Adjusters work to complete claims across Western Canada

Adjusters are moving quickly to complete hail damage claims as harvest continues across Western Canada, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 630 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred Aug. 14-28

Companies contributing to this report are Municipal Hail Insurance, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, Palliser Insurance and Co-operative Hail Insurance.

CCHA Chairman Scott McQueen, of Palliser Insurance, said Alberta and Manitoba had spotty hailstorms with damage ranging from light to sever while storm activity in Saskatchewan remained slow.

“Harvest continues to roar throughout the prairies,” he said. “We did see some rain in areas but we are expecting clear days ahead. Adjusters are moving quickly with fields opened up and claims are getting knocked down at a swift pace.”

Growers should leave adequate sample crops in the field for adjusters to examine.

Here’s a look at storm damage across the region.


Crops damaged: Canola, wheat, barley, chickpeas, corn, fababeans, lentils, market garden, mustard, oats, peas, potatoes, rye, triticale,

Communities impacted: Wainwright, Vermillion, Coutts, Caroline, Eckville, Bentley, Lacombe, Botha, Forestburg, Sedgewick, Irma, Camrose, Warburg, Gadsby


Crops damaged: Canola, wheat, barley, oats, soybeans, lentils

Communities impacted include: Pense, Delisle, Etonia, Herschel, Wilkie, Northbattelford, Macklin, Herschel, Francis, Carlyle, Lampman, Alameda, Oxbow, Tisdale, Gronlid, Moose Jaw, Frontier, Glen Ewen, Frobisher


Crops damaged: Wheat, canola, soybeans, cereals, grain corn, field peas, canola, sunflowers, flax, edible beans, grain corn

Communities impacted include: Minitonas, Birch River, Virden, Snowflake, Balmoral, Rosser, Oakbank, Sperling, Carman, Dugald, Crystal City, Roland, Carman, St Andrew, Bowsman, Winkler, Amaranth