Taking Care of Business
After a fire had broken out on December 19, 2015 at a large gelato manufacturing and retail operation in Calgary, Alberta, both time and money were in short supply.
In the fall of 2016, an extreme weather event resulted in four feet of water entering the lower level of an educational facility in Eastern Canada.
Weathering the Storm
Hail is a relatively common occurrence in the Prairies–especially during the summer months. Even a smaller storm can result in some dented roofs or broken windows.
When imagining a fire breaking out at a mine, we tend to envision the worst. Fortunately, in the case of a diamond mine, the blaze was contained to the top floor of a paste backfill plant.
Containing the Damage
A Quebec hotel was for sale when it went up in flames. The cause of the fire remains a mystery, as the business was not operational at the time. Squatters occupying the building could have started the fire.
Disaster strikes—and the worry and stress to hasten the restoration process can lead to quick decision-making. This was evident when a large Canadian retail chain’s store was damaged after a major flood.
Let’s Cross That Bridge
At the time a municipality in Alberta made the decision to demolish and reconstruct a 100-metre bridge, it had been serving as a major east/west corridor into and out of the city’s downtown for over a century.
Imagine the unthinkable: your home destroyed by fire. Even with no one harmed and insurance coverage in place, there are things you can never get back. Structures may be rebuilt, but some contents are irreplaceable.