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Lessons from the field in Fort Mac

January 9, 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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Climate change and its effect on insurance claims

November 2, 2017 Neville Bussell

The wildfire insurance losses incurred in Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016 are the costliest in Canadian history. The fire involved residential property, businesses, municipal property and landscape over an area of 590,000 hectares. The Insurance Bureau of Canada Costs estimated

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How to Be Ready for Make or Break Claim Moments

November 2, 2016 Dara Banga, president, DSB Claims

Last May, someone in remote Alberta started a wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray, took out the power grid, destroyed more than 2,000 homes, traveled 590,000 hectares to Saskatchewan, halted regional oil production, and raged for roughly three months before

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Cleaning Up After the Beast

August 1, 2016 Emily Atkins, Editor

A hail of glowing embers bounces off the hood of the pickup creeping in gridlocked traffic. Headlights can’t penetrate the billows of greasy smoke swirling in a hot, heavy wind. As the camera pans, pine trees barely a car-length away

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La Plume du Président

June 2, 2016 Fred Plant, president, ACEI

Oui, cela a bien eu lieu. Nous savions qu’il en serait ainsi. Tout le monde le savait. Ce n’était qu’une question de temps. Une catastrophe vraiment terrible. Fort McMurray a été ravagé par les flammes. Au moment de la rédaction

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Message from the President

June 2, 2016 Fred Plant, President, Canadian Independent Adjusters' Association

Fred Plant, President, President of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association, comments on insurance claims arising from the wildfire in and near Fort McMurray, Alberta