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Fire causes ‘considerable’ damage to Nunavut observatory

September 29, 2022 The Canadian Press

RESOLUTE, Nunavut – An observatory in Resolute, Nunavut, has been damaged by fire. RCMP say the building was empty when police responded to the structure fire on Tuesday. While no injuries were reported, the blaze destroyed the observatory’s living quarters

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Where home insurance premiums are trending upwards in 2022

July 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

LaSalle, Ont., has the highest home insurance premiums in the province right now, whereas Ajax, Ont., offers the least expensive home insurance premiums, according to the latest data from rate comparison site RatesDotCa. On average, home insurance premiums in Ontario

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Water damage dispute: Why the court wouldn’t end three-year dispute resolution

June 22, 2022 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s Supreme Court has denied a claimant’s attempt to bail out of two mandatory dispute resolution hearings with multiple insurers in a three-year dispute over the value of water damage in her strata unit. “The plaintiff is understandably frustrated by

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Fort Mac bowling alley covered for water damage despite flood exclusion

March 1, 2022 by David Gambrill

A Fort McMurray, Alta., bowling alley is entitled to coverage for water damage sustained in the April 2020 flooding, despite its insurance policy containing a clear flood exclusion. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found Intact included a coverage extension

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Restoration firms beware: Did clients authorize payment for your work?

June 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

A recent flood damage claim in B.C. speaks to the importance of getting in writing from clients exactly what restoration services have been authorized for payment, be it a repair or a full investigation into the cause of the water

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This decision on a $5,000 deductible could motivate condo corporations to change their bylaws

October 28, 2020 by David Gambrill

A recent decision by B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) may motivate strata (condo) corporations to adjust their bylaws so that they can charge insurance policy deductibles back to their strata unit owners. Based on the outcome of the CRT decision,

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There goes the neighbourhood

January 4, 2020 Sarah Cunningham-Scharf, Freelance Writer

How governments and the industry should broach the delicate topic of expropriation in areas at high risk of flood damage

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Condo flooding liability 101

April 18, 2019 by David Gambrill

You are the owner of a condo unit. The toilet in the condo unit above you overflows, causing water damage to your ceiling and floor. No, your upstairs neighbour does not have to reimburse you for your $1,000 insurance policy

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Feds to relocate Ontario First Nation community that was built in a flood plain

April 16, 2019 Kristy Kirkup - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The pain of spring flooding at a First Nation in northern Ontario is hitting harder this year, as government promises for a permanent new location remain far from reality. Starting on Monday, more than 2,500 members of the

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How many Canadians actually understand water damage coverage?

December 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Only about half of Canadians polled by Canada’s third largest insurer understand what kind of water damage is covered by their insurance policy, providing an opportunity for brokers to educate clients on the coverage. “For insurance brokers and agents, understanding

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Insurer said to have denied coverage ‘without a comprehensible explanation’

November 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Insurance won a coverage dispute in court but “poor customer relations” means the homeowner plaintiff does not have to pay Intact’s legal defence costs. Homeowner Arnie Augspols sued Intact and G. Bates Plumbing. Augspols noticed several problems in his

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Condo deductible dispute arises from 60-gallon flood

November 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When a store on the main floor of a condo building suffered $25,000 in losses from a flood, the strata corporation was on the hook for the $5,000 deductible. The strata corporation tried to recover the $5,000 deductible from a