A Canada First: Drone Crashes Into Airplane

In an incident the first of its kind in Canada, a drone crashed into an airplane in Quebec last week. The collision happened near the Quebec City airport. The drone, which was unmanned at the time, struck a commercial plane carrying eight people (two crew members and six passengers). The pla…

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Provinces Begin to Set Framework for Marijuana Legalization

With Canada’s July 1, 2018 date for marijuana legalization coming sooner than later, New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta have released guidelines regarding how cannabis can be sold and consumed. New Brunswick New Brunswick was the first province to publish their proposed guidelines in June of …

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Travelers Incorporates Drone Use Into Claims Analysis

In an effort to improve efficiency and safety in assessing claims, Travelers has incorporated using drones to assist in the claims process. The Claim University, Travelers’ 200,000-square foot facility in Windsor, Conn. that provides training and development for more than 11,000 claims emplo…

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Alberta Minimum Wage Set to Increase October 1

As part of the process that will see the minimum wage in Alberta hit $15/hour on October 1, 2018, the second of three increases will take effect October 1, 2017, as the minimum wage in the Wild Rose province will increase from its current $12.20/hour to $13.60/hour. According to the Governme…

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Ontario to Introduce New Distracted Driving Fines Maxing at $50,000

In Canada’s boldest attempt yet to crackdown on distracted driving, the province of Ontario is ready to introduce new distracted driving penalties, including a fine of up to $50,000 for drivers whose carelessness results in death. While her promise to lower car insurance premiums in Ontario by 1…

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Canadians Also Affected by Massive Equifax Breach

Huge cyber breaches are becoming more and more common, with Equifax the latest company to have their clients’ personal details accessed through fraudulent activity. According to an Insurance Business report, the breach exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans, along with 100,000 Ca…

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