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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…


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…


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…


November 5, 2021

What is the Impact of Solar Flares?

At 11:35 a.m. EDT, on October 28, 2021, an X1 solar flare launched a coronal mass ejection i…


November 2, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware?

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in ransomware attacks…


October 28, 2021

Travel with confidence - Covid-19 travel Insurance

Whether you're a snowbird ready to flock south for some sunshine, visiting loved ones whom y…


July 8, 2021

Climate Change Contributing to Wildfires

Extreme temperatures and catastrophic wildfires have been making headlines recently, with Na…


June 15, 2021

What you need to know about Pride for National Pride Month

Pride Week - What do You Need to Know? Pride Week celebrates and commemorates LGBT2Q+ cultur…


June 11, 2021

What Factors Impact Home Insurance Costs in Ontario?

There are many different factors that insurers use to determine the cost of home insurance p…


June 10, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Boat Storage in Ontario

Boating is an enjoyable summer activity in Ontario that unfortunately must be put on hold fo…


June 9, 2021

How Do I Get a Renter's Insurance Quote at Western in Ontario?

Renter’s insurance is important because it protects you and your home from fire, theft…


May 12, 2021

Who pays for water damage to my condo in Ontario?

When water damage occurs in a condo complex, whose responsibility it is to pay for repairs i…


May 10, 2021

Do I Need RV Insurance in Ontario?

A trip in your RV is a great way to enjoy the summer and there are many kinds to choose from…


May 6, 2021

Why you need boat insurance in Ontario

There are many reasons to insure your boat. At Western Financial Group, Canada’s Insur…


March 9, 2021

Why did my car insurance premium go up when I moved to the city?

If you have recently moved from a rural area to a more urban one, you may have noticed that…


March 9, 2021

Canadians should insure their belongings when moving to a new home

March 9, 2021. Most homeowners understand the importance of making sure their home insurance…


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…


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…


February 11, 2021

8 ways to prevent your pipes from freezing in the winter

Cold weather can cause your pipes to freeze and possibly burst. Water expands when it freeze…


February 8, 2021

Is life insurance a good Valentine's Day gift?

Feb. 8, 2021. When you think about which romantic gift you should buy for your significant o…


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…


January 28, 2021

Boat insurance for Canadians - Our expert Vera Young details the facts

Vera Young, underwriting manager for specialty risk at Western Financial Group and our divi…


January 27, 2021

What is Groundhog Day?

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


January 26, 2021

Why is it important to have personal liability insurance if you ski or snowboard?

Skiing and snowboarding are enjoyable and popular winter sports but come with the risk of in…


January 14, 2021

Snow removal and your home insurance

Snow is an inevitable part of Canadian winters. It is important to keep your driveway and wa…


January 12, 2021

What is the difference between an insurance company and an insurance brokerage?

Jan. 12, 2021. It is easy to use terms such as “insurance company,” “insur…


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…


September 29, 2020

How does credit score help my insurance rates?

Let your licensed insurance experts at Western Financial Group — Canada’s Insura…


September 21, 2020

How to close down your cabin for winter

While you may not want the summer to end, being prepared for it will help you enjoy a worry-…


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…


May 5, 2020

What is home insurance and what does it cover?

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


March 24, 2020

What is no fault insurance?

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


March 24, 2020

What does off-road vehicle insurance cover?

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


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…


Young man looks under the hood of his car

January 13, 2020

Two useful skills to have when your car breaks down

January 13, 2020. Your car breaking down can be stressful and time consuming and chances are…


Mechanic fixes a car bumper

January 8, 2020

What should you do in a fender-bender?

January 8, 2020. Most drivers will be involved in a fender-bender at some point. Being in a…


Young women in driver seat of her car

December 30, 2019

What is the minimal vehicle insurance you may need for both a new or used vehicle?

December 30, 2019. When buying a vehicle in Alberta, whether new or used, you must make sure…


Mechanic working on a car battery

December 16, 2019

How to extend your car's battery life

What if your battery has a very low charge? December 16, 2019. If your battery is at 12 volt…


Young man looking at auto insurance documents

December 11, 2019

What do you need to do to insure your new car?

December 11, 2019. Buying a new car is exciting so it’s important to know what you nee…


Car body shop buffing car door

December 2, 2019

How long do accidents stay on your driving record?

December 2, 2019. Do accidents affect your driving record? In addition to being potentially…


For rent sign in house's front yard

November 25, 2019

Tenant versus landlord: What is excluded from Tenant Insurance?

November 25, 2019. Both landlord and tenant should ideally be insured, as these two policy t…


Young man sitting on the back bumper of his van looking at a tablet

November 13, 2019

What kind of insurance do you need if you use your car for your business?

November 13, 2019. If you use your car for anything other than personal use, chances are tha…


Young women enjoying test driving a car.

November 4, 2019

How old do you need to be to test drive a car and what do you need to bring?

November 4, 2019. Buying a car is a big decision and it’s important to find one that i…


A human face emerges from a sea of digital data

October 16, 2019

How AI is changing customer service

Retaining happy customers rather than constantly looking for new ones makes sense for any bu…


Three young people are seen descending from the steps of a yellow school bus

August 27, 2019

What you need to know about speed limits in school zones for back to school

It’s back to school and a great time to refresh your memory about the speed limits in…


August 27, 2019

Ever heard 'don't wear white after labour day'?

August 27, 2019. Wearing white is a great idea for keeping cool in the summer, so why not ke…


Young couple driving in a convertible in the summer

August 19, 2019

What is replacement car insurance?

August 19, 2019. If you are buying a new vehicle, you may want to consider replacement insur…


Two young women moving into apartment, looking at their laptop

July 17, 2019

Do I really need tenants insurance?

July 17, 2019. If you don't own the property in which you live, you may think that your poss…


Man towing a women's car off of a freeway

June 24, 2019

The consequences of DUIs in Alberta

June 24, 2019. In addition to the federal Criminal Code of Canada impaired driving penalties…


Man driving at night looking tired.

June 17, 2019

Tips for preventing driver fatigue

June 17, 2019. There are several things you can do before trips or your daily commute that w…