Fire safety tips for your home

Fire Safety – Courtesy of the Intact Insurance Home Safety Program How Many Smoke Alarms Should I Have? Smoke alarms save lives. Many fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. It is important to have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home located in the hallway near bedrooms to wake you in case of

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Stick to Your Budget at Holiday Time

Studies have shown that the leading cause of stress during the holiday season derives from money problems. To combat stress, smart shoppers incorporate the gift giving season into their budget each month and buy presents throughout the year. However, if you are like most consumers, you have not planned ahead and may find yourself struggling for cash come January. Don’t

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Drones: A New Frontier in Risk Management

While hobbyists have been using unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, for some time, businesses are just starting to adapt the technology for their own uses. Drones are creating new opportunities and new risks for businesses to evaluate, and regulators and insurance carriers are scrambling to keep pace. Despite the fact that drones are readily available, employing them for

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Did you know: Truth about the most common insurance myths

Comparing and choosing a car insurance policy can be a confusing process. With all the myths surrounding the process, including the following; drivers can become even more easily overwhelmed. Don’t rely on your neighbor or co-worker for insurance information. Here are the truths every driver should know. “My car is old, I don’t need theft coverage” In reality, many criminals

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Long Weekend Tips: Safety While Towing Trailers

Towing a large load with your vehicle such as a travel trailer, fifth-wheel trailer or cargo trailer is a great way to carry additional items without making lots of trips. Trailers are also convenient to use when your personal vehicle is not large enough to carry the items you want to transport. Motorists must be careful when towing, though, to

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Our Favourite Recipe for Grilling Safety

There’s nothing like a flame-broiled steak, hamburger or hot dog right off the grill on a summer evening. In fact, many backyard gatherings are centered around the grill and the family’s resident chef who is creating all the enticing aromas. In spite of how great grilled foods taste, gas and charcoal grills account for thousands of fires on residential properties

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Car Seat and Booster Safety for Your Kids

According to studies, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children younger than 15 in Canada. Child safety seats, when installed and used correctly, can prevent injuries and save lives. In fact, young children who are properly restrained in car seats and booster seats have an 80 per cent lower risk of suffering from a

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Let’s Keep Our Bus and Truck Drivers Safe

The season is changing, and with it, so is the weather. But, through rain, sleet and snow, commercial drivers must brave the weather to make their deliveries on time. Though commercial drivers are subject to risks year around, just like drivers of passenger vehicles, those risks increase during the winter months due to traffic, weather and other factors. In 2012,

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Be Prepared: How to Create a Family Evacuation Plan

Natural disasters are awful enough on their own, but they become even worse when you and your family are not prepared to deal with them. Do you have a family evacuation plan? If the answer is no, then now is the time to create one. Here’s how to get started: 1. Know where to go. In the event that evacuation

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Summertime BBQs: Keeping your Guests Safe

Cookouts are a quintessential part of any summer. We love having guests over to BBQ! It is just nice to get everyone together to enjoy the sunshine and a frosty beverage. But as insurers, you know that we are always looking for way to reduce risks and there are a lot of potential dangers whenever you bring a group of

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