FUN & FACTS

Winter is Coming: Get Your Snowmobile Ready!

Winter is almost upon us and with it all the best winter activities – skiing, tobogganing, and making fresh tracks with your snowmobile. But before you can take your first ride, you’ll have to bring your sled out of hibernation and get it ready for an active, snowy season. While you should always consult the […]

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A Homeowner’s Winter Checklist

With the weather turning colder, you may be thinking about those cozy fall things; pumpkin pie, apple cider, your favourite sweater, and curling up by a warm fire. But it’s also time to start thinking about getting your home ready for winter, so you don’t end up with any uncomfortable surprises in the spring. Here […]

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Maintaining Your Wood Stove

The logs have been stacked, the temperature has dropped, and you’re ready to cozy up next to the warmth of the fire for the next few months. But did you make sure the stove and chimney are ready to run safely and efficiently all winter long? Before lighting up that first fire, make sure you’re […]

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This is Why We Love the Country!

We’ve been in this community for 142 years so to say that we love it is an understatement. It’s part of who we are! We’ve always been committed to giving back and making it a great place to live but we also appreciate its many simple pleasures. The people are friendly, there’s lots of space, […]

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Did You Know: It’s deer vehicle collision season!

We know you’re familiar with the deer crossing sign, but have you ever actually worried about a deer crossing the road? Whether you hit a large animal or it jumps into the side of your vehicle, wildlife collisions can cause serious injuries and damages. The likelihood of a deer collision more than doubles in the […]

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

It’s not often talked about, but identity theft can be a really serious issue. From stealing your mail to hacking your computer, there are a number of ways that someone can use your credentials for criminal activity, and they’re only getting more sophisticated. No matter how much you think you can spot a scam when […]

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Top Stops for Your Summer Road Trip

Have you been thinking about taking your family on a road trip this summer? No matter what direction you’re heading, Ontario has a lot to offer. It’s ‘Yours to Discover’ after all, so why not make the most of it? Here are some of the province’s can’t-miss summer stops: Niagara Region Ontario’s very own wine […]

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Make the Most of the Great Outdoors

Camping is a great way to take a break and be out in nature. And if you’re anything like us, you also love dreaming about nights around the campfire eating s’mores and other goodies! Are you preparing for a camping trip this summer? Whether your style is to rent a cottage by the lake, take […]

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New homebuyers: These equipment tips will save you money

Buying a new home can mean inheriting attached equipment and appliances, from its previous owner. Equipment and appliances can unexpectedly break down, costing you thousands in repair or replacement. To help save you money, here is a list of steps you can take when you move in, plus simple, ongoing maintenance tips. Continue Reading

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How to protect your home from electrical fires

Computers, mobile devices, smartphones, connected home technology, large televisions – all of these put a strain on your home’s electrical system. Find out if your home’s electrical system is under stress and how to prevent electrical fires. Continue Reading

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These simple devices can prevent water damage in your home

Did you know that water damage claims are now higher than fire claims? Leaky toilets, burst pipes and washing machine hoses can turn your home into a flooded mess. Simple, inexpensive devices, such as a water sensor and an automatic shut-off valve, can detect and even prevent water damage. Continue Reading

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New, free home inventory tool

When disaster strikes, access to a home inventory is vital. Without it, proving you’re insured for loss of property, jewelry, antiques, or valuable papers could be time consuming and frustrating. Inventory My Stuff is a free tool for policyholders provided through our partnership with MyHomeWorksTM. It’s a simple and secure way to catalogue and record the value of your possessions. Find out how to get started

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