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Fires on Manitoba reserves 'high risk' but only $4M given out: internal document

WINNIPEG - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that...
Oct 30, 2014 12:07PM

Net written premiums up for Aviva in Canada during third quarter

Aviva PLC has reported a 1.6-point deterioration in Canada's combined operating ratio and a 6% year-over-year increase, on a constant currency basis, in net written premiums, for the first nine months of the year, in general insurance in Canada.
Oct 30, 2014 11:24AM

U.S. commercial P&C pricing continued to stabilize in 2014 Q3: survey

The commercial property/casualty market in the United States appeared to stabilize in 2014 Q3, with negligible price increases overall, note the results of a new survey released Wednesday by the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB).
Oct 30, 2014 9:47AM

Cargo theft incidents in the U.S. decline year-over-year in Q3, but average loss amount rises

More than 200 cargo theft incidents occurred in the United States in the third quarter of the year, FreightWatch International reported Wednesday.
Oct 29, 2014 2:54PM

California drought takes bite out of $5 billion rice industry

WOODLAND, Calif. - California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
Oct 29, 2014 2:42PM

Ontario PC Party wants more time to consider auto insurance reform bill

Ontario's ruling Liberals are trying to pass an omnibus bill intended to reduce auto insurance claims costs, but Progressive Conservative politicians suggested this week that a time allocation motion on Bill 15 will limit opportunity for input...
Oct 29, 2014 12:07PM

Insurance Institute of Ontario announces insurance education fund scholarship recipients

Four recipients of this year’s John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund Scholarships were announced by the Insurance Institute of Ontario during its annual Lowes Fund Breakfast event in downtown Toronto Wednesday.
Oct 29, 2014 11:14AM

New set of rail safety rules announced in wake of Lac-Mégantic report

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has unveiled a new set of rules aimed at improving rail safety in Canada.
Oct 29, 2014 10:31AM

'Vast majority' of insurers showing poor response to climate risk

ACE, Munich Re and Swiss Re are among the insurance companies ranked highest in terms of their response to climate change, though the “vast majority” of other firms are doing poorly, according to a new report from nonprofit...
Oct 28, 2014 3:52PM

Aon launches Ebola response product

Aon has launched an Ebola response product available to all health care institutions, which features worldwide coverage on cases brought in the United States.
Oct 28, 2014 3:01PM

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