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June 3, 2020

SGI: Speeding and work zones – Here’s what you need to know

Did you know that driving 100km/h Speeding past an emergency vehicle with lights flashing results in a $570 ticket and 3 demerits? Many drivers go over […]
May 28, 2020

What insurers do – and don’t – owe restaurants during COVID-19

Buying insurance is placing a bet you’d rather not have to collect on. It’s hoping for the best but planning for the worst. We pay monthly […]
May 28, 2020

COVID 19 aid programs will have to end, others to be modified, Trudeau says

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid programs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]
May 28, 2020

SGI: Speeding and work zones – Here’s what you need to know

Speeding… Did you know that driving 100km/h past an emergency vehicle with lights flashing results in a $570 ticket and 3 demerits? Many drivers go over […]
May 21, 2020

Meal delivery drivers often not insured if using personal car, broker warns

Most personal auto insurance policies don’t cover vehicles for food or package delivery… Meal delivery drivers often not insured. Drivers making deliveries for some popular food delivery […]
May 4, 2020

How to save on car insurance through COVID-19

So.. How to save on car insurance through Covid-19… As COVID-19 continues to impact families and businesses across the country, Economical Insurance has enhanced its response […]
April 29, 2020

What happens when natural disaster strikes during a pandemic?

The excerpted article was written by Nicole Bogart CTVNews.ca  TORONTO — While much of the country is consumed with the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, several communities […]
April 22, 2020

Ontario gave auto insurers the green light to lower premiums

The Ontario government on Thursday cleared the way for auto insurers to lower premiums during the COVID-19 pandemic and put them on notice that they are […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 and business insurance

These are uncertain and challenging times. With COVID-19 causing global concern, we understand many Canadians will have questions related to commercial insurance. IBC has produced a […]
April 7, 2020

Liz Weston: What to do when you can’t pay your bills: coronavirus

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be profound. Many people are already losing jobs, with unemployment jumping at a record pace… wondering what to […]
April 2, 2020

Insurance companies predict changes to virtual care after COVID 19

By Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ When COVID-19 started spreading through Canada, the president of one of the country’s largest insurance companies was thinking […]
March 30, 2020

Insurance Continuing Education Options for Remote Licensees

More and more Canadian businesses are asking their employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many insurance brokers are now working remotely, and companies […]
March 30, 2020

Lost your income due to COVID-19? Here’s what to do next

The excerpted article was written by Rosa Saba Calgary Bureau Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic causes businesses across the country […]
March 24, 2020

Trudeau points to bailout for help for renters facing financial crunch

By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal officials are looking at ways to get money to community housing providers and the nation’s renters, who […]
March 24, 2020

RCMP say COVID-19 no excuse for expired auto insurance, drivers licences

The excerpted article was written by CBC News ICBC is moving transactions like auto insurance renewals online and over the phone as a way to avoid in-person […]
March 24, 2020

Regulatory and Advisory Signs

Drivers are often confused about the difference between a regulatory sign and an advisory sign. A regulatory sign generally has black characters or symbols on a […]
March 13, 2020

What To Do When You Receive a Force Majeure Claim – Coronavirus

Start with the Clause – Coronavirus Coronavirus… A force majeure clause is a common inclusion to contracts for protecting parties from impairment caused by extraordinary or extreme […]
March 9, 2020

Making Safe Lane Changes

Safe Lane Changes… Mirror, signal, shoulder check, move. These are the four steps for a successful lane change. Simple enough one would expect, until you watch […]
March 6, 2020

Canada’s largest airlines waiving fees to change flights because of coronavirus

TORONTO _ Canada’s largest airlines are waiving change fees in light of concerns about the novel coronavirus. Air Canada says a one-time change is permitted for […]
March 2, 2020

Why is cannabis so expensive in some provinces? Don’t ask Statistics Canada

To evaluate cannabis legalization’s progress and success, Canadians need good information about legal product sales. Unfortunately, most provincial cannabis agencies keep results overly secret. And some […]
February 28, 2020

4 tricks the wealthy use to reduce taxes that ordinary Canadians can try

Looking to learn the four tricks the wealth use to reduce taxes? Here are a few ideas: Sheltering investment income For any Canadian with the ability […]
February 26, 2020

Tips on Buying a Car from a Different Province

Get Tips on Buying a Car… For various reasons, you might want to buy a new or used vehicle in a province that’s not the province […]
February 20, 2020

MADD Canada asks Ontario to investigate reports of new licence plates problems

TORONTO _ Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada is asking the Ontario government to review an apparent problem with its new licence plates that makes them difficult […]
February 17, 2020

Let’s Block the Road!

Lets Block the Road… When I was posted in the Okanagan in the 1990s I was answering phones in the detachment dispatch office. A caller from […]
February 13, 2020

Do I need a licence to drive on private property?

The excerpted article was written by JASON TCHIR | THE GLOBE AND MAIL INCLUDES CORRECTION I recently bought a place down in Nova Scotia with 20 acres of […]
February 12, 2020

Province provides green light to automobile insurance hikes

Here we go… automobile insurance hikes yet again… The excerpreted article was written by Brian Passifiume | Toronto Sun  Regardless to be amongst Canada’s most dependable motorists, Ontario […]
February 7, 2020

Can you cancel a flight due to fear of Coronavirus?

TORONTO — Travellers are growing increasingly nervous and concerned as the novel Coronavirus continues to spread globally. People working in the travel industry tell CTV News […]
February 3, 2020

Cyclists not required to be insured anywhere in the world

Did you know… Cyclists not required to be insured anywhere in the world The excerpted article is from the Cowichan Valley Citizen  Insurance is available for bicyclists […]
January 30, 2020

Buyers move to used vehicles as new autos hit record prices

By Tom Krisher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ The average sale price of a new vehicle hit a record of just over $39,000 late last year, […]
January 28, 2020

Ontario: Insurance impasse puts snowmobile season on thin ice

A dispute over insurance is putting the recreational snowmobile season in eastern Ontario on thin ice. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), whose members operate and maintain […]