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Owner of deliberately burned Manitoba store ordered to repay

April 12, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – A judge has ruled a fire that destroyed a hardware store in the western Manitoba town of Neepawa more than four years ago was deliberately set. The decision follows a lawsuit filed by the owner of the Home

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Manitoba’s flood fears ease a bit with dry weather

March 27, 2019 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Dry weather and a slow melt so far have somewhat eased the flood potential in Manitoba, although it will be a few more weeks until the threat passes. The provincial government says with average to unfavourable weather, the

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Manitoba flooding could be worse than 2009

March 19, 2019 Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Heavy snowfall in the United States has raised the threat of flooding in Manitoba’s Red River Valley this spring. The Manitoba government says conditions have worsened since its first flood outlook last month. The province says, with average

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How railway is dealing with Manitoba oil spill

February 22, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

LAZARE, Man. – CN is still tallying up the amount of oil spilled in a train derailment on a ranch in western Manitoba. “We are still determining volume estimates at this time,” company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said in an email

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How this ‘gap’ in privacy law affects tow-truck operators

December 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If your client’s vehicle is towed in Manitoba, the auto insurer will not normally tell the towing company who owns the vehicle. “There is a gap in the [Manitoba privacy] legislation or, at a minimum, the administrative practices of the

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Auto fraud getting worse, insurer says

August 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) is reporting an increase in auto insurance fraud, including false claims for income replacement benefits. “Disturbingly, the corporation’s special investigation unit is seeing an increase in fraudulent activity,” the province’s public auto insurer reported Friday.

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Frustration after emergency alerts not received before deadly Manitoba tornado

August 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

ALONSA, Man. – Residents are frustrated they didn’t receive emergency alerts on their cell phones before a strong tornado tore through a small Manitoba community on Friday. The EF4 tornado moved through the Rural Municipality of Alonsa on Friday night

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Why a public insurer may have to cover the liability of a suspended car owner

July 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a priority dispute between insurers, Manitoba’s public auto insurer may be on the hook for the liability of the owner of a vehicle involved in a crash in Ontario, even though MPI had cancelled the car owner’s insurance certificate

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The province said to lead Canada in physical flood defences

June 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Half a century after the completion of the Red River Floodway, Manitoba still provides the best examples of overland flood defence work in Canada, the founder of a property loss think tank suggests. The Manitoba government estimates that the Red

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Some provincial plans to crack down on distracted driving go too far: lawyer

March 20, 2018 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – A group that represents defence lawyers says some proposed laws aimed at cracking down on drivers distracted by hand-held electronic devices go too far. Manitoba and Ontario are two provinces planning to let police temporarily suspend the licences

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Two factors prompting HUB’s latest Canadian acquisition

March 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Location and farming expertise played into HUB International Limited’s acquisition of a Manitoba brokerage recently. The global insurance brokerage announced Wednesday it has acquired the shares of Desilets Insurance Brokers Ltd. Desilets Insurance will become part of Hub Manitoba. “This

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GRC coverage mix-up lands brokerage in hot water with regulator

November 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Editor’s Note:  An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Keith Jordan as a broker who had been found in violation of the Council’s Code of Conduct. In fact, Jordan was the operating agent for HUB at the time