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Canada Day flood losses in Manitoba, Saskatchewan now pegged at more than $140 million

Insured losses from flooding in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the Canada Day weekend this year are now estimated at more than $140 million, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014 6:02PM

Occupiers' liability laws 'not really devised for a shooter situation'

WINNIPEG — Companies should conduct annual training drills so employees know how to respond if a hostile person with a firearm enters the premises and starts shooting people, but lawyers "really do not have enough information yet" on the...
Sep 18, 2014 3:36PM

Pakistan rescues thousands more as floods hit south after killing 523 in Pakistan and Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as the military air-dropped rations and civil authorities sent...
Sep 18, 2014 3:27PM

Report: World to see more people displaced because of disasters, urbanization

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014 1:43PM

Lawmakers unclear on whether distracted driving laws cover smartwatches

TORONTO - Is using a smartwatch behind the wheel a ticketable offence under the country's distracted driving laws?
Sep 18, 2014 11:39AM

Mayor of Alberta town urges Ottawa to act after sixth train derailment

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - A mayor of a town in northern Alberta says he's concerned after another train derailment near his community - the sixth since May.
Sep 18, 2014 10:52AM

Fireman's Fund commercial P&C business to become part of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is moving to strengthen its commercial property and casualty business in the United States by integrating the Fireman’s Fund commercial P&C business.
Sep 18, 2014 10:16AM

Town in southern New Brunswick experiences 2.6 magnitude earthquake

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. - Natural Resources Canada says there was an earthquake in a small southern New Brunswick town on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014 9:45AM

Some insurers trying to broaden D&O environmental liability coverage

WINNIPEG — Property losses often result in pollution losses, but there are "barriers" to getting environmental/pollution coverage on primary D&O insurance policies, speakers at RIMS Canada warned this week.
Sep 17, 2014 3:35PM

Marine risk and claims services firm expands into Canada

Regional Reporting Inc., a U.S.-based marine risk control and claims services firm, has announced the creation of a Canadian division, based out of Toronto.
Sep 17, 2014 3:05PM

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