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ICLR Friday Forum: Canadian megadisasters (June 17, 2016)

On June 17, 2016, ICLR conducted a Friday Forum seminar with Dr. Eric Robinson, Senior Scientist & Manager of Research and Development at AIR Worldwide. Ever...
Friday
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ICLR: 2016 hurricane season forecast (May 30, 2016)

On May 30, 2016, ICLR conducted a webinar providing a forecast for the 2016 hurricane season. The Webinar was conducted by Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparednes...
Jun 7
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May 25
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#ymmfire: Fix it the right way

 Here's a link to a LinkedIn article I wrote about the Fort McMurray fire and the restoration industry -->  #ymmfire: Fix it the right waySee More
May 25
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May 25
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ICLR's Glenn McGillivray on the Fort McMurray wildfire (CBC's The Exchange - May 12, 2016)

ICLR's Managing Director Glenn McGillivray on CBC's The Exchange talks about the Fort McMurray wildfire and the need to build (and rebuild) communities in a ...
May 19
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ICLR's Glenn McGillivray on the Fort McMurray wildfire (May 12, 2016)

ICLR's Managing Director Glenn McGillivray on CFAX 1070 talks about the Fort McMurray wildfire and the need to rebuild communities in a resilient way.
May 17
Cyle Lefebvre updated their profile
May 16
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ICLR's Paul Kovacs on the Fort McMurray wildfire (CBC Cross Country Checkup - May 8, 2016)

ICLR Executive Director Paul Kovacs talks about the Fort McMurray wildfire and about the growing risk of wildfire in Canada.
May 13
Marc Sargent updated their profile
May 12
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ICLR's Paul Kovacs on the Fort McMurray Wildfire (The National - May 8, 2016)

Three experts, including ICLR Executive Director Paul Kovacs discusses why the Fort McMurray fire is not a one-off and why the wildfire threat is getting big...
May 10
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May 6
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Radio Canada International: ICLR's Glenn McGillivray on the Fort McMurray Wildfire (May 4, 2016)

To prevent future wildfires similar to the one that has ravaged the northeastern Alberta community of Fort McMurray Canada has to change the way it manages l...
May 6
Glenn McGillivray posted a video

ICLR: 2016 Wildfire Season Forecast (May 4, 2016)

On May 4, 2016 ICLR held its annual Wildfire Season Forecast 2016 with Kerry Anderson, Fire Research Officer for the Canadian Forest Service. The webinar sum...
May 4
Darren Miller posted a blog post

Disaster Restoration software frustrations and solutions

Disaster Restoration software frustrations and solutionsAre you in disaster restoration and are required to upload documentation into a software in the cloud so that adjusters and insurance companies can review? Do you have frustrations while your using the software out in the field?I usually don't vent my frustrations like this but I think this warrants a discussion so that we can improve on it to be better on both sides of the claim process.We all need to work together to provide the best…See More
Apr 25
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Apr 21
Darren Miller posted a blog post

Consumer or Producer in your company or business?

Are you a Consumer or Producer in your company or business? Sometimes we get caught up in being a consumer of content or information and not a producer of it. This could be the case if you are starting up your own business or learning a new trade.I know this may sound odd or it comes from way out in left field but, Maybe take some time away from always learning from the professionals in your industry (don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic way to not re-invent the wheel) but try…See More
Apr 20
Glenn McGillivray posted a video

ICLR Friday Forum: Understanding the characteristics of hailstorms (April 8, 2016)

On April 8, 2016, ICLR held a Webinar as part of its longstanding Friday Forum workshop series entitled 'Understanding the Characteristics of Hailstorms and ...
Apr 12

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LOS ANGELES - A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday - the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers.

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Auto insurance providers cannot afford to wait 10 years to adjust their business for autonomous vehicles, but driverless cars do not necessarily pose a threat to personal auto insurance providers, the Royal Bank of Canada's head of home and...

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Tornado shuts down Canadian company’s solar cell factory in China, no material impact anticipated

Emergency team members have been dispatched to help employees and communities affected by the tornado that damaged and shut down Canadian Solar’s solar cell factory in China, although it is not anticipated the event will have a material impact on

The post Tornado shuts down Canadian company’s solar cell factory in China, no material impact anticipated appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Volkswagen reaches US$15 billion settlement agreement related to emissions scandal

Volkswagen AG announced on Tuesday that it has reached settlement agreements with various United States government agencies, private plantiffs and 44 states regarding the emissions scandal, agreements totalling more than US$14 billion. The so-called emission scandal erupted last September when

The post Volkswagen reaches US$15 billion settlement agreement related to emissions scandal appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages in southern Manitoba remains in effect following flooding, road washouts

A voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages in southern Manitoba near the Ontario border remains in effect several days after a heavy rain event caused flooding and road washouts. Manitoba Sustainable Development (MSD) said in a press release on Monday

The post Voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages in southern Manitoba remains in effect following flooding, road washouts appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Bob Harrison, BA, FCIP, FRM, CFEI Joins Pario’s Ottawa Office as Area Manager – Eastern and Northern Ontario and Western Quebec)

Ottawa – Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences, one of Canada’s top providers of engineering and environmental services, announced today that Mr. Bob Harrison, BA, FCIP, FRM, CFEI has joined Pario’s Ottawa team as Area Manager, effective June 13, 2016. The

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Canadian politicians agree in principle to increase employers’ Canada Pension Plan contributions

Less than a month after Ontario passed a law mandating participation for some employees in a province-sponsored pension plan, most of Canada’s premiers signed an agreement in principle, with the federal government, to increase contributions to the Canada Pension Plan.

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