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Western News Archive

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… Read More

May 6, 2021

Western's Aaron Fleming and family make a difference for HALO Air Ambulance

Aaron Fleming is an Account Executive on our Western Financial Group team in Medicine Hat. M… Read More

May 4, 2021

5 reasons why landlords should require renter's insurance

As a landlord, you put yourself at risk from your renter’s actions and could be held l… Read More

April 26, 2021

Unsure what to do for condo insurance? You need a Western broker

Moving into a new condo is an exciting milestone. Deciding on a condo insurance policy doesn… Read More

April 16, 2021

SGI CANADA helps our Foundation boost communities with National Champion sponsorship

Thank you to SGI CANADA for their new National Champion Sponsorship donation, which will pro… Read More

April 7, 2021

As a farmer, yes, you really do need hail insurance

Branden Smart is a licensed account executive with Western Financial Group. A farmer with ov… Read More

April 1, 2021

Western's Jeff Zanolli on respecting, supporting and including people with Autism

Jeff Zanolli is our Vice President, Personal Line Sales (AB/SK Financial Services) at Wester… Read More

April 1, 2021

Teamwork and culture is important to the Future of Work

Lisa Osachoff is our Chief People & Culture Officer at Western Financial Group. Througho… Read More

March 18, 2021

Our expert Mike Madison discusses group health benefits for Ontario business owners

Mike Madison is our Director of Employee Benefits Sales with Western Financial Group Busines… Read More

March 15, 2021

ICBC moving to Enhanced Care May 1 - Our expert Jennifer Reeve Manager BC Car/Truck discusses impacts

Jennifer Reeve is our Manager of BC Auto Sales at Western Financial Group. Putting customer… Read More

March 10, 2021

Our President highlights the importance of our eastern Canada partnership

We’re excited to share that Kenny Nicholls, CEO and President of Western Financial Gro… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

February 26, 2021

Life insurance in Canada - Discover more from our Director of Financial Services Brandee Linley

Brandee Linley is our Director of Financial Services with Western Financial Group. Her passi… Read More

February 25, 2021

Our Foundation contributed over $500,000 to local communities

HIGH RIVER, AB, Feb. 24, 2021 /CNW/ - Giving back to communities across Canada is engrained… Read More

February 23, 2021

Western Financial Group and Huestis Insurance Group enter partnership

HIGH RIVER, AB, Feb. 23, 2021 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group (Western) and Huestis Insuranc… Read More

February 22, 2021

Western Financial Group awarded Top 10 Brokerages in Canada

In its latest issue, Insurance Business Canada (IBC) announced the Top 10 Brokerages for 202… Read More

February 19, 2021

A sense of belonging - Our expert Avelia Stewart on diversity and inclusion in Western's workplace

We’re excited to introduce Avelia Stewart, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Business… Read More

February 18, 2021

Caring for our customers - Western puts health and wellbeing first during COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 virus hit the world in March 2020, it has impacted all of us differently.… Read More

February 18, 2021

Masks required at our Western Financial Group branch locations

For the safety of our clients and team members, you must be wearing a mask in order to enter… Read More

February 16, 2021

Benefits of bundling your home and car insurance

Bundling your insurance policies means purchasing more than one type of insurance from the s… Read More

February 15, 2021

Protect your paycheque with disability insurance

If you are like most Canadians, you probably understand the importance of home, car and life… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

February 5, 2021

Employee group benefits plans (health and dental) in Canada - Our expert Mike Madison outlines the Western difference

Mike Madison is our Director of Employee Benefits Sales with Western Financial Group Busines… Read More

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… Read More

January 27, 2021

Western celebrates Alberta's Top 70 Employers award for 2021

HIGH RIVER, AB, Jan. 27, 2021 - Western Financial Group (Western) has been named one of Albe… Read More

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… Read More

January 20, 2021

What is business interruption insurance and what should you know?

Business interruption insurance supports you when your business cannot operate as a result o… Read More

January 15, 2021

Back to the basics - car and truck insurance

Car insurance may seem complicated, and the policy may seem intimidating with the length and… Read More

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… Read More

January 14, 2021

We're listening - Western continues to prioritize excellent customer care

Shannon Burch, Customer Contact Centre director at Western Financial Group, discusses how au… Read More

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… Read More

January 5, 2021

Staff led Western Financial Group give back boosts non-profits

Many non-profits and the people they serve are experiencing tremendous challenges — We… Read More

December 17, 2020

Giving back in 2020: Western Financial Group fulfills promise to the community

HIGH RIVER, AB, Dec. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - Woven into the fabric of Western Financial Group is a… Read More

December 4, 2020

Safe, efficient service from Western's Manitoba team

Michael Chapnick, director of personal lines for Manitoba, has been in the insurance arena s… Read More

November 19, 2020

An insurance broker's place in the current climate and beyond

HIGH RIVER, AB, Nov. 16, 2020. It's safe to say 2020 has been a trying year for all business… Read More

November 10, 2020

Immortal words on Remembrance Day 2020

On Nov. 11, 2020, Western Financial Group and our divisions will join Canadians across this… Read More

October 28, 2020

Is your business insurance working for you?

With over a decade in the business insurance industry, Matt Friesen, manager of commercial s… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

September 29, 2020

How does credit score help my insurance rates?

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

September 28, 2020

Western Financial Group launches latest campaign: "Quote to Give Back"

HIGH RIVER, AB, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group (Western) is no stranger to g… Read More

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-… Read More

September 9, 2020

What is solar energy?

Sept. 9. 2020. Solar energy is a clean and abundant source of renewable energy. The Earth re… Read More

August 24, 2020

Western Financial Group experts manage rates as premiums rise

Aug. 24, 2020. Experts at Western Financial Group — Canada’s Insurance Broker &m… Read More

August 10, 2020

Western's ADVANTAGE delivering value

There are numerous benefits to using an insurance broker at Western Financial Group —… Read More

August 4, 2020

Cash prize handy for early bird contest winner

Congratulations to Gail Howlett from Stony Plain, Alberta on your new home policy and for be… Read More

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… Read More

June 8, 2020

Limited registry services available during government update

Dear Western Financial Group customers: Effective June 19 to June 22, our Western Financial… Read More