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December 3, 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The first one took place in 199…

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November 25, 2021

Rely on local authorities after a flood

You can experience a water event at any time of the year, which is usually caused by heavy r…

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November 25, 2021

How has the Pandemic Refocused Employee Benefits Strategies?

The pandemic has led to a better understanding of employee workplace benefit needs. An incre…

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November 17, 2021

Alberta adopts Direct Compensation for Property Damage, what does this mean?

A Message from the Insurance Bureau of Canada On January 1, 2022, Alberta will adopt a Direc…

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November 17, 2021

Just How Important are Employee Benefits

Why Employee Benefits Matter It might seem difficult to justify the expense of employee bene…

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November 15, 2021

Western Financial Group Awarded Canada's Top 100 Employer

Western Financial Group is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This…

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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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November 9, 2021

What Are the Different Types of Employee Benefit Plans?

Choosing the Right Type of Employee Benefits Plan Employee benefits encompass a vast range o…

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November 9, 2021

Western Commemorates Remembrance Day and Alberta's Sacrifices

Taking place every November 11th, Remembrance Day commemorates more than 61,000 Canadians wh…

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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…

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November 5, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation supports Weyburn School Breakfast Program

With roots in more than 180 communities nationwide, Western Financial Group Communities Foun…

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November 2, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware?

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

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November 1, 2021

Wyatt Dowling Insurance Brokers celebrates its 50th anniversary and looks to the future with Western Financial Group

Customers have trusted Wyatt Dowling, a division of Western Financial Group, for their insur…

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October 29, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation celebrates 20 years by giving to Leduc Foodbank

As the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary, the n…

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October 28, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Tips for Staying Safe this Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. We're all excited to see the Cruella Deville and Luca t…

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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…

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October 20, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation Supports The Robbie Dean Centre

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation remains an avid supporter of local causes in…

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October 14, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation supports Habitat for Humanity

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation.…

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October 9, 2021

Western acknowledges World Mental Health Day 2021

Created by the World Federation for Mental Health and recognized by the World Health Organiz…

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October 8, 2021

Alberta couple wins $10,000 from Western

As part of the Quote to Win campaign that ran from June to August across Canada, Western Fin…

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October 5, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation celebrates 20th Anniversary!

With roots in more than 180 communities nationwide, Western Financial Group Communities Foun…

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September 29, 2021

Western Honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) happens on September 30, previous…

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September 23, 2021

Raising awareness on the importance of sign language

International Day of Sign Language, which started in 2018 is celebrated annually on Septembe…

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September 13, 2021

Western Financial Group Communities Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Western Financial Group Communities Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It i…

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September 7, 2021

Affordable employee benefits for plumbing and heating businesses

As an employer with a unique plumbing and heating business, you pride yourself on timely and…

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September 1, 2021

Back to school Renters Insurance tips for parents and students

Going back to university? Insurance is probably the last thing on your mind. You might think…

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August 23, 2021

Electric Bicycle Sales Booming Now There's A New Problem

The use of bicycles, E-bikes, and E-scooters surged in Alberta during the pandemic. Bikes ar…

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August 16, 2021

Intact helps our Foundation boost communities with National Champion sponsorship

With Intact’s support, our Western Financial Group Communities Foundation continues to…

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July 23, 2021

Have you been affected by a wildfire?

Most home and business insurance policies cover fire damage. If residents have to leave thei…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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June 8, 2021

Top 7 Types of Insurance a Steamfitter Contractor Should Have in Ontario

Working as a steamfitter contractor in Ontario is an occupation with many responsibilities.…

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June 7, 2021

5 Things You Did Not Know About Travel Trailer Insurance in Ontario

You might be wondering what type of insurance you need to purchase for your travel trailer b…

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June 4, 2021

Insurance for oil and gas contractors in Ontario

Oil and gas is a major industry in Canada and employs many oil and gas contractors who work…

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June 3, 2021

Tips for Handling Basement Flooding and Prevention

Basement flooding can happen when you least expect it, which can ruin your basement and belo…

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June 3, 2021

Does my landlord's insurance cover my contents?

Your landlord most likely has homeowners or rented dwelling insurance. Contents insurance is…

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June 2, 2021

What insurance should an installer have in Ontario?

Cable and satellite installers in Ontario need to have insurance to cover them for the risks…

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June 1, 2021

What insurance should a commercial cleaner have in Ontario?

Cleaning may not seem like a particularly dangerous business, but it does have its risks. Wh…

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May 29, 2021

Why should you learn about your building in Ontario before purchasing condo insurance?

Buying a condo is a big decision and before you purchase it and protect it with condo insura…

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May 27, 2021

Top 3 types of insurance a drywall contractor should have in Ontario

In Ontario, drywall contractors must have liability insurance to operate. Many customers and…

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May 26, 2021

Insurance for mobile mechanics in Ontario

As a mobile mechanic in Ontario, you offer a specialized and convenient service to your cust…

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May 25, 2021

Reasons why Ontario condo owners should know their condo corporation's insurance policy

As a condo owner, you will be dealing with two insurance policies – your condo insuran…

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May 25, 2021

What insurance should a pipe fitting contractor have in Ontario?

Pipe fitters install pipes used in cooling, heating, steam, lubricating and hot water system…

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May 24, 2021

5 Types of insurance a plumbing contractor should have in Ontario

Any contractor who provides plumbing services in Ontario needs to have plumber’s insur…

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May 20, 2021

Government of Alberta makes important changes to Disaster Recovery Program

Our team at Western Financial Group, Canada’s Insurance Broker, would like to inform o…

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May 19, 2021

What insurance should a welding contractor have in Ontario?

Welding can be a dangerous job and welding contractors are held to high standards of quality…

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May 18, 2021

Twenty years of philanthropy - Western Financial Group Communities Foundation celebrates milestone anniversary

Laurette LaPlante is the director of the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation. Thi…

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May 18, 2021

Insurance for electrical contractors in Ontario

Electrical contractors in Ontario need to have the right insurance to manage the risks of op…

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May 14, 2021

Can I insure my wedding ring under my renter's insurance?

May 14, 2021. Your renter’s insurance covers your possessions, including your wedding…

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