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BC Government Rate Fairness Survey Closes April 5th

Monday, June 11th, 2018

ILSTV | Apr 5, 2018 | The BC government is encouraging citizens to complete the public engagement questionnaire on how ICBC’s Basic insurance rates are determined, to help make insurance rates more fair and hold drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviour. The survey closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th. It can […]

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Court Rules Home Owners Have No Duty of Care When Tenant’s Dog Injures Others

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Source: Erik Magraken: BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing the legal liability of a home owner whose tenant’s pet injures another. In today’s case (Barlow v. Waterson) the Plaintiff alleged that a dog owned by the Defendant was off leash […]

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B.C.’s tight rental market has landlords asking personal questions: report

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The Canadian Press | Mar 27, 2018 | Some landlords in British are asking prospective tenants for too much personal information including credit card details, three months worth of bank statements and inquiring whether applicants were born in Canada, says the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Acting commissioner Drew McArthur said 1.5 million […]

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Making Bad Drivers Pay

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) | Mar 21, 2018 | Last week we looked at how we might define a bad driver. Views were varied, but there were two well thought out responses that did more than just express an opinion. This week, let’s look at how bad drivers pay for the risk that they present to […]

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Police warn buyers of online fraud and auto theft

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

ILSTV Daily News | Mar 20, 2018 | Excerpted article was written by: DAVID BLOOM Edmonton Journal  An Edmonton couple thought they had finally found their dream RV when they spotted an online classified ad in July of 2017. A month later their dream vehicle had been seized by police and they were out over $19,000. […]

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Today, we’re giving you a peek into the intriguing world of insurance fraud

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

ILSTV | Mar 16, 2018 | SGI’s Special Investigations Unit (you DID know we have a Special Investigations Unit, right?) compiled a list of some of their more memorable or interesting cases of the past year. Fibbers get found out when insurance fraud investigated He thought a little creative deception could help him scam SGI for […]

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Ford recalls almost 1.4M cars; steering wheel can come loose

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The Canadian Press | Mar 15, 2018 DETROIT _ Under pressure from U.S. regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America _ including 62,479 in Canada _ because the steering wheels can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 […]

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New mortgage rules behind slide in B.C. home sales: real estate association

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The Canadian Press | Mar 15, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia Real Estate Association says tough mortgage qualification rules are a key reason for a provincewide drop in housing demand last month compared with February 2017. The association says home sales fell 5.7 per cent in February, with about 6,200 properties changing hands. Chief […]

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Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty air bags, recall delays

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The Canadian Press | Mar 15, 2018 By Tom Krisher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami. The lawsuits cite company documents […]

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How Do We Define A Bad Driver?

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) | Mar 14, 2018 Have you responded to our provincial government’s request for feedback on the setting of fair ICBC rates yet? The hope is to “introduce changes to the current system to make insurance rates more fair for British Columbians by making all drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviour.” […]

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