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Storms tear up small communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin

July 12, 2016 The Associated Press

LITCHFIELD, Minn. – Storms carrying tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, deposited a snowplow in a tree and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Audrey Schoenberg took shelter at a restaurant in Litchfield, Minnesota, after a

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$508 million in pollution liability for B.C. government: Report

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The British Columbia government said Friday that as of March 31, the province’s forests, lands and natural resource operations department recognized $508 million in pollution-related liabilities related to property managed by the Crown Contaminated Sites Program. The ministry on Friday

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Distress, divestments to dominate mining deals in 2016 after Canadian transactions hit 10-year low

March 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Financial stress among Canadian mining and metals companies drove transactions to a decade-long low in 2015 and that environment is expected to shape the sector’s merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2016, Ernst & Young suggests in a recent report.

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Cyber, business interruption among top business risks in 2016 for Canadian respondents: Allianz

January 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Pollution and macroeconomic developments were among the top 10 most important business risks for 2016 identified by Canadian experts surveyed, which did not make the top 10 in 2015. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE announced Wednesday its 5th annual

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Debt, earnings disconnect leaves mining companies vulnerable: EY

November 30, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

“Market conditions are not showing signs of imminent improvement, and if this doesn’t change, only the fittest will survive,” Lee Downham, Ernst & Young’s global mining & metals transactions leader, cautioned in a statement Friday. Globally, mining companies are factoring

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Hurricane Joaquin intensifies as it tracks through Bahamas, insured losses could be limited: AIR Worldwide

October 2, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

The transforming Hurricane Joaquin slowly tracking through the Bahamas is reminiscent of Hurricane Irene four years ago, but the latest storm is affecting Bahamian islands where insurance up-take is low, which will help limit insured losses, suggests a statement issued

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Understand The Tension

March 31, 2015 Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen|Derek Gibson, Project Engineer; and Philip Sarvinis, Managing Principal, Building Science and Restoration practice, Read Jones Christoffersen

Adjusters can help with disaster assessment of post-tensioned reinforced concrete structures.

Sylvie Paquette, President and Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins General Insurance Group
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Turning the Corner

June 1, 2013 Sylvie Paquette

In many ways, it is an ideal time to introduce usage-based insurance (UBI) into the Canadian market. Consumers are currently looking at ways to better control their auto insurance premiums.

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Changing Face of the Broker

April 1, 2012 David Gambrill, Editor

Changes in consumer expectations are causing the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry to re-consider its traditional way of selling products. In turn, this is causing brokers to re-think their business model. But while some may be quick to proclaim: “It’s the end of the world as we know it,” brokers generally feel fine about how it will all turn out.

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Collision Investigation

March 31, 2012 Greg Sypher, president, Road Safety Investigations Inc.

Science on the Road

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When Objects Break

November 30, 2009 Rob Sparling

Protecting the Evidence;

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Sputtering on All Cylinders

November 1, 2008 David Gambrill, Editor and Vanessa Mariga, Associate Editor

2008 National Insurance Conference of Canada; Having enjoyed the past few years of relative prosperity, Canada’s insurance industry is finding the chickens — more claims, increased costs — are coming back home to roost.