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February 23, 2021

If you are stopped by the police, just what is it that the officer is entitled to do?

If you are stopped by the police, just what is it that the officer is entitled to do? This is a simple enough question, and one […]
February 12, 2021

Lack of Mufflers

There sometimes seem to be two types of people when it comes to the sounds emitted by vehicle exhaust systems… aka Mufflers: those who hate it […]
February 3, 2021

Those Blinding Blue Headlights

Those Blinding Blue Headlights… The situation may be from one of three causes: poor design, a standard high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp or an improper retrofit. […]
January 27, 2021

Business leaders can learn from political vacation scandal, experts say

The ongoing controversy involving politicians who ignored travel warnings over the holidays holds important lessons for Canadian business executives, according to experts in public relations and […]
January 21, 2021

Do You Know Someone Who Should Not be Driving?

I often hear comments that a friend or family member should not be driving. This person is usually either an older driver or a person suffering […]
January 15, 2021

Employers clamp down on ‘ambiguous’ mask rules as more infections tied to workplaces

On the factory floor, masks were optional. Until last month, workers at TEC Business Solutions’s corrugated packaging plant in Mississauga, Ont. donned a mask, underwent a […]
January 15, 2021

Buying home insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

Purchasing home insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture and paint colours, but it’s a critical part of the home-buying process. Your homeowners insurance policy is […]
December 17, 2020

Following Too Closely

Ask a lawyer who specializes in collision litigation and they will tell you that the most frequent collision type they deal with is a rear end […]
December 17, 2020

Snow Removal Equipment

Knowing how to behave around snow removal equipment when you encounter it on the highway is important for both your safety and that of the equipment […]
December 17, 2020

Dogs Don’t Drive!

Your dog may be licenced, but it isn’t a licence to drive a vehicle reminds a reader. This person was concerned about the number of human […]
December 9, 2020

4 steps to pet-proof your holiday tree this season

Watch your Pets this Christmas… Trees decorated with bright lights and ornaments are key part of many holiday celebrations. It’s important to protect pets from any […]
December 9, 2020

Drinking and Driving Zero Tolerance

I wrote this article back in 2004. Since then the B.C. government has enacted the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program, reducing the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for […]
November 26, 2020

Ontario promises action to address rising insurance rates as critics urge regulation

TORONTO _ Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what […]
November 26, 2020

Why don’t we have pay-per-mile auto insurance in Canada?

 I see ads on American TV for pay-per-mile insurance, where you just pay for how much you drive. The ads sound great; it really makes sense, […]
November 18, 2020

Drive Safe. Drive Less. Save Money

As Canada deals with a global pandemic and rising household debt, Goose Insurance warns that most Canadians can’t afford further financial setbacks caused by a life-threatening illness. VANCOUVER, […]
November 18, 2020

More than ever before, Canadians are facing financial risk

As Canada deals with a global pandemic and rising household debt, Goose Insurance warns that most Canadians can’t afford further financial setbacks caused by a life-threatening illness. VANCOUVER, […]
October 29, 2020

Some long term care homes can’t get insurance, could be force to close

Ontario’s long-term care homes are having trouble securing liability insurance for COVID-19, a situation that could force some of them to close, a group representing more […]
October 29, 2020

Canadian Drivers: Do Ontario Insurance Laws Have Extraterritorial Effect?

Ontario Insurance Laws… Revisiting Unifund v ICBC in the 2020 case of Travellers v. CAA, 2020 ONCA 382 In the case of Unifund Assurance Co. v. Insurance […]
October 14, 2020

CRA to withhold tax from new Covid-19 benefits

Unlike the CERB, new benefits will be subject to 10% tax at source The excerpted article was written By Rudy Mezzetta The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will […]
October 14, 2020

Toronto hospital network says 150 patients affected by data breach

TORONTO _ A Toronto hospital network says about 150 patients have been affected by a data breach in which their medical records were allegedly used in […]
September 23, 2020

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

People may have found it odd when thieves made off with truckloads of hot tubs and beef within days of each other in rural Alberta, but […]
September 23, 2020

Suspicious activity found on 48,000 CRA accounts after cyberattacks

The Treasury Board of Canada says it has uncovered suspicious activities on more than 48,000 Canada Revenue Agency accounts following cyberattacks in July and August. The […]
September 8, 2020

Police ask drivers to leave their phone alone

More than one in four fatal crashes on the roads involve distracted driving, which is why police and ICBC continue to combat this dangerous driving behaviour […]
September 4, 2020

Drivers stay safe this Labour Day weekend

Let’s face it — 2020 has been pretty darned hard. It’s only natural to try to squeeze the last bit of fun out of summer this […]
August 30, 2020

Thousands of CRA and government accounts disabled after cyberattack

OTTAWA _ Federal authorities were scrambling for answers over the weekend after revealing that hackers used thousands of stolen usernames and passwords to fraudulently obtain government […]
August 18, 2020

I’ll Drive if I Want to

I watched a television news story about a traffic collision that interviewed family members exiting the courthouse. One of the people lamented that if the known […]
August 10, 2020

Police focus on impaired drivers for August Traffic Safety Spotlight

Even though 2019 was a record low year for the number of people killed and injured in impaired drivers collisions in the province, the work isn’t done. It’s […]
August 3, 2020

Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage

Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out for a lifeline from insurers that in turn contend […]
July 31, 2020

Vacation properties see spike in demand as people look for safe getaways

Vacation properties see spike… Like many realtors working Canada’s recreational markets, David Jurek says he’s seen properties move unusually quickly since the start of COVID-19. The […]
July 28, 2020

COVID-19 isolation could mean more vehicles, more accidents but how?

You wouldn’t think the COVID-19 pandemic would have much of an impact on motor vehicle accidents given the stay-an-home measures being suggested across the province. However, […]