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F4 tornado in downtown Toronto would cause $4 billion in losses

June 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

If an F4 tornado – which packs wind speeds of between 333 km-h and 418 km-h – ripped through downtown Toronto, it could potentially cause up to $4 billion in losses, said Matthew Nielsen, senior product marketing manager of natural

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WICC Ontario annual gala dinner

June 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

WICC Ontario held its 15th annual gala dinner, ICONIC, on Apr. 13, 2011 at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. WICC dinner co-chairs and evening emcees Michael Butler and Marian Adamson introduced WICC co-chairs Carolyn Horan and Jean Faulkner

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Ontario Divisional Court sets aside FSCO director delegate ruling in Pastore

June 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

The Ontario Divisional Court ruled in Aviva v. Pastore that the determination of a Class 4 (marked) or Class 5 (extreme) psychological impairment under subsection (g) cannot include consideration for pain associated with physical injuries. The decision reverses a Financial

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Backflow valves highly effective in reducing sewer backup damage: Saskatoon utility manager

June 1, 2011 by Claims Canada

Backflow valves are 85 per cent effective in eliminating sewer backup, according to Galen Heinrichs, stormwater utility manager with the City of Saskatoon.Moreover, in that 15 per cent of instances in which a home experienced some sewer backup despite having

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Facing the Flood

June 1, 2011 Laura Kupcis

Manitoba is currently bracing against the threat of flooding. That threat continues to be reduced in part due to flood prevention methods the province has established. The increase in water-related claims also brings the issue of overland flooding to the forefront.