Spring Fire Safety Tips

As we get into Spring cleaning, yard work, and kick off BBQ season, this is an important time to review some fire safety concerns in and around your home. Thank you to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs for the following fire safety tips. In the House Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries immediately if needed.…

Start Reducing Risk of Basement Flooding

The first step in dealing with basement flooding comes from minimizing the risk through a few precautions: Never pour fats, oils or grease down your drains. Reduce home water use during heavy rains. Keep the storm sewer grates on your street clear of yard waste, leaves, garbage, ice and snow. Clean and maintain your eaves…

12 Long Weekend Driving Trips

Keep your auto insurance premiums in check; drive carefully to avoid long weekend traffic tickets and collisions. Spring is nature’s way of saying it’s time for a road trip! And, as drivers take to the road this holiday long weekend, make sure you don’t end up remembering it for all the wrong reasons; namely getting…

Five Tips for Business Owners to Protect Their Balance Sheets

In times of economic uncertainty, business owners must become more vigilant in protecting their balance sheets and income statements. Insurance Fact: The insurance industry is highly inter-connected. 
Higher premiums may be the result of large losses or catastrophes in other parts of the world. Through re-insurance, primary insurance companies spread their risks across several countries and…

Can I Rent Out My Cottage?

As taxes and other expenses for cottages continue to increase many cottage owners are looking for creative ways to soften these costs. This has motivated some cottage owners to rent out the cottage on a weekly basis during peak season when the cottage is not in use. However, it is vital that your insurance provider…