National Drowning Prevention Week 2019

Unfortunately in Canada, we need to have an annual National Drowning Prevention Week bringing attention and focus to drowning prevention. Each year, approximately 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents. One drowning is one too many. The following prevention tips were selected from major drowning risk factors in the 2018 Edition of the Lifesaving Society’s […]

Is your Oil Tank safe?

Oil tank safety is nothing to bury your head in the sand about or hide from. You need to keep your eyes wide open. Many rural residences in our area are heated with fuel oil due to the lack of natural gas connections and a preference to stay away from wood. Unfortunately, fuel oil heat […]

Driving Safely Through Construction Zones

They say there are two seasons in Canada: winter and construction. Well, construction season is here, the ‘signs’ are all around! People can easily become frustrated, annoyed and impatient if they come upon a road construction zone. This could potentially cause their driving to become unsafe. Below are tips provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation […]

National Volunteer Week 2019 – Why I Volunteer

The Oxford Dictionary defines a volunteer as ‘a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertakes a task’. As Canada celebrates and honours our volunteers with National Volunteer Week (NVW) from April 7-13 this year, we think of those in our community who freely offer their time to take part. Much […]

Is your cell charger safe?

Many of our lives revolve around the use of our cell phones and other mobile devices. They’re often attached to us and are sometimes right beside us when we sleep. This is where a possible problem and safety issue can arise. Every now and again a story surfaces on social media or in the news […]

Preventing sump pump failures

Spring’s in the air. There’s sun and the temperatures are creeping up on the thermometer. Unfortunately, the snow and ice that’s still around and the inevitable spring showers sometimes bring water claims caused by sump pump failures. Keep reading for some tips to help prevent your sump pump from failing. • Install a Sump Pump […]

Dress Down Fridays

Every Friday, South Easthope Mutual employees live our value of ‘community’ and help their neighbours. Thy have the option of paying $2 to wear jeans to the office. Throughout the year the funds are collected and each December, employees choose where to donate the money raised. For 2018, our employees decided to donate teddy bears […]

147th Annual General Meeting News

The 147th Annual General Meeting of South Easthope Mutual Insurance Company was held on Friday March 1, 2019 at Grace United Church hall in Tavistock. Dave Crane, our 2018 Chairperson, lead the 71 attendees through the proceedings of the meeting. We were fortunate to have the Honourable Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural […]

Preventing Slips and Falls this Winter

It’s been quite the winter. We’ve seen mild temperatures followed by a deep freeze, ice storms and snow. Basically a typical winter in Canada. The weather extremes leave conditions that can make our properties hazardous for slips and falls. As a property owner, you are responsible for making sure that your property is safe. You […]

Seasonal vehicles and winter storage

Seasonal vehicles; camper trailers, motor homes and cars, they’re all used for summer fun, but are often stored in the winter. Some townships in our area even have by-laws that prohibit camper trailers from sitting in driveways through the winter season. People may choose to store seasonal vehicles outside in secured storage facilities while others […]