Home Protection

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...

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...

Your Household Hailstorm Preparedness Plan

Your Household Hailstorm Preparedness Plan

Coming soon. Are you prepared? Hailstorm season runs from June to September in Alberta and the Prairies. Southeastern BC also gets a relatively significant share through the summer, as does the southern belly of Manitoba and Ontario. While many households are...

Building Costs are Skyrocketing! Are You Underinsured?

Building Costs are Skyrocketing! Are You Underinsured?

BC premier, John Horgan, recently remarked that price for lumber is ‘just off the charts’! Some sources state that lumber supplies for the construction of new single-family homes have tripled over the past year! Reconstruction Costs Are Skyrocketing! What You Need to...

Insurance Risks That Increase When Working from Home

Insurance Risks That Increase When Working from Home

The BC Health Minister may have laid out the province's restart plan (thank goodness!) but not everything will go back to normal. Many companies will continue to let staff work from home for a significant portion of the work week. Canadian Underwriter reports that 42%...