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November 13, 2018

Remember Drinking and Driving? New Rules Won’t Let You Forget

The federal government has been hard at work strengthening the rules around drunk driving, and is set to roll out some new tools on that front in an apparent follow-up to cannabis legalization, as if telling Canadians, “No, that’s still not OK either.” Read more

5 Mistakes New Truck Drivers Make in Winter, and How to Avoid Them

November 4, 2018

Avoiding trucking accidents in the winter is a top priority for all truckers, their employers, and the public.

While it may be impossible to staff an entire fleet with seasoned million mile drivers, there are some common mistakes new drivers make that can be easily trained for and avoided, especially in the winter. Read more

Brokerage of the Year – Mitchell & Whale Definitely Does Not Suck

November 2, 2018

Mitchell & Whale’s (M&W’s) big win at the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) awards is the classic story of the overnight success that was ten years in the making. Read more

The Merits of Minding Your Home Business

October 30, 2018

You figure you’ll start a little business from home to supplement the family income, do you?

Maybe you’ve given up that job in retail sales to babysit some neighbourhood kids after discovering just how much a second child in daycare eats into the take-home pay; or Read more

What You Need to Know About the Sikh Motorcycle Helmet Exemption

October 29, 2018

Motorcycles have been in the news again in Ontario, with the government announcing that motorcycle helmets will be optional for Sikh riders in the province. Read more

Taking the Bite out of Winter Property Damage

October 27, 2018

The Ho! Ho! Ho! spirit associated with the start of winter can easily turn into woes as extreme weather conditions result in severe property damages. Are insureds – both homeowners and commercial landlords – adequately prepared for extreme weather in terms of risk mitigation as well as awareness of their insurance coverage? Read more

So You Want to Rent Out Your Basement – 5 Things to Think About

October 24, 2018

It can seem like easy money, but before you list your “basement apartment” on Kijiji, there are a few things you need to know. Read more

Keeping A Step Ahead Of “Slip and Fall” Liability Exposures

October 22, 2018

Avoid the insurance, legal, and municipal financial pitfalls associated with slip and fall risk exposure. Read more

Driving High? Here’s What You Get

October 17, 2018

As of June 21, 2018, new Canadian laws impose stiff penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs, giving police officers lots of new powers to catch high drivers, and make sure they pay the price.

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This $10 Part Could Save You Thousands of Dollars in Water Damage

October 15, 2018

What!? Am I reading this correctly – a simple fixture that costs about $10, which is available in nearly any hardware store, can save me big time in terms of possible water damage to my home as well as insurance premiums. Sign me up!

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