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Are you protected against flood threat? Many Canadians aren’t
Should you’ve been paying shut consideration to the disastrous flooding devastating British Columbia this week, you have most likely puzzled what would possibly occur to your personal residence within the occasion of a flood.
Will it keep above water, and if not, will your property insurance coverage cowl the damages?
Market’s newest investigation may have you double checking your coverage, particularly when you hear what insurance coverage skilled Jason Thistlethwaite has to say.
“Insurability — or markets the place insurance coverage is out there and reasonably priced — is eroding in Canada,” mentioned Thistlethwaite, an affiliate professor on the College of Atmosphere, Enterprise and Growth on the College of Waterloo in Ontario. “Except we make extra effort to handle local weather threat, insurance coverage will turn into a luxurious for the wealthy and unaffordable for many.” Learn extra
Why it is likely to be time to improve your non-medical masks
Now that the chilly climate has hit and individuals are transferring inside, many docs and scientists are urging Canadians not solely to withstand getting complacent about sporting masks to guard in opposition to COVID-19 — but in addition to take a more in-depth take a look at whether or not fabric masks are maintaining them and others as protected as attainable.
“Generally, whereas non-medical masks will help stop the unfold of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators present higher safety,” the Public Well being Company of Canada (PHAC) mentioned on its COVID-19 masks data webpage, which was lately up to date.
Earlier this yr, Market investigated N95-style masks and discovered that a few of them have been falling approach wanting filtration requirements. Learn extra
Plexiglass boundaries would possibly make issues worse
Some well being consultants are urging institutions and establishments to re-think using Plexiglass as a measure in opposition to COVID-19, arguing the boundaries may even be “counterproductive” as a result of they might hinder the air flow wanted to keep away from spreading the extra transmissible delta variant.
For the reason that begin of the pandemic, plastic boundaries have turn into a typical sight in locations like shops and faculties. However because the coronavirus has developed, so has our information of it.
Now consultants like Dr. Peter Juni, an epidemiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and a member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Desk, need individuals to “throw out the Plexiglass” in most conditions. Learn extra
1000’s of airline compensation complaints nonetheless caught in limbo
Almost two years after launching an inquiry into 1000’s of complaints from airline passengers claiming they have been wrongly denied compensation for delayed flights, the Canadian Transportation Company (CTA) has issued a call.
However it’s not one that may fulfill all of the affected passengers who’ve been ready for a decision to their complaints.
That is as a result of as an alternative of making an attempt to resolve the complaints, the CTA has directed airways to rethink the passengers’ request for compensation based mostly on new steering the company has supplied. Learn extra
What else is happening?
Child recognized with a sprain had really suffered a stroke
Hospitals apologize for ordeal; skilled says pandemic most likely making misdiagnosis extra doubtless.
B.C. girl fined $5,700 at border mentioned brokers unaware of latest journey exemption issued by Canadian authorities
Marlane Jones fined after 10-minute journey to Washington state to purchase gasoline.
CRTC hearings start on Rogers-Shaw deal that will make Large Three telcos even larger
Hearings will give attention to broadcasting property, although wi-fi enterprise is a significant factor.
A number of manufacturers of chocolate-covered raisins recalled over undeclared peanut content material
4 manufacturers offered in New Brunswick and Quebec have been recalled attributable to allergy issues.
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