3 Summer Road Trip Experiences to Try

Do you only have a few days to get away this summer, or want to spend your vacation dollars locally? Why not plan a road trip within Ontario? The province has so much to offer.  Here are some experiences I have enjoyed while staying in the province and on budget. Oxford County Cheese Trail Perhaps […]

Protect Your Home While On Summer Vacation

School’s out for summer and the heat is calling you into vacation mode. Vacations should be a time to relax and get out of the ‘everyday grind’ for a while. The goal should be to keep that relaxed feeling for at least a few days after you return back to normal life. To help avoid […]

Barn Fires: What you need to know

It seems throughout the year, every couple of weeks we hear of another barn fire in the media. The often disastrous results can be tragic for farmers, especially if livestock, buildings or equipment are lost. The loss of income is detrimental for farms. Barn fires can also draw the attention of the general public who […]

Local Food Week June 4-10

Since 2013, the first week of June has been designated as Local Food Week. It’s a time to celebrate our farmers and the locally grown food they produce. Some consider ‘local’ as food grown just down the road at your neighbour’s farm or food that is grown or produced in the province of Ontario. However […]

Good driving habits that can reduce accidents and injuries

Summer driving season is here. Holidays, staycations and road trips; all reasons for extra time spent on the road and could make you more relaxed about your driving habits. You need to always be diligent when behind the wheel.  Here are some timely safety topics and tips to help get you from point A to […]

Camper Trailer Insurance – What you need to know

Do you take part in one of the quintessential Canadian summer activities? – Heading out with the family and your camper trailer to provincial parks and campgrounds? They provide awesome opportunities to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the great outdoors. The upcoming camping season got us thinking – Do you know about […]

Emergency Preparedness Week 2018

Emergency Preparedness Week 2018 takes on the theme of ‘Prepare Your Selfie – Emergency preparedness starts with you’. When disaster strikes, first responders usually go to the worst hit areas first and may not get to you right away. You need to be prepared to survive for three days. Emergency Management Ontario recommends you Make […]

Replacement Cost or Actual Cash Value – What’s the difference?

Part 2: You’ve had a claim. (In Part 1 of our ‘Claims’ series, we discussed the claims process.) Now you’re at the point of settling the claim with your insurance company. They may have offered you a choice of Replacement Cost or Actual Cash Value for your settlement.* And you wonder, what’s the difference and […]

Windy Weather Tips

The storm from the weekend of April 14-15, 2018 brought wind, rain, freezing rain and sleet. It seemed like Mother Nature didn’t really know what she wanted to do! Either way, the storm downed many powerlines, trees and branches leaving many without power. Hydro and road crews were kept hopping. The strong winds got us […]

I Think I Have a Property Claim…What’s Next?

Part 1: The Claims Process A pipe has burst and things are floating in your basement. Or you’ve come home to find your house has been broken into and things are missing. You might have an insurance claim. What happens next? The first step is to call your insurance company. If you’re a member of […]