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Vandalism Prevention for Your BC Business in 2022

Vandalism Prevention for Your BC Business in 2022

Random acts of vandalism are occurring all over BC in 2022. Psychologists point to pent up frustration from the lockdowns and restrictions over the last two years as a precursor to aggressive behavior. Recent social unrest is also an antecedent. Nothing is off limits...

How to Keep Bears from Damaging Your Property

How to Keep Bears from Damaging Your Property

Last week, a Coquitlam BC homeowner looked out of her window to find two black bears wrestling on her backyard trampoline. Don't believe it? The whole thing was recorded on video. While extremely amusing, the event is a big reminder that it's "bear season" in the...

3 Other Tips to Keeping Your Teenager Safer on the Road

3 Other Tips to Keeping Your Teenager Safer on the Road

A recent survey finds that 80 percent of drivers in Canada admit to driving distracted. A disproportionate number of them are under the age of 20. Even the CDC has weighed in, noting that across the world teenagers drive distracted more than any other age category....

How Cyclists Can Reduce Their Liability Risk on BC Roads

How Cyclists Can Reduce Their Liability Risk on BC Roads

Spring is in the air which brings more cyclists to BC roads. However, some may be averse to using pedal power as their primary commuter in light of recent news. Last week, headlines circulated throughout the province about a cyclist who was struck by a sports car and...

Is Your Car Covered for Extreme Weather?

Is Your Car Covered for Extreme Weather?

We've provided British Columbia drivers with numerous tips to safe driving despite wild weather. In following these guides, drivers are able to avoid accidents and subsequent damage and liability claims. But weather can do more than impact one's ability to safely...

Does Your Insurance Company Know Your Home Has a Tenant?

Does Your Insurance Company Know Your Home Has a Tenant?

Homeowners across BC leverage their properties to do more than grow equity. For many, a home is a source of income via the long and short term rental market alike. Some rent out their entire residence and live off-premises, while others take on a tenant in a basement...

Spring Break Insurance and Safety Tips 2022

Spring Break Insurance and Safety Tips 2022

For obvious reasons, it has been three years since we've published our otherwise annual guide to enjoying a safe and liability-free spring break. But now that BC Public Health Order (PHO) restrictions have been lifted on many spring break types of activities in the...

Are You Covered? Inflation’s Impact on your Insurance.

Are You Covered? Inflation’s Impact on your Insurance.

Canada's Consumer Price Index hit 5.1% at the start of 2022, reaching its highest level in 30 years. Inflation does more than raise the price of the goods that line the shelves of your local grocery store, it also impacts the insured value of your property. How is...

Business Interruption and Climate Change

Business Interruption and Climate Change

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently reported that insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $2.1 billion in 2021. Nary a province in Canada was spared from natural disasters, but BC took unfortunate top honors with nearly $700 million in...