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11.27.23

De-icing Outdoor Walking Surfaces


Keeping outdoor walking surfaces—such as parking lots and sidewalks—clear of ice (de-icing) in the winter is crucial practice, both at the workplace and at home. Not only does ice removal offer aesthetic benefits, but it can also help [...]

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10.26.23

Cyber Is No. 1 Risk for Businesses in 2023


Cyber incidents topped the list of risks facing businesses around the world in 2023 for the second year in a row, according to Allianz’s 2023 Risk Barometer. In addition to ranking as the number one risk globally, cyber events [...]

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04.05.23

Spring Cleaning Checklist


It's Spring cleaning time! Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Here are some tips to help make your spring cleaning a breeze. Make a plan  Before you start cleaning, make a plan of [...]

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04.05.23

Spring Cleaning: HVAC Filters


In the spirit of spring cleaning? When was the last time you replaced your HVAC filters? Often overlooked, your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be a priority. Your HVAC system keeps the air [...]

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12.13.22

Chilling Your Winter Utility Bills


Baby, it's cold outside. On the plus side - great weather for cuddling on the couch... on the other hand, colder weather often brings higher energy bills for homeowners. With colder, darker days and more time spent inside [...]

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03.02.22

Maintaining the Life of Your Tires


Maintaining Tires Did you know, checking your tires on a regular basis is critical and can help you stay safe on the road? If you're anything like me, you may sometimes take your car's health for granted... assuming the [...]

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04.26.21

Webinar: A Legal Perspective on Strata Insurance in Today’s Climate


The webinar will act as an educational forum on the current state of the Insurance Industry with respect to Strata. For Property Managers and Strata Councils, this webinar provides a legal perspective on the Strata Industry in BC. [...]

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05.29.20

Who Pays for Water Damage – The Strata Insurance Policy or the Unit Owners?


When there is damage caused by water within a Strata complex, many ask the question “whose responsibility is it to repair the damage from the water?”  The above has been a lively topic of discussion with Strata Councils, [...]

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04.21.20

Remote Work Cyber Security


The recent significant increase in employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it an increased risk of cyber-security threats. Cyber-criminals are well aware that IT departments and cyber-security groups are stretched thin [...]

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04.21.20

Keeping Idle Facilities Safe


During the current COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses and organizations that provide non-essential services have been required to close across Canada. As a result, many buildings and structures will be sitting idle for an unknown period of time. Organizations are [...]

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08.28.19

Benefits of Crime Insurance


While you may think your business would never be the victim of a crime, the harsh reality is that nearly every business can become a victim. In this day and age, criminals (including employees) do not need direct [...]

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08.01.19

Keeping your home safe while you’re away


Who doesn't love a fun little holiday? Planning a trip with the family can be exhausting... from planning on what to bring, the route, where to stay, there's a lot to do. Often, when preparing to leave [...]

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05.16.19

Getting Trippy this May Long?


May days are here my friends and summer is just around the corner. With clear roads and an extra day tagged on to the weekend, many are breaking free of the winter blues and hitting the open road [...]

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04.30.19

Cyber Attacks Up In Canada


In the last year, an alarming majority of Canadian establishments reported falling victim to multiple cyber attacks, according to a recent report by Carbon Black. These breaches are not only incredibly costly to the organizations and encouraging to [...]

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04.29.19

A Shred-a-Thon Near You


Our Annual Shred-a-Thons are back... with 3 shred days coming up the beginning of June. Schill Insurance is hosting Shred-A-Thons this June in Coquitlam, Delta, and Ocean Park to raise money for charity - and help clear out the [...]

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08.14.18

What is Professional Liability


Professional liability—sometimes called Errors and Omissions (E&O) liability—results from errors or omissions in the performance of professional services. *** Sound On***  Insurance (really anything insurance related) is never the highlight of one's day... that being said - It’s a good [...]

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07.23.17

Tips to Prevent Workplace Theft


According to Statistics Canada , 15% of all company fraud can be attributed to employees. Small businesses have it tough as they often lack the resources to implement control systems, and with limited staff accounting duties are not segregated. Albeit, [...]

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07.23.17

What You Don’t Know Could Cost You


Employment practices liability claims can affect any size company. Wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment are just a few of the claims employees file against their employers. The litigation toll can be high, resulting in costly payouts, tension and [...]

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07.23.17

5 Exercises to Stay Active at the Office


Sitting in front of a screen all day isn’t a physically stimulating activity, especially if you have meetings, paperwork and deadlines to contend with. However, with a little ingenuity, you can transform some of the time spent at [...]

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07.23.17

Preventing top 4 construction hazards


Preventing the Top 4 Construction Hazards:  You’re good at your job and you love what you do. However, every time you come to work, you risk suffering an injury. The construction site is one of the most hazardous [...]

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07.23.17

How the CPP will Impact Businesses


On June 20, 2016, the federal government and the majority of Canadian provinces reached an agreement in principle regarding changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The changes will be phased in over the course of seven years, [...]

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07.23.17

Total Cost of Risk. Why You Should Care


More than just a broker   When business owners think of insurance, most they think of the policy they have in place, a premium they pay for, and the peace of mind that if there is an insured loss there is [...]

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07.23.17

Are You Prepared If Disaster Strikes?


From fires to floods, earthquakes to hurricanes, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as many as 40 per cent of businesses forced to suspend operations [...]

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07.22.17

The State of Cyber Security in Canada


It doesn’t matter if you’re a Fortune 500 company or a sole proprietorship, in today’s hyper connected business climate, cyber attacks are no longer a question of if, but when. This is especially true in Canada, which remains one [...]

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07.22.17

Cyber attacks are coming to town


You better watch out, you better not cry, cyber attacks are coming to town Sadly, anybody that uses a computer is at risk of a various forms of cyber attacks.  DUN-DUN-DUNNNNN!  A friend of mine was recently a victim [...]

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07.07.14

Death by Bicycle: 10 Ways it Could Happen


So it turns out it riding a bike can be pretty dangerous. While death may be a tad dramatic, it is pretty common to be injured when cycling. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, around 7,500 cyclists are [...]

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