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Are You Prepared?

With warmer weather in the forecast snowmelts can cause flooding.  This happens when the melted snow or rainfalls exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas.

Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.

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PRESS RELEASE

The RRJ Insurance Group Ltd. is very pleased to officially announce the purchase of the Cambridge, Ontario location of All-Risks Insurance Brokers effective March 1, 2019. This All-Risks Insurance Brokers Cambridge branch will merge and operate under the name of Pioneer Insurance Brokers, A Division of RRJ Insurance Group Ltd.

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Home Matters

Did You Know?

If your home becomes uninhabitable for reasons covered in your tenant insurance policy, the insurance company will reimburse you for your temporary living expenses until you are able to find a new place to live. Tenant insurance is there to protect the belongings in your home and so much more.

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Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

Prevention Practices Can Help Reduce the Risk of Barn Fires

Ontario’s Government for the People unveiled valuable resources to help farmers reduce the risk of barn fires this winter, the time when most barn fires occur.

“As a former volunteer firefighter who has witnessed the devastation caused by barn fires, I am always saddened to hear when we face these kinds of losses on our farms,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “I highly encourage all farmers to learn more about the resources my ministry provides and to consult with their local fire departments or insurer on farm fire safety planning.”

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New Years Resolutions

In One Year and Out the Other—Making 2019’s Resolutions Last

“New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to motivate yourself and make positive life changes. However, sticking to resolutions like new diets or spending habits can take some serious dedication.”
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HOLIDAY AND WINTER DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

Driving during the holidays is even more dangerous than at other times of the year. Weather and road conditions can be hazardous – think snow, ice, fog and reduced visibility. In addition, there may be more than the usual number of impaired or fatigued drivers on the road as well as drivers who may be stressed by the holidays and thinking of things other than driving.

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Personal Lines Perspectives Newsletter

Life

Cold and flu season is upon us, and many Canadians will begin experiencing symptoms like sore throats, runny noses, coughs, fevers or muscle aches. While a trip to the doctor is important and can help you recover quickly, there are a number of supplemental home care strategies that can help you further recuperate.

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Auto Insights – Winter Tires

Auto and driver risk management tips provided by: FWO Insurance Brokers

Did You Know?

Wintery conditions can make roads difficult and even dangerous to traverse. In fact, winter driving can be so hazardous, some provinces like British Columbia have made winter tires mandatory on some roads. Prior to purchasing winter tires, it’s critical to understand your options and some general best practices.

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Understanding and Preventing Data Breaches

What do Kroger Co., Best Buy Canada, AbeBooks and major U.S. banks and credit card issuers like Barclays Bank and Capital One have in common? All these companies have been victims of a data breach in 2012, totalling millions of stolen records that include personal information such as social insurance numbers, credit card numbers and bank account numbers.

If your company handles critical assets such as customers’ personal data, intellectual property or proprietary corporate data, you are at risk of a data breach. It doesn’t matter if you are a Fortune 500 company or a small “ma and pa” shop, cyber thieves are always looking for their next score. It is often assumed that smaller businesses can escape attention from cyber crooks, but according to the Symantec SMB Threat Awareness Poll Global Results, 40 per cent of data breaches were at small to mid-sized businesses. No company of any size is completely safe from a data breach.

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