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Aug 04, 2020, 11:00 ET Insured Damage for Fort McMurray Flood Rises to $522 Million

EDMONTON, AB, Aug. 4, 2020 /CNW/ - An update from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) shows that the damage from the April flood in...


Jul 23, 2020, 15:15 ET Canada and Prince Edward Island protect shoreline at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park and West Point Lighthouse

WEST POINT, PE, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada and Prince Edward...


Jul 08, 2020, 14:21 ET Insurers to pay a record $1.2 billion to Albertans recovering from Calgary hailstorm

Fourth highest insured damage event in Canadian history EDMONTON, AB, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - The hail, rain and windstorm that hit Calgary, Airdrie,...


Jul 07, 2020, 07:00 ET Minerva Intelligence Releases GAIA Interactive Landslide Map for BC's Sea to Sky Region

VANCOUVER, BC, July 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Minerva Intelligence Inc. (TSXV: MVAI) ("Minerva" or the "Company"), an artificial intelligence company focused...


Jun 24, 2020, 12:28 ET Investing in Wildland Fire Research to Protect Canadians

EDMONTON, AB, June 24, 2020 /CNW/ - The health of Canada's forests keeps our economy strong, sustains good jobs, and preserves our environment. That...


Jun 24, 2020, 08:00 ET /R E P EA T -- Media Advisory - Minister O'Regan to Announce Funding for Wildland Fire Research/

OTTAWA, ON, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding for wildland fire...


Jun 23, 2020, 14:42 ET Media Advisory - Minister O'Regan to Announce Funding for Wildland Fire Research

OTTAWA, ON, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding for wildland fire...


Jun 19, 2020, 15:50 ET IBC deploys virtual Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion to assist in Southern Alberta

EDMONTON, AB, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Following the major hailstorm in Calgary and the surrounding area, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has deployed...


Jun 15, 2020, 11:00 ET Insurance Information for Those Impacted by Calgary Hailstorm

EDMONTON, AB, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Following the devastating hailstorm in southern Alberta, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is providing advice to...


Jun 08, 2020, 08:30 ET Cornell University Report Confirms SANEXEN Water Technology's Earthquake Resiliency

MONTRÉAL, June 8, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - On June 2, Cornell University's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering issued its report "Performance...


Jun 03, 2020, 10:00 ET Eleva's Drug Candidate to Be Examined for Use in COVID-19 Treatment

Eleva, a manufacturer of superior biologics, is exploring the potential of one of its drug candidates for first-in-line therapy of COVID-19. The...


Jun 02, 2020, 09:40 ET DERMALOG Fever Check at Clever Fit Gym

After a mandatory corona break of several weeks, sports facilities and fitness studios in Germany are reopening. Operators have to comply with...


Jun 01, 2020, 14:00 ET Fort McMurray Flooding Causes over $228 Million in Insured Damage

EDMONTON, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The spring flooding in Fort McMurray, Alberta, caused over $228 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe...


May 26, 2020, 10:11 ET DERMALOG Fever Check at German Baltic Hotel

- Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) - In the course of the Corona pandemic, the hospitality industry has come under...


May 22, 2020, 05:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Canadian Hurricane Centre's 2020 hurricane season outlook/

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the Canadian...


May 21, 2020, 10:14 ET Media advisory - Canadian Hurricane Centre's 2020 hurricane season outlook

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the Canadian...


May 20, 2020, 17:00 ET At least 19 million children at imminent risk as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in Bangladesh and India

Cyclone and COVID-19 present dual threats to children and families in the region, warns UNICEF KATHMANDU, Nepal and NEW YORK, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - At ...


May 07, 2020, 10:00 ET Insurance Information from IBC for Those Affected by the Northern Alberta Floods

EDMONTON, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Following the devastating floods in northern Alberta, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is providing advice to help...


May 06, 2020, 19:20 ET Economical Insurance deploys Catastrophe Response Team to Fort McMurray to assist customers with flood recovery

WATERLOO, ON, May 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Economical Insurance deployed its Catastrophe Response Team to Fort McMurray to provide immediate assistance ...


May 01, 2020, 23:09 ET Sentinel Storage Creates Drop Off Centres to Help During Fort McMurray Flood

Devastating floods in Fort McMurray have forced the mandatory evacuation of the downtown area, declaring a second state of emergency by the local...


May 01, 2020, 12:00 ET National Bank Offers Relief Measures to its Clients Affected by the Flooding in the Fort McMurray Region

Proactive contacts and solutions adapted to the situation of affected clients MONTREAL, May 1, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank announces the...


Apr 09, 2020, 14:52 ET Woodbridge INOAC Technical Products Responds to the Global Need to Produce Face Masks

Woodbridge INOAC Technical Products (WITP), a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Woodbridge and INOAC Corp., today announced its response to the ...


Mar 10, 2020, 09:41 ET The Prime Minister announces Special Envoy on humanitarian and refugee issues

OTTAWA, March 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In recent years, millions of people have fled their homes to escape armed conflict, violence, and unrest, as well as...


Mar 03, 2020, 18:25 ET NexPoint Hospitality Trust Provides Update on Nashville Tornadoes

NexPoint Hospitality Trust (TSXV: NHT.U, "NHT") announced today that the Holiday Inn Express located in Nashville, TN, as of the time of this...


Feb 18, 2020, 17:13 ET Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $7,000 to Support Communities Affected by Volcano in the Philippines

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) is contributing $7,000 to support those affected by the Jan. 12 eruption of the...