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Briefing Note: Territories

July 13, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are feeling the effects of insurers pulling out of both areas. “We had Aviva Elite, who wrote probably all of the mobile homes in the Northwest Territories, discontinue writing [that line],” says Mark Harris, the

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Elevated wildfire danger levels continue in Manitoba

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hot, dry and windy conditions continue in Manitoba, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner said in a media bulletin issued on Friday. To date,

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2016 was the warmest year on record for the globe, Canadian Prairies experienced one of the “longest and most active storm seasons”: report

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Last year topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping and marked the third consecutive year of record warmth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Thursday. The 27th annual State of the Climate

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Canadian Arctic glaciers now major contributor to sea level change: study

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ice loss from Canada’s Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, according to recent research by glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). From 2005 to 2015, surface melt off ice caps and

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Alert Ready, Canada’s new national emergency alert system, tested in Manitoba and Northwest Territories

September 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization of Manitoba Infrastructure announced on Tuesday that Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will send out a province-wide test message over TV and radio on Wednesday at 3:55 p.m. local time. Alert Ready provides