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Tips to Fun (and Safe) Camping With Your Dog

Tips to Fun (and Safe) Camping With Your Dog

Camping was traditionally a summer-centric activity in BC, but it has become common for residents to take to the woods deep into the autumn season. Some do so for peace and quite (as summer crowds have gone home) while others in certain regions (BC Interior) have had...

Are Your Collectibles Covered?

Are Your Collectibles Covered?

Collectibles fall under a unique category as household possessions. They are not necessarily antiques, and in some cases, value is a perception versus reality. There is also the question as to when possessions become a collection. Do you have to own three, four, five,...

Wildfire Smoke and Ash Protection Plan

Wildfire Smoke and Ash Protection Plan

We're in the middle of wildfire season in BC, and unfortunately it has exceeded expectations as entire communities have been devastated throughout the interior of the province. In response, municipalities and the media alike have stepped up to inform homeowners about...

Are You Covered for Recent Upgrades to Your Home?

Are You Covered for Recent Upgrades to Your Home?

Home renovations and upgrades boomed over the last year. Some households, unable to spend their discretionary earnings on vacations and concert tickets, opted to enhance rooms, basements, and outdoor decks for entertainment and leisure. Those who were forced to work...

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...