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Parents of Humboldt Broncos player killed in crash sue truck driver, bus maker

July 10, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi-truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden

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Truck driver criminally charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

July 7, 2018 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The driver of a transport truck faces 29 criminal charges in a fatal collision that killed 16 people, including 10 players, with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Thirteen other players were injured. RCMP say Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, is

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Chris Giffin sells interest in 30 Forensic Engineering, stepping down as CEO

June 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

30 Forensic Engineering’s senior leadership team has acquired the firm, the company formerly known as Giffin Koerth announced Monday. As part of the “evolution and growth strategy of the organization,” founding partner Chris Giffin has agreed to sell his interest in

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Small is Beautiful

May 8, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

It’s fair to say that Nick Stagliano and Scott Mastromatteo dislike bureaucracy. In fact, their need to get out from under the load of meetings, paperwork and layers of management was a principal motivator in the founding of NSA Claims.

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Hub acquires Alberta brokerage specializing in commercial lines

May 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Carlton Insurance Brokers Inc. of Jasper, Alta., a full service brokerage that specializes in commercial auto and oil and gas, has been acquired by Hub International Limited. Carlton places insurance for a variety of clients including trucking companies and the

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Where Palmer Atlantic acquisition fits into Gallagher’s growth strategy

April 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Gallagher has recently strengthened its focus on building national industry practices such as trucking with the acquisition of specialist commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic. Gallagher has identified long-haul transportation as a priority market segment, and that made Palmer Atlantic a

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Meet the rare insurance professional who deliberately pursued a career in the P&C industry

April 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

Carrie Trudeau has officially started her new position as vice president of claims for Canada with Lloyd’s managing agent AEGIS (Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited), bringing 18 years of experience in the Canadian insurance market to the role.

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Intact to offer new D&O products for commercial brokers in Canada

March 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers placing directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance can expect “more new products” this spring from Intact Insurance, given the company’s acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. in September 2017, an official said Monday. Speaking during Intact’s Investor Day, Mike

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Insurers’ tips to trucking clients: how not to lose your loads

March 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

If you want to keep your cargo safe, it’s best to keep it moving, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) warns. Linked to the involvement of organized crime, cargo theft is described as an “epidemic” in Canada, with a total loss

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Insurance implications of marijuana legalization

March 2, 2018 Jennifer Huneault and Jason Arcuri

With legalization of recreational marijuana use slated to take effect in Canada on July 1, 2018, challenge and change is on the horizon. But with change also comes great opportunity, not only for businesses and industries directly involved in the

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Oil and gas fuel Hub’s latest acquisition

February 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Diversification into oil and gas partially fueled Hub International‘s recent acquisition of Kindersley Insurance, the company told Canadian Underwriter Thursday. Keith Jordan, president and CEO of Hub Manitoba, said acquiring the shares of Kindersley Insurance was beneficial for both companies.

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Contractor immune from liability in botched demolition of burning building

February 7, 2018 by David Gambrill

A trucking and excavation company in Nova Scotia is immune from tort liability because it was acting under orders from the local fire department in a botched attempt to demolish a burning building, a Nova Scotia court has ruled. The