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10 Things to do in Manitoba: January 31st - February 6th

The weather may be chilly but there's always a way to keep warm in the winter. Travel Manitoba has put together a list of 10 things you can do this week in Manitoba! 1. GET OUTSIDE Rent a kicksled, snowshoes or fat tire bike from Type Eh Bikes and enjoy the winter weather. Type Eh will bring your rented gear to you around Winnipeg, so you can easily get out on the frozen river or explore your favo...

Fire Hazards around your Home

While fire hazards around the home haven’t changed since the start of the pandemic, they’ve increased in number, according to Canada’s fire services — thanks to the fact we’re spending a lot more time at home these days. And with the rise of hybrid workforces, it’s likely this will continue to be a concern. Here are some of the most common fire hazards around the home, how to extinguish different ...

5 Reasons to Consider our Exclusive Off-Road Vehicle Insurance Program

If you're an avid snowmobiler, you're just chomping at the bit for more snow. While you wait, consider what your insurance options are for your sled. It has been long assumed that Public insurance is your only option for insuring your sled, but that is simply not true. While you are required to plate your sled to drive it off your private property, you have options when it comes to your physical d...

Protect Yourself From Email Fraud

Published on November 29, 2021

It's hard to imagine going through an entire day without using email or being online. Doing business online is now the standard, and – for most of us – the internet is part of our daily personal lives. When you add the fact that working remotely is now becoming far more common, it’s important for individuals and businesses alike to be aware of the ways cyber criminals are taking advantage of the s...

The Importance Of Winter Tires

Published on November 9, 2021

Winter is just around the corner which means it’s time to think about winter tires. Many people have opted to purchase winter tires since the introduction of the MPI Winter Tire finance program. MPI offers monthly payments on qualifying winter tires for up to 4 years at an interest rate of prime, plus two percent. You can finance up to a maximum of $2,000 per vehicle, and eligible costs include: ...

Halloween Safety Tips 2021

Halloween is fun for kids but can be scary for parents – especially if their kids are going out on their own. Generally speaking, children should go trick–or–treating with adult supervision at least until age 12. After this, some children may be mature enough to go in small groups as long as all safety rules are covered such as planning the route ahead of time and letting you know, using a buddy s...

Winterizing Your Boat

When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring.  Your first step in winterizing should be to make a checklist of all items that need to be accomplished. Check the o...

Tips for Closing the Cottage

Preparing your cottage for old man winter’s blustery arrival is an important process and can help to avoid a myriad of problems come spring. Regardless of whether you’ll be stopping by occasionally during the winter months to check on your cottage, or closing it down completely, following a checklist will safeguard against unpleasant surprises when you arrive in the spring. Here’s what needs atten...

Fall Home Maintenance Tips 2021

Published on September 21, 2021

Fall has arrived! Cold days are ahead so it's a good time to prepare your home for harsh winter conditions. Here are 10 tips to get your home winter ready. 1. Clean the Gutters An old plastic spatula makes a great tool for cleaning debris from gutters! It doesn't scratch up the gutter, and you can cut it to fit gutter contours with snips. Grime wipes right off the spatula too, making cleanup a bre...

10 Back-to-School Driving Safety Tips

With back-to-school in full swing, it’s important for drivers to be mindful about sharing the road with school buses and children walking to school. By following these tips from the Canada Safety Council, you can do your part to help keep the kids in your neighbourhood safe. Reduce your speed. Be more careful in residential areas where children are present. Respect speed limits in school zones and...