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Ask B.C. residents if they are covered for wildfire. 25% will tell you this…

March 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

As many as 25% of British Columbians say they don’t know if they have insurance for wildfire and severe weather emergencies, according to a survey released Monday by the provincial public safety ministry. Fewer than half of British Columbians have

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B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially on wildfires and flooding: audit

February 15, 2018 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s auditor general says the provincial government is working to adapt to the risks posed by climate change but it has no clear plan for wildfires and flooding. Carol Bellringer says there is little monitoring of progress

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Insurers, society face irreversible climate change: reinsurance board exec

December 19, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Wildfires that hit British Columbia earlier this year and that continue to affect California are among the effects of climate change, says Karen Gavan, former CEO of Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical Insurance. “Literally California has been burning all fall,” said Gavan,

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Man ordered to pay $41K in fines for starting wildfires in northern Saskatchewan

November 29, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

LA RONGE, Sask. – A man who admitted he started several wildfires in northern Saskatchewan by flicking lit wooden matches into the forest has been fined tens of thousands of dollars. Donald Halkett Jr. recently appeared in La Ronge provincial

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California wildfires could cost insurers up to US$8 billion: Aon Benfield

November 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Historic wildfires in portions of California last month could cost insurers as much as US$8 billion, according to Aon Benfield’s Global Catastrophe Recap for October. The report, released on Thursday by Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe modelling development centre of Aon

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California asks US for $7.4 billion for wildfire rebuilding

November 6, 2017 Olga R. Rodriguez - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands

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Insured losses from October wildfires top $3 billion, California insurance department reports

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from California’s October wildfires now top US$3 billion – a three-fold increase in just two weeks – according to updated claims loss data from the California Department of Insurance. Fifteen major insurers reported the updated $3.32 billion estimate

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California launching fire clean up ‘for the record books’

October 25, 2017 Ellen Knickmeyer - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Government officials outlined plans Monday for what they say will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous substances and ash from 8,400 homes and other structures burned in Northern California wildfires.

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California wildfires already cost more than US$1 billion in losses: state insurance department

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The wildfires in California have cost US$1.045 billion in losses, preliminary data from the California Department of Insurance has revealed. On Thursday, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced preliminary data provided by eight California insurers processing claims for tens of

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Wildfire situation in California remains volatile: AIR Worldwide

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While residents of Mendocino County have been allowed to return home after deadly wildfires destroyed property in California, AIR Worldwide is warning the situation “remains extremely volatile” in the region. As winds moderated on Sunday, “firefighters were able to make

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Spurt of vegetation growth contributes to California wildfires: Munich Re

October 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With deadly wildfires destroying more than 3,500 properties north of San Francisco, Munich Re is warning that “prime wildfire conditions” may continue in California this winter. “Over the past decade, the United States has seen an uptick in the frequency

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B.C. wildfires cause more than $127 million in insured damage: CatIQ

September 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The “two most significant wildfires in British Columbia this summer” caused more than $127 million in insured damage, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said, quoting Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The wildfires around Williams Lake caused close to