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September 7, 2022

7 tips to prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires can do some serious damage to your home and put your family’s safety at risk. The good news is electrical fires, like other household fires, are often preventable.

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September 7, 2022

Q&A: Can my credit score affect my insurance rates?

In Canada, different organizations and individuals have the right to view your credit score. Here’s what you need to know about your credit score, including how it’s calculated, how it can affect your insurance premiums.

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September 7, 2022

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Why life insurance is so important.

Will the family I leave behind be able to enjoy a comparable standard of living? Will my children be properly cared for? Will my children need to pay a large tax bill and pay for my final expenses?

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September 7, 2022

Your guide to household fire extinguishers

Fire is one of the leading causes of home insurance claims — but

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September 7, 2022

Why it’s important to update your insurance address if you’re moving

To call Canada's recent real estate market ‘feverish' seems like

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September 7, 2022

Backwater Valve 101

A sewer backup can be caused by anything from clogged or grease-filled drains to tree roots, collapsed sewer lines, or heavy rain — and once a backup begins, it can do a lot of damage. Installing a backwater valve can minimize your risk of having backed up sewage flow into your home.

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September 7, 2022

Ten items to keep in your home emergency preparedness kit

Some severe weather events (like hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes

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September 7, 2022

Seven tips for successful spring cleaning

It's that time of year againthe birds are singing, the sun is shining,

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September 7, 2022

What do the hazard symbols on household chemical products mean?

From drain cleaner towindshield washer fluidto cooking spray, you like

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September 7, 2022

Beware of On-Line Pandemic Scams

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, since March 2020, over 8,500 Canadians have been duped by pandemic-related scams with an estimated cost of $7 million. Here's how to protect yourself from fraud.

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September 7, 2022

Tis the Season Not to Gather

In our August issue, we explained how hosting a learning pod in your h

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September 7, 2022

How to Stay on Track while Working from Home

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians across the country ha

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September 7, 2022

How a Missed Payment Can Impact your Insurance

We've all missed paying a bill at least once when we either put it asi

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September 7, 2022

Avoiding insurance seller scams & finding a legitimate broker

With insurance fraud on the rise across the country, we want to arm you with the information you need so you can recognize potential scams and make smart choices, especially when it comes to buying insurance.

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September 7, 2022

Do You Need Home Insurance to get a Mortgage?

While most people know you're legally required to have car insurance before driving a new vehicle, there's no similar legal requirement for buying a home.

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September 7, 2022

Home maintenance: Spring/Summer edition

The good thing about home maintenance this time of year is that you actually get to do most of it while enjoying the sun!

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September 7, 2022

How to Stay on Track when Working from Home

Canadians across the country have been asked to work from home as much

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September 7, 2022

Vacant or Unoccupied Property, or Shut Down Operations

During this public health emergency, many businesses are having to cease operations and idle their facilities.

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September 7, 2022

How to Keep your Personal Information Secure when using Smart Home Devices

We use smartphones and tablets for everything, from banking to sharing

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September 7, 2022

What to Look Out for when Shopping for an Older Home

If you're in the market for a new home, you might be considering buyin

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September 7, 2022

Simple Ways to Protect Yourself against Identity Theft

Identity theft is just what it sounds like; it's the process of steali

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September 7, 2022

Five Ways to Keep Pets Happy over the Holidays

The holiday season brings family, food, and cheer! We all know pets ar

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September 7, 2022

Five Things you should know About Cannabis Legalization and your Insurance

Since recreational cannabis use was legalized this past October, a lot

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September 7, 2022

Top Tips for a Safe and Spook-tacular Halloween

Yes, it's that time of year again — when little goblins, ghosts,

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September 7, 2022

Why did my insurance company cancel my policy?

Insurance policies can be cancelled for a variety of reasons, either by the customer or their insurer, depending on the circumstances. If you're wondering why your policy may have been cancelled or how

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September 7, 2022

Liability Insurance for Commercial Drones is a Must-Have

Canadian Laws Define Recreational Versus Non-Recreational Use Whether

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September 7, 2022

Why Wedding Insurance Might be Your Most Important Choice

Whether it's your own wedding or that of your child, there are a lot o

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September 7, 2022

The 12 Scams of Christmas

The holiday season should be a time when family and friends come together in a spirit of generosity and goodwill. Sadly, there are some people out there who try to take advantage of that feeling of giving.

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September 7, 2022

7 Tips to Enjoy Fireworks Responsibly

It should go without saying that fireworks are not toys. Not surprisingly, most incidents involving fireworks are a result of careless usage.

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September 7, 2022

10 Home Cleaning Tips To Get Ready for Spring

Spring is a great time to refresh your home. With longer, warmer days comes the chance to open windows and enjoy more outdoor living.

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Older home and vehicle engulfed in flames
September 7, 2022

Home Fire Safety

Each week about 7 people die from home fires in Canada. To protect you

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