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Nearly $3.6 billion in insured losses from Fort McMurray wildfire: CatIQ

July 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured damage from the recent wildfire affecting Fort McMurray, Alta. is estimated at $3.58 billion, Insurance Bureau of Canada’s vice president western and Pacific, Bill Adams, said Thursday. A third of the $3.58 billion loss is commercial property, 5% is

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Vancouver area wildfire 60% contained, industrial park evacuation ends

July 6, 2016 Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

DELTA, B.C. – Weather is not considered a factor in the cause of a wildfire at a unique peat bog in Delta, B.C., as crews contained about 60% of the blaze on Tuesday, the fire chief says. Dan Copeland said

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Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to share Fort McMurray research in July 12 webinar

July 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has scheduled a webinar, July 12, on its preliminary findings of the forensic investigation into the wildfire damage in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “As catastrophic as it was, this disaster presents opportunities for learning

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Wildfire puts Delta, British Columbia under provincial emergency status

July 4, 2016 The Canadian Press

DELTA, B.C. – The Burns Bog fire southeast of Vancouver was 10 per cent contained Monday morning, with crews hoping to fully contain the flames by the end of the day. Chief Dan Copeland of the Delta Fire Department said

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Radiation safety specialists enroute to Fort McMurray as precaution

May 13, 2016 Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is sending specialists to Fort McMurray to help emergency crews check out radiological devices that may have been affected by the wildfire. The equipment – which includes radiography cameras used to