Tis the season for celebrating! Here are some tips to get you through the season safely: - stay in the kitchen while cooking, if you have to leave - turn off the stove - if you are lighting candles, please blow them out when you leave the...

Now is the time of year you start to think about snow. It's also the time of year you start to think about snow tires. Remember to have the wheel nuts re-torqued after 50km to 100km once you have changed the tires from your summer to winter....

Soon the colours will be changing; and with that the weather.  We have seen some severe storms already this summer that felled trees and flooded basements.  If you happen to have trees in your yard, its time to inspect their health before winter comes and...

Be sure to call your broker before you move; even if you are only going to be renting, its important to make sure you are properly covered. BEFORE MOVING 1. Should my insurer be told about a move, even if I’m renting? Whether you are a tenant or...

Don't forget to ask your broker about travel insurance. Even if you are staying in Canada; medical costs can add up and OHIP may not cover them. Consider the following examples of real claims. Marcella grabbed her luggage from the plane’s overhead bin after landing...

Planning a trip this summer? Remember these simple rules when planning your trip: - Since most break-ins occur during the day, have a neighbour or friend collect your mail and newspapers daily. Leaving them to pile up may alert a burglar that you are away. Having...

  In 1977 Ron purchased the brokerage from Loreen Rice in Hawkestone. She stayed on for the first two years and the name was changed to Rice-Johnston Insurance Agency. After two years, Loreen retired and the business moved into Orillia. In 1978 Doug Johnston joined forces with Ron as the...

  Considering taking a ride in an Uber cab?  Considering becoming an Uber driver? Take a look at this:http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/auto/Pages/ridesharing-info.aspx  The Superintendent of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has approved fleet auto insurance coverage for the following ridesharing companies: Uber - policy provided by Intact Insurance (came...

  Now is the time to protect your house from water damage!  Pay attention to both interior and exterior areas as you walk around the house. Common culprits are: debris blocking eaves troughs and downspouts debris blocking drains near basement doors broken, poorly maintained, or worn out...