against future floods. Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey announced the special, one-time

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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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What claims Crawford expects to see from New Brunswick flooding

May 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjuster Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is anticipating “numerous water damage claims to homes, business and automobiles” as a result of the flooding in New Brunswick. Shelley Landry, director of operations of Crawford Canada’s Atlantic region, told Canadian Underwriter

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Officials warning B.C. flooding this year may be worse due to 2017 wildfires

May 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. The warning

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Could Calgary see 2013 flooding again?

April 9, 2018 Colette Derworiz - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Provincial officials are keeping a close eye on creeks and streams across Alberta as temperatures start to rise. During last week’s monthly snow survey by Alberta Environment and Parks, all of the river basins across the province still

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Aon Benfield suggests Brantford flooding will cost “tens of millions”

March 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, Impact Forecasting, is estimating total economic and insured losses in the tens of millions (U.S. dollars) for the recent flooding in southern Ontario. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) told Canadian Underwriter in late

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Growing frequency, height of storm surges worries mayor

March 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Another weekend of storm surges in Nova Scotia has a south shore mayor calling for provincial help to cope with the rising impact of climate change on waterfronts. The mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality said

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Canadian researchers find way to better predict severe storms

March 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

SASKATOON – Researchers say they’ve come up with a way to better predict severe storms and protect infrastructure from damage caused by increasing temperatures in Western Canada. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan said they’ve seen winter temperatures in the

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Flooding prompts state of emergency and evacuations in Brantford, Ont.

February 21, 2018 The Canadian Press

BRANTFORD, Ont. – Residents of a southern Ontario city were forced from their homes and businesses on Wednesday as rising flood waters from a local river prompted a state of emergency. Days of mild temperatures and torrential rain caused an