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Tropical Storm Chris could make landfall on Newfoundland

July 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula could get wind gusts of up to 100 km/h this week as a result of Tropical Storm Chris, which is expected to be upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday. Tropical Storm Chris was in the Atlantic Ocean more

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Province looks for ways to keep track of uninsured drivers

December 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Newfoundland is looking for a way to keep better track of uninsured drivers, including an option that would see licence plates following owners. “The government is evaluating the feasibility of reconfiguring the Motor Registration Division’s computer system for this purpose,”

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Lessons of the Road

September 26, 2017 Kent Rowe, President, Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is undertaking an automobile insurance review meant to chart the way forward for the province. Whatever the final destination, brokers will be along for the ride to help ensure customers are protected, regulatory changes foster a healthy and sustainable system, and consumer education is enhanced.

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Loblaw to keep operating PC Financial home & auto brokerage after ending banking relationship with CIBC

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PC Financial Insurance Broker Inc. – which places home and auto insurance in Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic Canada – will continue to be owned and operated by grocery and drug retailer Loblaw Companies Ltd., a PC Financial spokesperson told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.
President’s Choice Bank, a Loblaw unit, announced Wednesday it has ended its 20-year relationship with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
“Everyday banking products, including savings, chequing and mortgage accounts, previously offered under the President’s Choice Financial brand will continue to be provided by CIBC, under new branding…

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TSB recommendation stemming from 1998 airplane crash ‘still active’

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A 17-year-old years recommendation to improve the quality of decision-making on the part of Canadian pilots has not been advanced far enough to reduce aviation risk, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada recently suggested. On May 18, 1998, a single-engine

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Fire destroys N.L. apartment complex, leaves dozens homeless in St. John’s

June 27, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

JOHN’S, N.L. – A massive, fast-moving fire at a public housing complex has forced about 35 people out of their homes in a blaze that sent large plumes of smoke billowing above St. John’s, N.L. Fire platoon Chief Brian Tucker

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Combined ratio for Canadian insurance industry in Q1 2017 estimated at 101.3%, up from 94.7% in Q1 2016: Baker

May 24, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada saw a 6.6% hike in the combined operating ratio for the first quarter of 2017, from 94.7% in Q1 2016 to 101.3% in the first three months of this year, MSA Research Inc. president and

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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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March windstorm in eastern Newfoundland caused close to $45 million in insured damage: CatIQ

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A windstorm in eastern Newfoundland on March 11 has resulted in nearly $45 in insured damages, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) explained in a press release on Wednesday that a low

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Aon unit pegs economic loss from Matthew at US$15 billion

April 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricane Matthew, which is estimated to have caused $150 million in economic losses in Canada alone and killed more than 600 in the Western hemisphere, set several records, Impact Forecasting LLC said in a report released Monday. Hurricane Matthew officially

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Water level detectors in all below-waterline compartments should be mandatory for large fishing vessels: TSB

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 26 years after the fatal sinking of a leaking fishing vessel north of Nova Scotia, the federal government has still not mandated water level detectors on all large fishing vessels, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned this

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Hundreds of icebergs clog shipping lanes, forcing ships to reroute

April 10, 2017 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – More icebergs have drifted into major shipping lanes off Newfoundland, forcing ships to go far out of their way to steer clear of the massive ice mountains. “It’s the only place in the world where icebergs