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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%...

BC Wildfire Preparedness 2021

BC Wildfire Preparedness 2021

Every year we remind BC homeowners to prepare for wildfire season, and with the summer fast approaching it's time for us to weigh in once again. The importance is echoed even more so this time around, as this coming week marks the 5 year anniversary of the Fort...

Why Single Parents Need to Rethink Their Insurance Coverage

Why Single Parents Need to Rethink Their Insurance Coverage

British Columbia ranks third (behind Ontario and Quebec) when it comes to the number of single parent households in a province. But even though you may share this distinction with nearly 220,000 other BC families, you may feel alone from time to time. You have a world...

How to Protect Your Stuff in Storage At Home

How to Protect Your Stuff in Storage At Home

Does your house or condo have a dedicated space for storage? While it's nice to keep your infrequently used possessions and collections on-site versus an off-site facility, storing items at home often creates a false sense of security. This can lead to damage or theft...