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Sedgwick completes acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey

April 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has completed its acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Cunningham Lindsey, Sedgwick announced Monday. Both Cunningham Lindsey and Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick have offices in Canada. “The combined organization—including the subsidiaries of Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey, with

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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

March 15, 2018 Kris Rzesnoski, vice-president, business development, Encircle

On May 3, 2016 a massive wildfire swept through the remote Alberta community of Fort McMurray, necessitating the largest wildfire evacuation in Canadian history, with upwards of 88,000 people fleeing their homes. May 3rd was a turning point as well

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The $50 plumbing part that could help prevent a flooded basement

March 14, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Looking to advise homeowners on ways to reduce basement flood risk? Consider reminding consumers to shut off the water flowing to the garden hose in winter. FirstOnSite Restoration sees a lot of incidents where homeowners forget to shut off the

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Fentany – What you need to know if you encounter it

March 7, 2018 Mike Wiebe, Partner & General Manager, Trauma Scene Bio Services

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more toxic. When used legitimately, it is a Schedule II prescription drug and it is typically used to treat

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The latest flood peril: Do-it-yourself condo repair

February 26, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance professionals selling condo insurance might want to advise their self-styled handyman clients to consult an expert before taking on seemingly minor home alterations. A British Columbia strata lot owner is on the hook for more than $8,000 after accidentally

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This week in P&C employment changes

February 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

Co-operators senior executive to retire The Co-operators announced Thursday the retirement of Bruce West, its executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 1, 2018. West joined The Co-operators in 2007 as CFO and over the past

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New Alberta judge engaged with insurance regulators on behalf of clients

January 15, 2018 by Jason Contant

Grant S. Dunlop, Q.C., a partner at Ogilvie LLP, has been appointed a justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Edmonton. Dunlop maintained a litigation practice that specialized in directors’ and officers’ liability, employment, construction, banking regulation,

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Fierce storm causes storm surges, extensive power outages in Atlantic Canada

January 8, 2018 Alison Auld - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Work crews were fanning out across parts of Atlantic Canada on Friday after a fierce winter storm blasted the region with hurricane-force winds that flooded coastal roads, knocked out power and lashed waterfronts with surging seas. Tens of

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P&C People: who’s doing what?

January 4, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Kernaghan Adjusters veteran retires Raymond Smith, an insurance industry veteran with more than 45 years of experience, has decided to retire. The vice president of marketing and executive adjuster with Kernaghan Adjusters formally retired after seven years with the firm,

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

December 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New CEO for Manitoba Public Insurance The Government of Manitoba has announced that Benjamin Graham will become the new president and CEO of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), effective Feb. 1, 2018. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement in a

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P&C People: Who’s doing what

November 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IndemniPro shakes up Quebec leadership IndemniPro, an independent claims adjuster, has announced two organizational changes in Quebec. After a 16-year career with IndemniPro, Suzie Godmer, senior vice president of the company’s Quebec and Atlantic Canada regions, has decided to leave

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Explosion Response

November 17, 2017 Pablo J. Robalino

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