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Winter Weather Safety Checklist

Winter has finally arrived, and the greener days of this past December are long gone. While most of us are entertaining thoughts of keeping warm indoors, with the furnace running smoothly and a mug of something hot in hand, there are a few extra things to remember before getting too comfortable on the couch.

Have you had your annual furnace and fireplace check up?

Changing the filters, cleaning the vents and ensuring all equipment is in good working order is essential for a warm and safe winter season. Nothing ruins a cozy night in at home like a broken furnace and...

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Aggressive vs. Defensive Driving; What’s the Difference?


In honour of February being Aggressive Driving Awareness month
,
we’re presenting a brief comparison between aggressive and defensive driving.   Along with offering our readers a few truths and tips, we hope to raise awareness of the very real danger of driving aggressively.

Aggressive vs. Defensive- The Breakdown

First, let’s examine the language and take a look at some definitions. According to Google, the word ‘aggressive’ is defined as “ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression,” and “pursuing one's aims and interests forcefully, sometimes unduly so.”  Some synonyms include ‘pushy’, ‘hostile’, ‘belligerent’, and ‘forceful.’ ...

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Ontario Auto Insurance is Changing


In 2014, the provincial government
passed the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act
to fight fraud and abuse within the system. In 2015, changes to Ontario’s auto insurance product were outlined in the Ontario Budget. Measures were put in place not only to combat fraud, but to provide greater choice for consumers and help achieve the Ontario governments’ promised rate reduction targets.

In a nutshell, new regulations include lower accident benefit limits in standard insurance policies, new options...

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Mark Thursday, May 26th, 2016 on your Calendar!

Ontario's Auto Insurance Reforms are coming.  These province-wide changes come into effect June 1st, bringing with them many new options for Accident Benefits coverage.  Traditional benefits may not be enough for your family, but how can you know for sure?

Join us for a free information session and open house from 7-9pm on Thursday May 26th at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Centre, 301 Talbot Street. Our panel of industry experts will keep you informed and answer your questions, allowing you to make the best choices for your coverage needs.

Be...

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