MUTUAL EXPERIENCE

Lock it, or lose it

Summer is a prime time of year to be targeted for a home or car theft, and break in. Homes are empty more frequently as people go on summer vacations and are outside doing activities. Many people are also in the habit of leaving their vehicle windows down and/or leaving the engine running. For obvious […]

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Sump Pumps – Maintenance Tips

Sump pumps can be the difference between expensive repairs from water damage (flooding) or a dry basement. Spring is always a good time to put in place your yearly check and maintenance of your sump pump while you also are working on seasonal chores. It is also a good idea to be prepared to prevent […]

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Spring Cleaning and Maintenance

With spring around the corner and the days warming up it is an excellent time to start thinking about cleaning your home and getting your equipment ready for summer. Items such as your lawnmower, summer toys like ATV’s, and BBQ’s all need to be maintained and checked before taking them out of the garage. Likewise, […]

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ATV Proper Use and Care

With spring and summer around the corner, many people are anxious to get their ATV’s out and on the trails. Taking the time to prep your vehicle is important to help insure its longevity and increase your enjoyment while keeping safe at the same time. Below are some tips to get your vehicle in trail […]

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Smoke and CO Detectors

Working smoke alarms and CO Detectors regularly save lives!!!! Even so, many home fire deaths are often due to inadequate warning from alarms that did not sound. Alarms may have been disconnected; batteries may have been dead or removed. It is vital to understand that smoke alone, may not wake you up at night, and […]

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Extension Cords

Typically, most households have an overabundance of electrical devices and lack the number of plugs needed to satisfy them all. Extension cords come to the rescue many a time, but also can be a fire and electrical hazard if used incorrectly! You always need to consider using extension cords properly to avoid personal injury or […]

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Preparing for Emergencies

Our usual day to day lives don’t typically (or at least we hope not) involve an emergency. Thinking about emergency preparedness may fall to the back of our minds, until it is needed – which far too often, is too little too late. There are many things one considers when tragedy may strike but being […]

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Social Media Use for Children and Teens

The prevalence of social media has a huge impact on society; especially on developing children.  As a role model and guardian to our children, it is as important as ever for parents to ensure their safety and privacy online. We are surrounded by a digital culture that encourages transparency online; but with that transparency comes […]

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Snow Plow Pre-Cautions

Winter, it is here! We have moved into the time of year when the natural beauty of snow and ice starts to shape into very cold days with unwanted ice, slush and snow drifted highways. Driving in snowy weather conditions is stressful, needing all of your focus; including not losing your cool while snow removal […]

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GETTING READY FOR WINTER

Getting ready and prepared for winter! The leaves have changed, the days are growing ever shorter, and there is a cold nip in the air! It is time to admit that even fall is coming to a close and that winter is quickly on its way. Preparing your home and vehicles for this cold season […]

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FEATURED AGENT – BETH HACKETT INSURANCE AGENCY

Name: Beth Hackett Hometown: Wyoming, ON Job/Position: Business Owner and Principal Agent Hobbies: Spending endless hours watching my son’s sports, dining with friends and anything happening on the water. Favourite Food: Meals prepared by others! Quotes to live by: “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never […]

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Furnace Care and Maintenance

With the days getting shorter and the weather turning colder there is the obvious desire to start turning up the heat indoors. But before you crank it up, you should stop for a moment to think about furnace care and maintenance. In the ideal world we would never have to give a second thought to […]

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