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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

Unusual Travel Claims

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

Ridiculous travel insurance claims.

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Traffic blitz focuses on pedestrian safety and seatbelt use

“In more than one-third of all traffic fatalities in the province, the person killed was not wearing a seatbelt,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Buckle up each and every time you get behind the wheel and make sure your passengers are buckled up too. And for both pedestrians and drivers, keep your heads up so you can see each other.”

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Insurance company off hook for woman’s $27,000 medical bill

“The front page of the policy also advised there may be limitations and exclusions to coverage, and stated: ‘PLEASE READ YOUR POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL,’ ” Justice Neilson pointed out. “Ms. Turpin did not read the policy.”

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Beat the Heat In Canada’s Coolest Pools

“When it’s hot outside, there is nothing better than relaxing poolside or taking a dip in the cool water,” says Taylor Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com.

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CAA Travel experts offer these children’s travel tips

“Family travel plans could be interrupted or even ruined if necessary documentation requirements for children catch adults by surprise,” said Brenda Kyllo, vice president, CAA Travel Services. “It is critical that parents identify and obtain the required documents for their specific family or child’s travel.”

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Death doesn’t take a vacation: There’s more than grief to deal with when someone dies abroad

By Karen Schwartz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Actor James Gandolfini was just one of the thousands of Americans who die while travelling abroad each year. Their survivors need to not only cope with grief, but also the logistics of trying to repatriate the body. For Azia Ludwig, 22, the tragedy of her father’s death from a [...]

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United States: Crossing The (State) Line

Historically, nexus required a physical presence in the state, such as offices, manufacturing facilities or employees. Physical presence is still required today to trigger sales and use tax collection obligations, but many states require only a minimal presence to establish nexus for income and franchise tax purposes— and the courts have often agreed.

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Target Study Finds Many Western Canadians Lack First Aid Kits

“In addition to sunshine, summer brings an uptick in cuts, scrapes and bruises,” said Jeffrey May, director of healthcare operations, Target Canada. “Properly treating wounds can increase healing by up to four days, which is why Target recommends having first aid essentials in a kit that is easy to locate, and visiting your local pharmacist to learn how to properly treat scrapes and bruises.”

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Delsey Reveals Secrets to Traveling With Children

Delsey, creator of feature-rich luggage reveals secrets to traveling with children. Guaranteed to make the trip better for families, as well as for those traveling next to them, Delsey is sharing ten tips for those traveling with young children:

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Five New NRC Programs to Support Canadian Aerospace Industry With Innovative Technologies

Two of the programs focus on improving travellers’ safety and comfort. One aims to create a more comfortable and safe journey for air travel passengers and crew members by using new technologies to improve the flight experience. The other will help airlines detect, classify, and prevent icing threats with the development of processes and facilities for the demonstration and certification of innovative technologies.

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Release of draft regulation regarding incidental sales of insurance in Manitoba

When the Regulations are in force, Manitoba will be the third Canadian province, following Alberta and Saskatchewan, to implement an ISI or restricted licence regime

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Star astronaut Hadfield to retire from Canadian Space Agency

Hadfield gained international promince during his recent six-month trip to the International Space Station, where he used social media to share experiments, photographs and even a memorable music video.

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Professional Truck Drivers Remind Motorists to Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day serves as the start for the busy summer driving season and AAA estimates over 31 million motorists will travel this holiday weekend. So as motorists prepare for the Memorial Day vacations, a team of professional truck drivers are helping to make our roads safer.

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US officials recommend lowering drunken driving threshold to .05 blood alcohol to save lives

NTSB officials said it wasn’t their intention to prevent drivers from having a glass of wine with dinner, but they acknowledged that under a threshold as low as .05 the safest thing for people who have only one or two drinks is not to drive at all.

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Skyrocketing inflation: Russia now charging NASA $70 million per seat to fly US astronauts

The $424 million represents flights to and from the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as training, for six astronauts in 2016 and the first half of 2017.

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TIC Travel Insurance revamps brand

TIC Travel Insurance (TIC) has launched a new brand centred around its travel insurance expertise and is introducing its new “We know.” tagline.

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Florida officially repeals law requiring Canadians to carry an International Driving Permit

“Effective immediately, Canadians in Florida can go back to doing what they have always been able to do – drive with peace of mind in the Sunshine State using their provincial driver’s license”

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One-quarter of Canadians have needed medical attention while traveling

BMO survey finds just 41 percent of Canadians purchase travel medical insurance on a regular basis

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