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Dougstock III

July 31, 2011 by

Friends, family and colleagues of the late, great Doug Hurlbut came together for Dougstock III — a celebration of his life, friendship and much missed camaraderie. The event, La(r)ger Than Life, was held at the Pilot Tavern on June 3.

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Belfor Cancer Ride

July 31, 2011 by

The Inaugural Belfor Cancer Ride was held on June 24. The industry motorcycle event was organized to help raise funds for the Princess Margaret, Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. The event took riders on a scenic route through Buckhorn and

Feature Claims CanadaLegal

Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association

July 31, 2011 by

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) held its annual golf tournament at the Cardinal Golf Course in Newmarket, Ont. on June 24. This year, 296 golfers participated in the event, raising a total of $26,000

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Winmar grand re-opening

July 31, 2011 by

Winmar celebrated the grand re-opening of its Oakville/Mississauga office in a new location. MPP Kevin Flynn, Mayor Rob Burton, Cathy Duddeck, regional and town councillor, Pam Damoff, town councilor, John Sawyer, president of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Wendy Rinella,

Feature Claims Canada

B.C. changes Insurance Act to protect co-insureds

July 31, 2011 by

B.C. has changed its Insurance Act to protect innocent co-insureds from coverage exclusions if a loss is caused by the criminal act of another person co-insured on the same policy. Based on the wording of the law, a policy exclusion

Feature Claims CanadaCommercial LinesEarnings / Ratings

F4 tornado in downtown Toronto would cause $4 billion in losses

May 31, 2011 by

If an F4 tornado – which packs wind speeds of between 333 km-h and 418 km-h – ripped through downtown Toronto, it could potentially cause up to $4 billion in losses, said Matthew Nielsen, senior product marketing manager of natural

Feature Claims CanadaLegal

Ontario Divisional Court sets aside FSCO director delegate ruling in Pastore

May 31, 2011 by

The Ontario Divisional Court ruled in Aviva v. Pastore that the determination of a Class 4 (marked) or Class 5 (extreme) psychological impairment under subsection (g) cannot include consideration for pain associated with physical injuries. The decision reverses a Financial

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Backflow valves highly effective in reducing sewer backup damage: Saskatoon utility manager

May 31, 2011 by

Backflow valves are 85 per cent effective in eliminating sewer backup, according to Galen Heinrichs, stormwater utility manager with the City of Saskatoon.Moreover, in that 15 per cent of instances in which a home experienced some sewer backup despite having

Feature Claims CanadaCommercial Lines

Facing the Flood

May 31, 2011 Laura Kupcis

Manitoba is currently bracing against the threat of flooding. That threat continues to be reduced in part due to flood prevention methods the province has established. The increase in water-related claims also brings the issue of overland flooding to the forefront.

Feature Claims CanadaLegal

Clarified

May 31, 2011 Don McGarvey and Anthony Espejo

The Alberta Court Clarifies Limitation Date for Declatory Judgment

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Building Defects

May 31, 2011 Stephen Blaney and John McGlone

Claims for moisture penetration in new buildings continues to rise

Feature Claims CanadaCommercial Lines

Drinking Water Flows Again

May 31, 2011 Karen Schmidt

Homemade explosive renders drinking water unsafe for consumption