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8 Essential Road Safety Tips

May 17, 2022

8 Essential Road Safety Tips

The weather’s great and you’ve decided it’s time for a road trip. Before y…

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5 tips to Get Your Boat Ready for the Water

May 16, 2022

5 tips to Get Your Boat Ready for the Water

Take the time to prepare your boat for the season. It will pay off for your safety and for y…

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Factors that can change your Ontario car insurance rates

May 13, 2022

Factors that can change your Ontario car insurance rates

Have you traded up for a better car? Have you moved? Are you driving fewer kilometres? These…

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What mandatory car insurance is required in Ontario?

May 12, 2022

What mandatory car insurance is required in Ontario?

If you live in Ontario, you’ll need to have mandatory car insurance coverages that pro…

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Car Insurance for New Ontario Drivers

May 11, 2022

Car Insurance for New Ontario Drivers

You’re a new driver in Ontario and you’re looking for car insurance. You need to…

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Is your cottage insurance up to date?

April 29, 2022

Is your cottage insurance up to date?

How you use your cottage affects the insurance you need. If the use of your cottage has chan…

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Wedding insurance will give you peace of mind

April 27, 2022

Wedding insurance will give you peace of mind

You’re ready to start planning your wedding and you don’t want to leave anything…

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How to be flood smart

April 26, 2022

How to be flood smart

Floods have affected thousands of Canadians and caused many millions of dollars in damages.…

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Two Great Benefits of Whole Life Insurance

April 6, 2022

Two Great Benefits of Whole Life Insurance

Canadians are seeing the value in life insurance and according to Digital Journal, The Perma…

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What you need to know when you insure your boat

March 31, 2022

What you need to know when you insure your boat

British Columbia is a boater’s paradise. Wherever you are in B.C. waters, you need boa…

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Tips for first-time home and car insurance buyers

March 22, 2022

Tips for first-time home and car insurance buyers

You’re starting out and you need insurance for your home and car. You’ve done yo…

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The 5 Best Home Insurance Endorsements to Add to Your Policy

February 24, 2022

The 5 Best Home Insurance Endorsements to Add to Your Policy

Because all home insurance policies have exclusions and coverage limits, you may want to con…

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Why You Need Travel Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 21, 2022

Why you need travel insurance during Covid-19

Travel insurance is an important part of preparing for your trip because your provincial hea…

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Manitoba Public Insurance: A Canadian Success Story

February 11, 2022

Manitoba Public Insurance: A Canadian Success Story

British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan have public auto insurance through government-o…

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The History of Manitoba Public Insurance

February 3, 2022

The History of Manitoba Public Insurance

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has provided compulsory auto insurance since 1971. It is a n…

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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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May 14, 2021

Backyard heater and fireplace safety tips for you and your family

May 14, 2020. Backyards, decks, and patios are great for some family time and fire pits and…

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May 13, 2021

Tell your insurance broker in Ontario about the improvements made to your condo

It is important to inform your Western Financial Group insurance broker of any improvements…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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April 23, 2021

It might not look cute, but the benefits of a pet life jacket for your dog are clear

Consider purchasing a life jacket for your dog for use on your boat and around the water. We…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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April 20, 2020

Simple processes for ICBC and driver transactions

Alongside ICBC, Western insurance experts in British Columbia have initiated new ways of wor…

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Young family sitting in their home together

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…

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Retired couple travelling

December 9, 2019

Extended Travel Insurance

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

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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…

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Newly landscaped and renovated backyard with a hot tub and waterfall feature

July 3, 2019

Home upgrades that increase insurance

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

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