British Columbia: Temperature & Fire Bans Soaring in July

As temperatures soar past 30C throughout most of the province, so too does the likelihood of severe wildfires in British Columbia. According to The Weather Network, there are currently no ‘’fires of note’’ burning in Canada’s western-most province. That said, fires are increasing throughout the …

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Ontario Increases Penalties on Young & Novice Drivers Under the Influence

As of July 1, Ontario launched a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drug-impaired driving for young and novice drivers. The same zero-tolerance policy is also in effect for commercial vehicle drivers. Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA), penalties for driving under the influence of alco…

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Alberta Increasing Trucking Regulations After Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

After a Calgary-based trucking firm was involved in the tragic bus crash that killed 16 people – and injured 13 more – associated with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation said regulations in commercial truck licensing will be increased. According to The Globe a…

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Stolen Laptop Leaves 80% of Northwest Territorians Personal Data in Limbo

A laptop stolen out of a locked vehicle in Ottawa has put upwards of 80% of Northwest Territory residents’ healthcare and personal information in, potential, jeopardy. The laptop, containing names of patients, birthdates, home communities and healthcare numbers, was stolen on May 9th in the nati…

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Truths & Myths of Letting a Family Member or Friend Drive Your Vehicle

Have you ever had a friend ask if they could borrow your truck to move a piece of furniture? Have you ever had a child or sibling request to use your vehicle a couple times, so they don’t need to take public transport to get to work? If you’ve had the opportunity to help a friend or family member o…

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Spring Windstorm Ontario's Costliest Insurance Disaster Since 2013

Citing data from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), Insurance Business Canada has reported the windstorm that hit Ontario and Quebec in May caused a total of $410 million in insured damages. Of that $410 million, $380 million of the damages happened in Ontario, making it their cos…

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