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22Jan 2020
Month of Caring 2020

Cupid has already found his mark this coming February, but on a grander scale as Park Insurance has opened up its heart to those in need. Organized by Chelsea Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Park Insurance, together with the The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International (BC chapter), the Month of Caring is exactly as it […]

20Jan 2020
BC Strata Insurance Rates Rise - Premium / Deductible Increases 2020

Do you own a condo, duplex, townhouse, or other home within a strata subdivision? Then by now you know that your insurance rates are on the rise for 2020. Brokerages predict an average increase in insurance costs of approximately 25%, but at press there have been reports of some renewals increasing anywhere from 50% to […]

13Jan 2020
Top Weather Events British Columbia 2019-2020

History repeats itself. It’s a truism that often comes with unfortunate results, especially where weather patterns are concerned. 2019 was one of the most tumultuous years on record for Canada, and British Columbia experienced its fair share of “natural” phenomena to signal that climate change is the real deal and here to stay. For this […]

06Jan 2020
BC Driver Problems

British Columbia is unlike any other province in the country, and for the most part this is a good thing. That said, there is some unique baggage that we have to contend with that some other areas across the country can’t quite relate to, especially when it comes to road safety. Some are anecdotal and […]

27Dec 2019
Keyless entry vehicle

Statistics Canada consistently reports that British Columbia wears the unfortunate badge of horror as the automobile theft capital of Canada. As the year comes to a close some new automobile theft concerns are coming to light for BC drivers, those that will only grow with the arrival of 2020. While you should remain vigilant by […]

11Dec 2019
How to Prevent Distracted Walking

We devote a lot of time discussing how to prevent driver distraction, but there’s another epidemic that leads to motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians – walking while distracted. Sadly, some people have sustained significant injuries or worse as a result of being preoccupied while pounding the pavement. Last year, ICBC and local RCMP took steps […]

23Nov 2019
lawsuit christmas display

In our recent article about social host liability during the Holiday season we asked our readers to create a safe outdoor setting for guests as they arrive and depart from the premises. Today, we’re going to expand upon that concept as we edge towards December, for homeowners who plan on channeling their inner Clark Griswold […]

18Nov 2019
Driverless Cars Insurance Issues

If you live in BC and have watched the news at the onset of November then you’ve heard how everyone is up in arms about an autonomous Tesla that was “summoned” by its driver (loose term) in a Richmond BC mall parking lot. The vehicle was driving down the wrong lane and chased down by […]

10Nov 2019
ICBC Ride Hailing Insurance Updates for 2019-20

It’s about to get crowded out there, are you covered? Update January 24, 2020: RIDE-HAILING VEHICLES ARE NOW ON THE ROAD IN BC!  After a long journey, Uber and Lyft have finally arrived in Vancouver!  At Park Insurance, we have been following this developing story and our team is ready to assist you with all […]

08Nov 2019
ICBC Techpilot Telematics

For the uninitiated, vehicular telematics is a method that merges telecommunications and information engineering and applies it to road transportation and safety. It records data such as vehicle speed, turning, distance, and driver habits including sudden acceleration, quick braking, and more. Thanks to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, telematics platforms have […]