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Western News Archive

December 30, 2019

Identity theft and the importance of cyber insurance

December 30, 2019. A familiar headline or nightly news item involves someone whose identity… Read More

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… Read More

December 27, 2019

Holiday traffic in British Columbia

December 27, 2019. Even though there are many different holidays celebrated in the early win… Read More

December 25, 2019

Accidents happen so make sure you have liability coverage

December 25, 2019. Liability insurance protects you when you have unintentionally harmed som… Read More

December 23, 2019

How to drive safe in the winter

December 23, 2019. Winter driving is a challenge but anticipating problems and avoiding them… Read More

December 22, 2019

Porch pirates in a modern shopping environment

December 22, 2019. Pirates of the Caribbean, pirates of the China Sea, porch pirates…… Read More

December 19, 2019

Delivering joy to kids in need during the holiday

Our Western elves are still buzzing about the powerful generosity shown for our second annua… Read More

December 19, 2019

Western shares joyous holiday season with communities

At Western Financial Group, we hear those sleigh bells jingling — ring ting tingling t… Read More

December 18, 2019

Home insurance- What you need to know

December 18, 2019. Owning a home can be both an asset and a liability. Having a home has man… Read More

December 13, 2019

Insurance brokers vital in a rising auto rates environment

Dec. 13, 2019. With Alberta expecting double-digit car insurance premium hikes in 2020 &mdas… Read More

December 12, 2019

Western's heartwarming volunteer shift at Calgary Food Bank

There’s no doubt about it — the holiday season is upon us. As Western Financial… Read More

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… Read More

December 9, 2019

Extended Travel Insurance

December 9, 2019. Many Canadians choose to migrate to warmer climates for the winter months.… Read More

December 4, 2019

Top 5 tips for insuring a car

December 4, 2019. Once you own a car, it’s time to get it registered and insured. How… Read More

November 27, 2019

Top 5 tips for buying a new car

November 27, 2019. Buying a new car can be a big investment for many of us. New car shoppin… Read More

November 20, 2019

Differences in test driving new and used cars

November 20, 2019. Buying a car is exciting but also a big commitment. Going on a test drive… Read More

November 18, 2019

Why texting and driving is dangerous and how to avoid It.

November 18, 2019. We all know that texting and driving is a risky and dangerous behavior. H… Read More

November 11, 2019

What is mortgage life insurance?

November 11, 2019. Buying a house is likely one of the largest investments you will ever mak… Read More

November 7, 2019

Gratitude on Remembrance Day shared by Hanna's Western branch

For Canadians across our country, we bow our heads on Remembrance Day as we share gratitude… Read More

November 6, 2019

What are Guaranteed Investment Certificates?

November 6, 2019. Guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) are one of the safest kinds of i… Read More

November 5, 2019

Western's second annual holiday toy drive bigger than ever

A year after donating a mountain of toys to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, our Weste… Read More

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… Read More

October 30, 2019

Keep safe this Halloween with Western's top tips

Oct. 30. Drivers, parents and kids can have an enjoyable and safe Halloween by following the… Read More

October 30, 2019

Protecting your family: Why you need life insurance

October 30, 2019. Life insurance policies are formulated to take care of your dependent fami… Read More

October 23, 2019

What is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan?

October 23, 2019. A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a tax-sheltered savings acc… Read More

October 21, 2019

Drumheller brokers share career highlights, never stop learning

Oct. 16, 2019. We’re celebrating two insurance careers — each surpassing four de… Read More

October 21, 2019

What Life Insurance Policy do You Need Right Now?

October 21, 2019. If you are financially responsible and want to do the best thing for yours… Read More

October 16, 2019

How AI is changing customer service

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

October 10, 2019

Western's Fort St. John drive-thru boosts customer care

Oct 10, 2019. Our Western Financial Group insurance branch at 9508 93 Avenue in Fort St. Joh… Read More

October 2, 2019

Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd announces brand transition

High River, Alberta, Oct. 2, 2019 – Effective October 1, 2019, Coast Capital Insurance… Read More

October 1, 2019

Leading by example at Western's North Battleford branch

Oct. 1, 2019. Customer care is the foundation of Western Financial Group — our knowled… Read More

September 26, 2019

Western helps Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival lift off

With High River’s 7th annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival having now be… Read More

September 19, 2019

Western employees and partners assist Food for Thought

Sept. 19, 2019. Western Financial Group presented $17,000 to High River’s Food for Tho… Read More

September 10, 2019

Online auction for Western Communities Foundation returns

Looking for the perfect gift? As Western Financial Group, we're inviting Canadians to join u… Read More

August 30, 2019

Manitou Beach tourism staples reach double anniversary

Join our Western Financial Group Watrous branch as we toast the Jubilee Drive-in for 65 year… Read More

August 15, 2019

Who needs sports insurance?

Sports insurance, which is also called event insurance, provides coverage for damages, accid… Read More

August 14, 2019

Benefits of a Registered Education Savings Plan

August 14, 2019. A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a tax-deferred savings accoun… Read More

August 12, 2019

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower and where to see it in Canada

What is the Perseid Meteor Shower? Comet Swift-Tuttle, discovered by Horace Parnell Tuttle a… Read More

August 7, 2019

The Different Types of Life Insurance

August 7, 2019. If you have people who depend on your income or you want to leave your relat… Read More

July 31, 2019

Manufacturing insurance - determining what is best for your industry

July 31, 2019. If you are in the manufacturing business, you will need insurance to reduce t… Read More

July 29, 2019

How to avoid 10 common motorcycle accidents

July 29, 2019. According to The Globe and Mail, motorcycles are 15 times more likely to be i… Read More

July 24, 2019

Farm insurance has evolved

July 24, 2019. Farmers in Alberta face many risks that are outside of their control and can… Read More

July 22, 2019

How your vehicle's safety features help make you a safer driver

July 22, 2019. The technology in your vehicle has come a long way and there are more feature… Read More

July 18, 2019

Western's Coleman team propels soapbox race derby

The energy and drive behind soapbox racing captured imaginations in the Crowsnest Pass, with… Read More

July 15, 2019

Grande Prairie's Western brokerage receives 50-year chamber plaque

We’re celebrating our 50th year with the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Comm… Read More

July 15, 2019

Driving tired: The equivalent of dangerous and reckless driving

July 15, 2019. Did you know that recent stats produced by Transport Canada about fatigued dr… Read More

July 3, 2019

Home upgrades that increase insurance

July 3, 2019. Renovating your home is exciting and can raise your property value. However, s… Read More

July 2, 2019

Axion golf tournament champions empowering youth with disabilities

Respect, acceptance and inclusion — our people at Axion Insurance Services live by the… Read More

June 24, 2019

Western promotes bicycle safety with Fairview RCMP

Cheers and an incredible burst of positivity bounced through the schoolyards in Fairview, Al… Read More

June 24, 2019

Western's High River insurance brokers lead in customer care

Our Western insurance brokers in High River were overjoyed to share another high-energy race… Read More