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Itech appoints new emergency response project manager

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Itech Environmental Services is pleased to officially welcome Chris Andrews as Project Manager for Emergency Response and Industrial Services. Chris is a well-established hazardous materials specialist and business development professional. He brings 14 years of extensive experience in emergency response

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Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network transfers ownership

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

CRDN (Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network), an international organization of textile restoration experts serving the insurance industry, announces the ownership transition of CRDN of Greater Toronto to former CRDN Vice President Garry Bradamore and business partner, Tom Saridis. The CRDN of

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DKI Canada appoints business development director

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Ken Tucker, CEO of DKI Canada, and Mike Foley of Foley Restoration DKI are pleased to announce Adam Tzarik as the Director of Business Development – Central Region. Adam has spent the past 8 years working with Foley Restoration DKI

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AIG retires Chartis brand

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced today that effective July 1, 2013, the Chartis brand was retired in Canada and that the AIG Property Casualty insurance business in Canada will operate as AIG Insurance Company of Canada (“AIG Canada”)

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CARSTAR launches new campaign

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

With nearly 10 million square kilometres and close to one million kilometres of road to call home, Canadians are no strangers to the draw of the open road and to the significant role that a car can play in our

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First General Ottawa owners presented with Golden Flame award

August 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

Owners of First General Ottawa, Richard Crate and Gerry Denomme were pleased to be presented with a Gold Flame plaque by WICC in recognition of their continued generous support over the past three years. First General Ottawa was presented with

Keith Stephen, environmental engineer, Giffin Koerth Inc.
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Varied Facets of a Fire Loss

June 1, 2013 Keith Stephen

The key environmental, health and safety considerations in the event of a property fire claim

Kadey B.J. Schultz, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
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MIG: Gone with the wind?

June 1, 2013 Kadey B.J. Schultz, Jason Frost and Joy Stothers

In a ruling in favour of Lenworth Scarlett, an arbitrator for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario released the first decision in consideration of the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) of the province’s automobile insurance regulation.

David Borthwick, president, Accessible Solutions Inc.
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Team Approach

June 1, 2013 David Borthwick

Before carrying out modifications on the home of a catastrophically impaired motor vehicle accident victim, you need an assessment from both an occupational therapist and a housing expert.

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Government pledges $53 billion for infrastructure

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The federal government has allocated $53.5 billion over the next decade for infrastructure across the country, a move that Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has commended. In the 2013 budget, the Conservative government set out the amount for provincial, territorial

Daniel Strigberger
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What exactly is an “Accident?”

April 1, 2013 Daniel Strigberger

Conflicting decisions have made the interpretation about as clear as mud

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Industry posts solid premium growth, lower combined ratio

April 1, 2013 by Claims Canada

The Canadian property and casualty insurance market saw substantial growth in premiums in 2012, largely because of growth in personal lines, including improvement in Ontario auto results, according to preliminary data from MSA Research. The industry’s combined ratio for the