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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003

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Biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing, malware distribution, NuData Security says following Bell Canada hack

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing and malware distribution, the vice president of business development with Vancouver-based NuData Security said in a statement on Wednesday, two days after Bell Canada confirmed an “illegal access” of customer information.

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Rogers Insurance Ltd. obtains minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc.

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Rogers Insurance Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it will obtain a minority shares purchase of Megson FitzPatrick Inc. The partnership between Calgary-based Rogers Insurance and Victoria, B.C.-based Megson FitzPatrick became effective May 5, Rogers Insurance said in a press release

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Ten charges laid in oil spill that fouled English Bay beaches in Vancouver

March 30, 2017 Laura Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel onto the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle the proceedings. Documents

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Blast of winter smashes snowfall records in Abbotsford, Vancouver

February 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Snowfall records across southern British Columbia are falling as a winter storm continues to wallop the region. The white stuff has been flying since Friday, prompting Environment Canada to issue snowfall warnings for many areas along the

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Motorists’ oral drug testing trial to ‘help establish possible future operating procedures:’ Public Safety Canada

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

In a pilot project involving anonymous volunteers, several police departments across Canada will start using oral fluid screening devices to test drivers for drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, the federal government announced Wednesday. “None of the results from the

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Vancouver planning additional measures to combat damage, costs associated with sea level rise

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

“Sitting on the sidelines is not an option while climate change threatens our future,” Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson emphasized last week in announcing the city’s next moves to prepare for sea level rise over the next century. “The massive costs

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Wildfire puts Delta, British Columbia under provincial emergency status

July 4, 2016 The Canadian Press

DELTA, B.C. – The Burns Bog fire southeast of Vancouver was 10 per cent contained Monday morning, with crews hoping to fully contain the flames by the end of the day. Chief Dan Copeland of the Delta Fire Department said

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Prepare for Anything

April 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor and Jason Contant, Online Editor

Canadians are well-aware of events that can produce insured losses, including storms and cold weather. But the possible influence of other less-familiar perils, like earthquakes and cyber cats, should also be on the radar.