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Protect Your Vacant Property

Are you spending this summer at the cottage? Or do you have an out-of-province property that you won’t be able to visit due to travel restrictions? If you’re leaving any property unoccupied for longer than usual, you can take steps now to avoid unnecessary risk and costs.  Our partners at Wawanesa Insurance have put together a checklist of best practices can help to reduce risks and losses on your...

Top Beaches to check out this Summer in Manitoba

Published on July 21, 2020

2020 is the year of the staycation giving us a chance to explore our own province. Manitoba is home to some amazing beaches. We’ve put together a list of some of the top beaches to check out this summer. Grand BeachIf white sand is your thing, take a day trip to Grand Beach. Go for a dip in the water, see the sand dunes, or visit the boardwalk for a complete beach-vacation feel. Patrica BeachPat...

ATV Safety Tips

ATVs provide safe and exciting opportunities for families and groups to enjoy the outdoors. Although most ORV (Off-Road Vehicle) owners ride responsibly, more than 100 Manitobans are injured or killed in ORV collisions each year. Enjoy a safe ride by following these tips for operating your ATV: Eye protectionEye protection should be used with full face or open face helmets. Regular sunglasses do n...

Insuring Your Seasonal Location

Published on July 7, 2020

How Is Your Cottage Used? Like your home, your cottage is one of your most valuable assets. How much time do you spend there? Do you use it year-round? Do you rent it out at some point during the year? The answers to these questions are important when you are considering what type of insurance coverage to buy for your cottage. Insurers take into consideration how frequently your property is used,...

Are Your Crops Protected?

Published on June 30, 2020

You can’t predict the weather, but you can always count on us to help you deal with it. In our 65 years of experience dealing with farm insurance, we’ve seen a storm or two. With the severity of the weather increasing year over year, you want to make sure your investment is covered from damages caused by summer storms. At One Insurance, we offer you peace of mind to protect your investment with a ...

Is Your Insurance Policy Right For You?

There’s no “one size fits all” insurance policy, so it is important to understand your policy. Whether it’s the limit of coverage on your home or property or if you have broad or comprehensive coverage, these are all items you should know and understand. What’s Your Coverage? Do you have comprehensive or broad coverage?  Comprehensive - All risk coverage on your home and the contents. This is rec...

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...