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Western News Archive

September 27, 2022

Should You Get Child Critical Illness Insurance?

Your child’s serious illness is a strain on your family emotionally and financially. Y… Read More

September 26, 2022

Opening Our Hearts and Minds to Truth and Reconciliation

Phyllis Webstad founded Orange Shirt Day. She travels the country talking about her experien… Read More

September 23, 2022

Quote to Win contest winners each get $5,000 to make dreams come true!

Congratulations to our second and third contest winners, Joel K., from Calgary and Matthew… Read More

September 22, 2022

Fall Gardening and Lawn Care

Fall gardening and lawn care tasks include mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aerating your… Read More

September 21, 2022

Save With Car and Home Insurance Bundling

Bundling your car and home insurance is a great way to help you save money on insurance prem… Read More

September 20, 2022

Protect Yourself with Winter Travel Insurance

If you are going away for the winter, you need travel insurance that covers emergency medica… Read More

September 19, 2022

Do Young Families Need Life Insurance?

Your life changes when you become a parent. You have new responsibilities, especially protec… Read More

September 16, 2022

How to Protect Your Snow Removal Business

You know how to dig people out of the worst weather. Snow and ice don’t stop you, but… Read More

September 15, 2022

What Plumbing Insurance Do I Need?

Changing pipes and fittings in a wet environment bring daily risks to you and your plumbing… Read More

September 13, 2022

Fall Homeowner Checklist

A fall maintenance checklist will help prevent costly repairs and insurance claims. Your che… Read More

September 12, 2022

Get Slip and Fall Insurance Before Winter

With winter coming, having slip and fall insurance for your small business is extra importan… Read More

September 8, 2022

Do My Kids Need Insurance for School Sports?

Student accident insurance can provide extra coverage and peace of mind for parents. Get an… Read More

September 2, 2022

Home Insurance and Vandalism

Vandalism of your home is covered by home insurance. If your home has been vandalized, make… Read More

September 1, 2022

How to Manage Homework and Device Time

You can help your kids manage homework and device time by limiting screen time and creating… Read More

August 31, 2022

Tips for Back-to-School Shopping During Inflation

Back-to-school shopping during inflation could give you some sticker shock. You can get your… Read More

August 30, 2022

Do I Need Life Insurance If I'm Single?

Have you thought about how you will pay for your funeral or take care of any debts you have… Read More

August 29, 2022

Back-to-School Car Insurance Discounts

If your son or daughter is a student, a driver’s training course can help save money o… Read More

August 26, 2022

Does Inflation Affect My Car Insurance?

Inflation can impact your car insurance due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandem… Read More

August 25, 2022

Does Inflation Affect My Home Insurance?

Inflation is affecting home insurance because it’s increasing the cost of expenses ass… Read More

August 24, 2022

Quote to Win contest winner will use $5,000 prize for outdoor adventures

Congratulations to Amanda Baryluk and Richard King from Golden, B.C, the first winners in th… Read More

August 24, 2022

Why College and University Students Need Renter's Insurance

Yes, if your college or university student’s address is now different from the one lis… Read More

August 23, 2022

Do A Back-to-School Insurance Fitness Survey

Back to school is a good time to take stalk of your insurance coverage. A back-to-school ins… Read More

August 23, 2022

Can I Get Life Insurance If I Have Cancer?

Yes, you can get life insurance with cancer or if you are a cancer survivor. Getting life in… Read More

August 22, 2022

How Do I Choose Car Insurance?

Choosing car insurance has a checklist: It means choosing the right car, the right coverage,… Read More

August 19, 2022

Do I Need Earthquake Insurance?

Homeowners in many parts of Canada should consider earthquake insurance. If an earthquake ca… Read More

August 18, 2022

Can I Get Life Insurance with Depression?

In most cases, people with depression can still get life insurance. Your ability to get life… Read More

August 17, 2022

How to Keep Crosswalk and School Zones Safe

Crosswalk and school zone safety awareness is essential for both drivers and children. Drive… Read More

August 16, 2022

Insuring a Student Using a Family Car

Parents can add students to their car insurance policy as secondary or occasional drivers so… Read More

August 16, 2022

Can I Get Life insurance with High Blood Pressure?

Yes, you can get life insurance with high blood pressure but you may end up paying more, esp… Read More

August 15, 2022

Do Students Away at School Need Insurance?

Yes, if your college or university student’s address is now different from the one lis… Read More

August 15, 2022

How Young Drivers Can Save on Insurance

It’s back to school and it’s time to prepare your young driver to get there safe… Read More

August 12, 2022

Can I Apply for Life Insurance If I Have Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, life insurance can still be available to you. You should always disclo… Read More

August 9, 2022

Sandra Wilson - 15 year anniversary at Western

Happy 15th at Western! Tell us about your journey here at Western Financial? Hi, I’m S… Read More

August 9, 2022

How Kilometres Driven Per Year Affect Your Car Insurance?

Your mileage will affect your car insurance. Knowing your mileage -- how many kilometres you… Read More

August 8, 2022

How is Car Insurance Determined for Seniors?

Senior car insurance usually depends on your driving history. Your age, how much you drive,… Read More

July 27, 2022

The Importance of Overland Flood Insurance

Floods happen five times as often as wildfires in Canada and are the second most common natu… Read More

July 25, 2022

Understanding the importance of details in car insurance

Jennifer Reeve, Manager of BC Auto Sales, discusses how Western goes over important details… Read More

July 21, 2022

Life insurance is about looking to the future

Gerard Feliciano, Director of Financial Services, discusses how Western can help you meet yo… Read More

July 20, 2022

Urban and Rural Chicken Coops

Urban chicken coops are becoming a trend across the country. Canadian cities that allow chic… Read More

July 19, 2022

Making a Bee-Friendly Yard

You can help the bees and other pollinators with a bee-friendly yard, which can be easier to… Read More

July 18, 2022

Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela

On 18 July every year, we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference… Read More

June 30, 2022

Vacant Property and Land Should Have Insurance

Even if you do not use your home or your lot of land, they should be insured against propert… Read More

June 29, 2022

Insurance for your pet and dog walker

If your dog or cat had to go to the vet right now for a life-saving treatment and you had to… Read More

June 28, 2022

Celebrate Canada Day with Get-Togethers and Festivities

July 1 is Canada Day! The Canada Day website encourages Canadians to celebrate Canada Day in… Read More

June 28, 2022

Why You Should Have Travel Insurance

Many Canadians are eager to make up for missed vacations after the COVID-19 pandemic kept th… Read More

June 27, 2022

The Benefits of Connected Vehicles

Think of a connected car like your smartphone, except it’s on wheels. A connected car… Read More

June 23, 2022

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Vacation

In the excitement of planning your trip, it’s easy to forget to prepare your home for… Read More

June 22, 2022

Tips for Backyard Pool Safety

A backyard pool is the ultimate summer pastime, but it can be dangerous without safety preca… Read More

June 21, 2022

Tips for Planting an Urban Garden

Do you love gardening but are short on space? An urban garden in your backyard or on your ba… Read More

June 20, 2022

What Insurance Does my Summer Camp Need?

Going to summer camp is a fun, positive experience for Canadian kids. They get reacquainted… Read More