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Industry seeks government help to deal with homes in high-risk flood areas

February 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurers cannot be the sole financial backstop for homeowners who build their homes in high-risk flood areas, a senior industry executive told a catastrophe risk conference in Ottawa. “We have to resolve the issue of high-risk

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OneEleven and Aviva Canada to host Canada’s “first ever” DisasterTech Hackathon

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

OneEleven, described as “North America’s largest scaleup innovation hub,” and Aviva Canada have announced that a 48-hour DisasterTech Hackathon will be held next month in Toronto. The event will kick off at OneEleven’s office at 325 Front St. West in

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Provincial, local governments should consider mandatory hurricane interpretation training: ICLR report

August 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Provincial and local governments should consider mandating compulsory training in the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC)’s severe hurricane interpretation course, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a new research paper. The paper, titled Communicating hurricane risk in Eastern Canada:

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“Clear and direct communication line” needed between insurers and Canadian Hurricane Centre: ICLR

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “clear and direct communication line” should be established between the Canadian insurance industry and the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a research paper released on Thursday. The recommendation was one of

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State of emergency continues as wildfires affect interior B.C.

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mining and wood products are among the industries affected by wildfires in British Columbia’s interior, where a state of emergency is in place. Imperial Metals Corp. announced Wednesday that an open pit copper/gold mine 56 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake

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IBC encouraging policyholders to discuss policy limits with insurers as B.C. wildfires continue

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to wildfires burning out of control throughout much of the Interior, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging policyholders to discuss policy limits with their insurer. Most home and

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MSA calls for ‘sustainable solution for underinsurance’ in overland flood

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A potential solution to overland flood risk in Canada “could follow” the model of Britain’s Flood Re, MSA Research Inc. suggested in a report released Monday to Canadian Underwriter. Toronto-based MSA released its Quarterly Outlook Report for Q1 2017. In

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ICLR to host webinar on effects of hail on vehicles

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will host a webinar next month on the effects of hail on vehicles. The Hail Impacts on Automobiles: A state-of-the-art-review webinar will be held on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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ICLR report examines legal tools to mandate stormwater management on the part of homeowners

May 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction released Tuesday a report intended as an “initial discussion paper” on the issue of mandating flood risk reduction measures on the part of private property owners. The report – Assessing local mandatory measures to

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ICLR holding 2017 hurricane season forecast webinar on May 30

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding a webinar on May 30 that will discuss a forecast of the 2017 hurricane season. Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will be part of the interactive

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Insurance industry should look ahead to even larger losses than Fort McMurray, ICLR chair suggests

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry should start thinking about what “could have been” if the Fort McMurray wildfire had been an even larger loss, the chair of Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) said on Friday at the institute’s annual general meeting.

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New FireSmart Home Development Guide targets Canadian wildfire resiliency

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

FireSmart Canada, in partnership with The Co-operators, has developed a new resource to help Canadian residents make their homes more resilient to wildfire. The FireSmart Home Development Guide, which will become part of the FireSmart Home Partners Program, outlines specific