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Is Your Home Halloween Ready?

Is Your Home Halloween Ready?

All Hallows' Eve is upon us. While for most households this means adding finishing touches to the exterior and topping-off candy coffers, we want to remind you to be prepared for the scariest of possibilities - a threat to your homeowners insurance! Halloween is the...

Still Working from Home? Your Go-To Insurance Guide

Still Working from Home? Your Go-To Insurance Guide

For many of us, "temporary" working arrangements triggered by the pandemic have morphed into a permanent commute in our slippers. Stats Canada reports that 30% of the workforce works from home (WFH). This number is higher for many, with 45% of dual-income households...

Is it Really Necessary to Winterize Your Boat?

Is it Really Necessary to Winterize Your Boat?

Not exactly "winterized"! For most British Columbia boat owners, boating season has come to a close. Autumn is in full swing, winter is en route, and the lakes and waterways are far less enticing than they were in the spring and summer. Should you leave your...

BC Warming Prompts Urgency for Homeowners Insurance

BC Warming Prompts Urgency for Homeowners Insurance

At press, BC Lower Mainland residents are planning camping trips, beach days, and outdoor BBQs for the weekend ahead. The forecast certainly calls for it: Source: The Weather Network But wait a second, is that an 18-20°C range between October 2nd and 5th we're seeing?...

Protecting Your Home with Smart Technology

Protecting Your Home with Smart Technology

We recently looked at the boom in home upgrades over the last year. Most updates involved interior and exterior extensions and renovations to make bathrooms, kitchens, dining areas, and living spaces more usable and enjoyable. With more time spent at home these sorts...

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...