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5 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

Winter may seem like the off-season when it comes to home maintenance. After all, there’s usually no leaves to rake or grass to cut. But, homeowners who put winter maintenance duties on the back burner are making a serious seasonal mistake that could come back to bite them later. Check out this list of the five winter maintenance mistakes homeowners make to ensure that you’re not overlooking somet...

Steer Your Way Through Deer Season Safely

Fall months are among the most active for deer. Dusk, as the sun begins to fall and when visibility is lower, is when you’re most likely to encounter a deer on the roadways. Sunrise accidents are also common.  Here are some tips to help you (and the deer) stay safer this fall driving season. Stay focused Modern life brings both convenience and distractions, including cell phones, navigation devi...

Safe Halloween Driving Tips to Protect Trick-or-Treaters

If you find yourself out on the roads this Halloween, it’s important to stay alert and be mindful that you’re sharing the road with excited trick-or-treaters who only have candy on the brain. Here are our best safety tips to ensure you and the kids in your neighborhood make it home safely. WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING1. Drive slowly: Anytime you’re driving in residential or school areas where children are ...

Tips For Closing the Cottage

Closing the cottage in the fall is an important task for every cabin owner. Here is a good checklist to help you winterize the cabin. Outside The Cabin Winter preparations are made easier when you follow the right steps. Doing a proper job when closing the cottage for the winter season means you will have a more enjoyable weekend opening up the cabin in the spring. Cabin Windows Board up ...

5 Weekend Tasks to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

As summer comes to an end, it’s important for homeowners to begin thinking about getting their house ready for the cooler temperatures that come with fall. These 5 tasks will help you make sure everything is in working order. Schedule Furnace Maintenance Don’t wait for a chilly fall night to discover your HVAC system is not operating efficiently. Schedule an appointment now with a professional for...

Back to School Safety Tips

Published on September 6, 2022

It's back to school time!  As school doors open, traffic gets a little heavier on our streets. People are back from holidays, school buses and public transit are on regular routes, and more people are walking, cycling or driving to school.  To help with the transition and share the roads safely, read our safety tips. Help everyone stay safe this school year!  Observe School Zone Speeds  Although y...

Backyard Recreation Safety

Playing outside is important as it helps with a child’s development, well-being and provides exercise. Watching your child while they are playing in the backyard is important because dangers can be present, especially if you have a swimming pool or trampoline.  Owning a backyard pool comes with the responsibility of ensuring its safe use. Here are some tips from our partners at Red River Mutual...

End Of Summer Road Trip

Many families are hitting the road one last time before school starts. But before you get behind the wheel, check out our road trip safety tips: Focus On The Road 1 in 20 Canadian drivers is using a cell phone while driving. That one statistic alone is enough to increase your risk of getting into an accident on your road trip.  Share driving time After a full day of driving, you will most likely b...

It's Hail Season. Are You Prepared?

Hail season generally runs until September in the Prairie provinces. Severe storms with hail, lightning, strong winds and heavy rain are unpredictable and can strike quickly with devastating results. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reminds us to be aware and take action to prepare for potentially damaging storms. What's your hail risk? If you own a car and/or home, talk to our advisors to ensu...

Tips to Keep Cool and Safe This Summer

Published on July 11, 2022

Summer is the time of year to soak up a bit of that Prairie heat and sunshine while it lasts. Of course, there are also some of us who prefer to spend our summers in the cooler indoors. No matter how you plan to spend your time this season, it’s important you remember to keep cool and stay safe.  Enjoying the sunshine and heat outdoors? Don’t forget sunscreen (with an SPF of 15 or higher), sung...