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May 13, 2022

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month. The Government of Canada notes that it’s an opportunity t…

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May 5, 2022

Celebrate the Contributions of Jewish Canadians during Jewish Heritage Month this May

Jewish Heritage Month provides an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future gene…

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How to Run and Insure an RV Business

April 28, 2022

How to Run and Insure an RV Business

RVing has always been popular in Canada and the pandemic has increased its appeal. Starting…

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April 26, 2022

What are GICs and how do they work

A GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) is a safe and secure investment with very little r…

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April 26, 2022

The Sunniest and Least Sunny Places in Canada

Sunniest Canadian Cities Canada has beautiful summers that Canadians look forward to after a…

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April 19, 2022

Western team members talk about what diversity means to them

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge our differences, inc…

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April 13, 2022

More Than 1/5 of Canadians at Risk of a Gender or Racial Pay Gap

April is Celebrate Diversity Month and it’s an opportunity to learn about the contribu…

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Tips for first-time home and car insurance buyers

March 22, 2022

Tips for first-time home and car insurance buyers

You’re starting out and you need insurance for your home and car. You’ve done yo…

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Empower and Advocate for Inclusion on World Down Syndrome Day 2022

March 18, 2022

Empower and Advocate for Inclusion on World Down Syndrome Day 2022

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is on March 21 and advocates for the rights and inclusion of…

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Why You Need Travel Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 21, 2022

Why you need travel insurance during Covid-19

Travel insurance is an important part of preparing for your trip because your provincial hea…

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Keeping Rising Restaurant Insurance Costs Down

February 1, 2022

Keeping Rising Restaurant Insurance Costs Down

Rising insurance premiums are just one of the challenges the hospitality industry has had to…

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How to maintain your furnace year round

December 28, 2021

How to maintain your furnace year round

Canadians have four common types of furnaces – natural gas, oil, electric, or propane.…

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Tips for reducing restaurant insurance costs

December 20, 2021

Tips for reducing restaurant insurance costs

Rising insurance premiums are just one of the challenges the hospitality industry has had to…

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Safely Cleaning Your Sidewalk

December 16, 2021

Safely Cleaning Your Sidewalk

Shoveling the snow is one of the downfalls of a winter wonderland but it does not need to be…

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Are you traveling over the holidays?

December 16, 2021

Are you traveling over the holidays?

According to Statistics Canada, the number of trips made by Canadians from January to March…

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November 12, 2021

Tips for Safe Snowmobiling

Did you know that the first snowmobile was invented in 1935 by a mechanic from Valcourt, Que…

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October 10, 2021

Western Commemorates International Day of the Girl 2021

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. Former member of Parliament Rona Ambr…

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October 5, 2021

Do you know the history behind Latin American Heritage Month?

On June 21, 2018, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October as Latin American Heritage Mon…

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June 21, 2021

Why is National Indigenous History Month Important for all Canadians?

June is National Indigenous History Month and honors the diversity, heritage, and history of…

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May 25, 2021

Western celebrates the contributions of Asian-Canadians throughout history

Asian Heritage Month is in May in Canada and is a time to learn about the contributions and…

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May 14, 2021

Backyard heater and fireplace safety tips for you and your family

May 14, 2020. Backyards, decks, and patios are great for some family time and fire pits and…

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May 11, 2021

What is oilfield insurance and what does it cover?

The oil and gas industry is complex and requires specific coverage to ensure compliance and…

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April 23, 2021

It might not look cute, but the benefits of a pet life jacket for your dog are clear

Consider purchasing a life jacket for your dog for use on your boat and around the water. We…

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April 15, 2021

5 ways we can all honour Celebrate Diversity Month

Celebrate Diversity Month was started in 2004 as a way to honour diversity and you have all…

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April 13, 2021

Did you know that International Day of Pink is April 14th?

The Day of Pink takes place on the second Wednesday in April. It is the international day ag…

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March 29, 2021

5 safety tips for commercial kitchens you need to know about

A commercial kitchen can be an extraordinarily hazardous place to work and business to run.…

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March 25, 2021

Working from home? Keep ergonomic posture top of mind

As working from home becomes the new normal, many Canadians struggle with turning their home…

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February 19, 2021

How you can get involved in Pink Shirt Day

Western Financial Group team members take part in Pink Shirt Day 2020. Feb. 19, 2021. The la…

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February 11, 2021

What is the National Flag of Canada Day?

The iconic, instantly recognizable Canadian flag has been around for less than 60 years. The…

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February 11, 2021

Family Day in Canada and around the world

Feb. 11, 2021. Canadians in BC, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan celebrate F…

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February 3, 2021

How do I maintain and care for my hot water tank?

Bart Robinson is our Director of Market Relations at Western Financial Group. Your hot water…

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January 27, 2021

What is Groundhog Day?

The first Groundhog Day took place on February 2, 1887 at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawn…

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January 4, 2021

Top 5 tips for having a great cross country ski trip

Cross country skiing is a fun and healthy way to get outside in the winter. A few simple tip…

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December 14, 2020

What does an insurance rider cover?

What is an insurance rider? An insurance rider, or endorsement, is additional insurance that…

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December 10, 2020

What is home insurance and what does it cover?

Buying a house will probably be among the biggest investments you will ever make, and it is…

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December 10, 2020

Speak to your insurance broker about sports insurance for fitness professionals

What is sports insurance? Sports insurance for fitness professionals is coverage that every…

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December 2, 2020

What items should be included in an emergency roadside kit?

It is always important to be prepared in case your car breaks down or gets stuck in the snow…

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November 24, 2020

21,612 Alberta distracted tickets in the first 3 months of 2020

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA), along with member associations across C…

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November 5, 2020

Safe working from home tips to keep you happy and healthy

Many of you have been working from home because of the Covid-19 pandemic. While working from…

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November 5, 2020

Tips for tuning your vehicle when you have not driven it in a while

A combination of summer and COVID-19 might have meant that you walked or rode your bike more…

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October 28, 2020

Will you be trick-or-treating this Halloween?

We know 2020 has been tough with the ongoing pandemic. Yet, with Halloween Saturday, your ki…

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October 15, 2020

What does off-road vehicle (ORV) insurance cover?

What is off-road vehicle insurance? Off-road vehicle insurance can provide coverage for liab…

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October 15, 2020

Top ergonomic tips for working from home more safely

Ergonomics is arranging and designing things so that they can be used efficiently and safely…

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September 22, 2020

What is critical life insurance?

Standard health insurance does not provide enough coverage if you have a serious health emer…

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July 31, 2020

Where and how do you connect electric cars?

There are two kinds of electric vehicles available and they are becoming more common in Nort…

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June 29, 2020

Keep your car safe this hail season

Warm weather is finally here, and you are probably looking forward to barbeques, road trips…

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April 6, 2020

What does RESP mean?

A Registered Education Savings Plan, or RESP, is a tax-sheltered account that helps parents…

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March 24, 2020

What is no fault insurance?

Many US states and Canadian provinces have adopted no-fault insurance concepts into the trad…

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March 24, 2020

What does off-road vehicle insurance cover?

What is off-road vehicle insurance? After you leave your property, your homeowners’ in…

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March 24, 2020

What is trip cancellation insurance?

A large number of people each year make plans to travel. Sometimes plans do not work out, an…

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