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Landscaping for Wildfire Prevention

Landscaping for Wildfire Prevention

We're in the middle of summer, and at press, there are nearly 300 active wildfires in the province. In the Southern Okanagan Valley, a State of Emergency has been declared and evacuations orders have been issued, displacing hundreds of homeowners in the process....

Your Tenant Insurance Resource Guide 2021-22

Your Tenant Insurance Resource Guide 2021-22

Tenants rights have been a hot topic over the past 18-months. Last annum, the BC government offered assistance with a Temporary Rental Supplement Program, while the 2020 freeze on rent increases is being extended to the end of 2021. On July 1st of this year, the BC...

Forgot How to “Do” Summer? Here’s a Safety Refresher

Forgot How to “Do” Summer? Here’s a Safety Refresher

BC is in Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan, which comes with a return to a large number of freedoms we enjoyed prior to the events of 2020. It just so happens that this coincides with the onset of summer. While every household will move forward responsibly with...

How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

Summertime temperatures are hitting record highs across BC, and we're just getting started on the season. Meteorologists predict a scorcher ahead, and while you may have taken steps to beat the heat for the upright members of your households, your other companions...

How to Keep Your Cool While Driving on the Highway This Summer

How to Keep Your Cool While Driving on the Highway This Summer

This isn't an article about how to stave-off road rage (but we have covered that). Instead, we want you to keep your cool while driving in a more literal sense. BC is in the midst of its first official heat wave of the summer, and meteorologists predict that we're in...

EV Driver Alert: How to Avoid Range Anxiety

EV Driver Alert: How to Avoid Range Anxiety

The top stressor for electric vehicle (EV) drivers is range anxiety. Range anxiety references the negative mental and emotional state experienced by those who constantly worry about whether or not their battery charge is sufficient enough to take them over long...

Your Household Hailstorm Preparedness Plan

Your Household Hailstorm Preparedness Plan

Coming soon. Are you prepared? Hailstorm season runs from June to September in Alberta and the Prairies. Southeastern BC also gets a relatively significant share through the summer, as does the southern belly of Manitoba and Ontario. While many households are...

Building Costs are Skyrocketing! Are You Underinsured?

Building Costs are Skyrocketing! Are You Underinsured?

BC premier, John Horgan, recently remarked that price for lumber is ‘just off the charts’! Some sources state that lumber supplies for the construction of new single-family homes have tripled over the past year! Reconstruction Costs Are Skyrocketing! What You Need to...

Insurance Risks That Increase When Working from Home

Insurance Risks That Increase When Working from Home

The BC Health Minister may have laid out the province's restart plan (thank goodness!) but not everything will go back to normal. Many companies will continue to let staff work from home for a significant portion of the work week. Canadian Underwriter reports that 42%...