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11Feb 2019
Protecting Your Store from Snow Melt

In typical Lower Mainland fashion snow decided to hold off until February to rear its frosty head, and here we are once again in the middle of a winter wonderland with the official arrival of spring just weeks away. The timing leads to an inevitable conclusion for most of British Columbia – snow melt. For […]

06Feb 2019
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Unless you were hiding underground with the groundhogs last week you probably caught wind of the false slip and fall incident in New Jersey that made headlines around the world, including here in BC. Surveillance video captured a contractor blatantly staging an accident and injury at his workplace. The man grabbed ice, tossed it on […]

28Jan 2019
Phishing Liability

Earlier this month it was reported that accounts of Coast Capital Savings members were compromised in a cyber attack, with criminals making away with hundreds of thousands of dollars. In this attack, many account holders fell prey to phishing – a cyber crime tactic that tricks victims into giving up sensitive information including usernames, passwords, PINS, and […]

21Jan 2019
Safe Driving with Dogs

Greater Vancouver ranks among the top cities in the country for having the most pampered dog population, according to recent data from Amazon Canada. One walk around the city and you’ll see for yourself as you’ll find nearly as many pups in strollers as you do tots. Given this penchant for poodle pampering people are […]

18Jan 2019
Avalanche Safety Tips for Drivers in BC

Avalanche warnings are in full effect for the south coast, Vancouver Island mountains, and through most of east-central and southeastern British Columbia as we enter the new year. While there are many safety tips going out to skiers, snowboarders, and homeowners/visitors within respective resort communities, all drivers on elevated roads leading to/from BC need to be […]

16Jan 2019
How to Drive in Fog - Safe Driving Tips

The BC south coast has started the new year under a blanket of mist. While autumn is considered to be official “fog season” in the province, the natural phenomenon can persist at any time of the year and occurrence is highly contingent upon region. For instance, fog along the Vancouver Island coast is very common in the […]

07Jan 2019

The new year is upon us and that means many of you are setting resolutions for 2019. One of them is to tighten up ship when it comes to household finances, and as you know, insurance premiums and potential liabilities can play a significant role in this regard. Bottom line, you want to make sure […]

19Dec 2018
Why You Should Take a Driver Refresher Test

image: courtesy of ICBC Looking for a good New Year’s resolution? How does a driver refresher test sound? OK, so it may not be as fun as your pledge to travel more and other self help initiatives but it is just as worthy of your attention if not more so. From city streets to highways, […]

12Dec 2018

Last month, many BC residents and health professionals learned that concussions and mental health injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents are to be considered “minor injuries” under ICBC’s new pain and suffering cap ($5,500) on claims. While drivers certainly didn’t need another reason to avoid receiving or causing head trauma, the new rules set by the […]

10Dec 2018
Commercial Business Risks That Increase in the Winter

The winter may offer BC retailers lucrative opportunities to increase sales as seasonal shoppers walk the sidewalks of commercial districts with their wallets open. However, the time of the year also presents unique risks to brick and mortar shops, making insurance coverage a hot topic behind the counter. Today, Park Insurance is here with some […]