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Southern Alberta community battles overland flooding again

April 19, 2018 The Canadian Press

SIKSIKA, Alta. – A First Nation east of Calgary is working on making roads passable as many rural areas of southern Alberta contend with overland flooding. “Road conditions are showing signs of minor improvement and crews have now begun the

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Cat claims out West create stress for home insurers, proactive communications can bolster customer satisfaction: J.D. Power

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A spike in major claims resulting in record losses from catastrophic disasters across Canada over the last few years has created significant challenges for insurance carriers in 2017, a situation that has had an impact on customer satisfaction with the

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Canadian industry underwriting income down 81% in 2016: MSA

April 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had underwriting income of $484 million in 2016, down 81% from $2.554 billion in 2015, while reinsurers’ combined ratio deteriorated 30.4 points year over year, MSA Research Inc. suggested in a report released

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Government of Alberta boosts Calgary’s flood resilience with $13.4 million investment

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Wednesday that it is investing about $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities

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Red River crests in Winnipeg, flood watch issued west of the Manitoba capital

April 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba flood officials say the Red River has crested in the provincial capital but water levels remain high in other parts of the province. The latest flood bulletin says the Red River reached its peak Tuesday but water

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Volunteers in Manitoba town scramble to halt flooding from nearby river

April 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

CARMAN, Man. – The threat of flooding from an ice-choked river has prompted a big southern Manitoba town to declare a state of emergency. Officials in Carman say rising water on the Boyne River is causing flooding and sewer backups

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The Guarantee launches two new water endorsements

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Guarantee Company of North America has announced two water endorsements, which came into effect on Monday for new businesses and on May 23 for renewals. The GUARANTEE GOLD H2O+ and Guarantee SUPERIOR H2O+ endorsements are comprehensive, read-in coverage that

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Flood risk remains “moderate to major” across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood risk across Manitoba remains “moderate to major” across the province, the provincial infrastructure minister said on Monday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen issued the province’s first 2017 flood outlook on Monday, suggesting that levels of spring flooding will be

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Conditions prompting risk of “moderate to major” overland flooding across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province of Manitoba, the provincial infrastructure minister said earlier this

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Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, has announced a new public awareness campaign called Flood Ready, aimed at increasing Canadians’ knowledge of flood risks. Goodale announced the campaign on Monday in a video message to participants

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Manitoba issues flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province Manitoba has issued a flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall throughout the province. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reported on Tuesday that a major storm system has moved into the southwestern, western, northern

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Unica Insurance launches single-solution coverage for water damage losses in Ontario

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Mississauga, Ont.-based Unica Insurance announced on Wednesday the launch of WATERtight protection, what it is calling “a comprehensive solution for water damage losses.” WATERtight protection is a single-product offering that provides coverage for damage caused by overland flooding, ground water,