Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
human-caused

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

B.C. considers closing wide swath of backcountry because of wildfire risk

August 11, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – A mix of dry conditions and forecast lightning has officials in British Columbia considering closing access to a vast section of its backcountry to mitigate the wildfire risk. Restrictions on access to all Crown land in

News CatastrophesInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMergers and Aqcuisitions

Unrelenting heat, wind and lightning keeping firefighters, homeowners anxious in B.C.

July 28, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hot, dry conditions, gusty winds and a chance of lightning are expected to keep wildfire crews in British Columbia watchful this weekend. The BC Wildfire Service said its weather forecasters have issued a wind warning for the

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Wildfire south of Penticton, B.C. forces evacuation order, alert

July 5, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Fire crews appear to have the upper hand on a wildfire that roared to life Tuesday in the south Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C. BC Wildfire Service spokeswoman Justine Hunse says the fire that has scorched 6.5

News CatastrophesInsuranceLegislation / RegulationMergers and Aqcuisitions

Alberta government introduces bill aimed at reducing human-caused wildfires and enhancing firefighting operations

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Alberta announced on Monday that it has tabled a bill introducing measures aimed at reducing the number of wildfires caused by humans and enhancing firefighting operations in the province. Bill 24, the Forest and Prairie Protection Amendment

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeInsurance

Human-caused climate change has doubled western U.S. forest fire area, new study finds

October 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in forest fires in the western portion of the United States over the past three decades, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University and the University

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Progress made on wildfires in British Columbia’s Cariboo region

April 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fire crews in British Columbia are continuing their efforts to suppress a wildfire burning three kilometres south of the Nazko community, the province’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, the Nazko fire