CCHA reported over 1,000 claims of crop damage from early month storms

Jul 28, 2022 | 10:27am

Crop insurance adjusters have been out in full force across Western Canada after storms earlier this month damaged crops across the region. Due to storms that occurred between July 4 and 11, the Canadian Crop Hail Association is investigating more than 1,102 claims of crop damage during the period. CCHA President Scott McQueen of Palliser […]

Hail claims light across Saskatchewan Sept 5th to 15th

Sep 28, 2021 | 6:10am

Mild weather in mid-September has brought relief to hail adjusters following a challenging storm season in late August and the first couple days of this month. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Scott McQueen, says there were 47 hail damage claims from storms between September 5th and 15th. He says the light damage […]

Hail adjusters rush to assess large number of recent hail claims

Sep 15, 2021 | 5:26am

Hail adjusters are scrambling to deal with a large number of crop damage claims from late August and early September. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Scott McQueen, says crop damage claims from hail total over 1,500 from widespread storms in late August and early September. He says the costly storms ranged from […]

Hail claims rise in late August in Sask

Aug 31, 2021 | 3:08pm

The Assiniboia area of southern Saskatchewan was struck by golfball size hail Tuesday morning, damaging some crops and vehicles. The Assiniboia hailstorm follows a string of storms from last week that struck a wide area of the province, with widespread crop loss. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Scott McQueen, says the third […]

Sask. hail claim numbers down but payouts are up

Aug 25, 2021 | 5:16am

Hail claim numbers are down significantly this summer across Saskatchewan. The CEO of Co-op Hail, Murray Bantle of Regina, says the number of claims in July is down by 38 percent and the number of hail days is down by 25 percent. However, he says the payout per claim is almost double this year. He […]

Crop hail damage claims in Saskatchewan down significantly so far this year

Jul 8, 2021 | 3:57am

  2021 is a slow year for hail claims so far this growing season in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance CEO Rodney Schoettler says crop damage hail claims are about 20 percent of the 5 year average. He says the low number is due to persistent hot dry weather and the lack of thunderstorms. So […]

Hails claims reach another 120 from storms in late June and early July across the prairies

Jul 14, 2020 | 5:09am

The Canadian Crop Hail Association says crop damage hail claims total over 120 for storms in late June and early July. The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Rick Omelchenko, says heavy rain and flooding contributed to crop damage from hailstorms in parts of Western Canada. He says storms damaged crops in Churchbridge, Calder, […]

Late August hail claims reach 700 across the prairies

Sep 12, 2019 | 6:00am

Hail storm activity in Saskatchewan is being called sporadic for late August. Canadian Crop Hail Association President Rick Omelchenko says there were 700 hail claims for crop loss across the prairies in the last two weeks of August. He says many of the claims were in southern Saskatchewan. He says the storms affected various areas […]