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Overland Water Damage – Are you protected?

Water from rivers or heavy rainfall can hit your home without warning. Are you prepared for the risk of overland water damaging your personal property?  The best time to review your water protection coverage options is before water damage occurs.  In terms of property damage, floods are considered the costliest natural disasters in Canada. Our Insurance professionals can offer qualifying homeown...

Landscaping Tips: Keep Your Basement Dry

Proper Landscaping can be one of the best ways to keep water away from your home. If you are planning a landscaping project this year take a look at these tips to help ensure your basement stays dry.   Keep Shrubs Away from the Foundation Avoid having shrubs that are directly next to your foundation. If you have shrubs in these areas, you might want to consider moving them completely. It is the s...

Sharing the Road - Cycling Safety

Published on June 2, 2020

Every year the amount of cyclists on the road tends to increase as more people are biking to work and recreationally. Both the cyclists and motorists must use caution when sharing the roadway and show each other mutual respect. In Manitoba, on average four cyclists are killed per year while 100 cyclists are injured.  It is recommended that motorists leave a one-metre distance when passing a cyclis...

Introducing the modern farmers’ insurance product, FarmFlex

Published on May 26, 2020

When you're busy running a farm, you don't have a ton of time to spend looking for the right insurance. That’s why we’re now offering FarmFlex: a flexible farm insurance product that provides coverage for your specific needs – all under one policy. FarmFlex covers not only your farm operations, home, and personal liability, it also protects your additional business operations, all under one policy...

Why You Need Tenant Insurance

Published on May 19, 2020

If you rent an apartment or house, tenant’s insurance is available to help you replace your belongings after a loss due to theft, fire, water damage or other insured perils. Insurance pays for extra costs to help you get back on your feet after a loss. It also protects you if someone gets hurt or someone else’s property is damaged because of your negligence. Here is why you need tenant insurance. ...

Buying Insurance should take you more than 10 minutes

Published on May 12, 2020

Between work, family and a never-ending to-do list, there’s not much time left to research and buy insurance. So how much time should you actually carve out to get the right coverage? Our partners at Wawanesa Insurance have put together some reasons why it may be in your best interest to speak to our insurance professionals. Speed is always a priority. It’s partly why digital insurance offerings s...

Boat Safety Tips

Published on May 7, 2020

Boating can be a favourite pastime to share with family and friends. But, no matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Here are 10 basic boating safety tips: Be Weather-wise Always check local weather conditions before departure - TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening cl...

Tips to Protect Your Basement from Flooding

Published on May 1, 2020

As the weather warms up and water starts to accumulate around your home, foundation cracks, leaky windows or incorrect grading can all lead to flood damage. This year, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to start assessing and preparing to protect their property. The potential for flooding in spring 2020 appears to be above normal, with numerous reports indicating higher-than-usual floodi...

Spring Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Published on April 20, 2020

With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is an excellent time of year to go through your home and do some cleaning and maintenance. We’ve put together an extensive list of indoor and outdoor spring maintenance tips.   Indoor Cleaning and Organizing Windows and Doors   Remove winter grunge and spring pollen by cleaning the glass on windows and doors. It’s best to tackle this chore on a...

COVID-19 - IMPORTANT UPDATE

TEMPORARY BRANCH CLOSURE The health and safety of our clients, staff and our communities is our top priority. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to evolve, One Insurance is evaluating the situation on a daily basis to ensure we are taking all the proper measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff, along with their families and local communities. For this rea...