Broomsticks or Stick Shifts: Stay Safe This Halloween

Whether you’re driving a broomstick or a stick shift (or automatic 🙂 ) this Halloween, we hope all ghosts, witches and princesses arrive home safely to sort, trade and eat their candy.  Following some of many simple safety tips should help everyone to enjoy their night. For broomstick drivers: Costumes should be light coloured and […]

Fire Prevention Week 2017

The second week in October brings us to Fire Prevention Week. This year the theme from the Ontario Fire Marshal is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” The goal of this year’s theme is to urge families to be proactive and practice their home fire escape plan as part of Fire Prevention Week. The […]

Fall for Farmers’ Markets

If you have a garden of your own, you’re are no doubt enjoying its colourful bounty this time of year. If not, hopefully you’ve made it to a local farmers’ market and purchased some wonderful produce and other goods. As we come up to Thanksgiving and celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week we give thanks to our […]

100 IPMs Strong

Near the small town of Walton in Huron County, the country will come alive with the rural event known as the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo, Sept 19-23. To host and celebrate the 100th match this year, volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours to making this event a success. You may wonder, how and […]

Fall fairs – A part of our rural communities

It’s fall fair season. Do you have plans to attend one in your area?  Do you know why fairs started in the first place and their purpose? Fall fairs are run by local agricultural societies. Much like mutual insurance companies, agricultural societies have been part of the fabric of rural Ontario and Canada since well […]

7 Vehicles 7 Trips

7 trips with 7 vehicles –  We have some more trip ideas and hope you find these suggestions helpful. You still have a month of summer left to relax and refresh. We hope you are able to get away! Car – Take a 3-day 2-night South Coast Road Trip along Lake Erie touring our southwest coast, […]

National Drowning Prevention Week

We’ve all heard the tragic news, 2017 is proving to be an unfortunately high year for drownings in Ontario. Often these deaths are completely preventable. July 16-22 is National Drowning Prevention Week in Canada. Annually, approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents. Even one life lost is one too many. The drowning risk is […]

Summer Road Trip Essential Stops

Essential Stops for Your Summer Road Trip We’re into the second week of July of a very special year. If you haven’t planned your summer vacation there’s still time. Isn’t there a better way to continue celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday than with the quintessential Canadian road trip? Whatever your interest; nature, hiking, whale watching, wildlife, […]

Downtown Tavistock Sidewalk Days

The sun shone brightly as South Easthope Mutual staff participated in the Tavistock Sidewalk Day on June 3. The event was held in conjunction with the town’s annual World Crokinole Championship and town wide garage sales. We had several activities going on for the public to participate in including a fire safety house operated by […]