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Gore Mutual adds value with technology

Gore Mutual adds value with technology

Posted Jun 12th, 2017

We were in attendance last week in Toronto when Ontario based insurer Gore Mutual announced three new initiatives intended to add value to our clients and modernize their insurance experience. 

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Keep cool and save this summer

Keep cool and save this summer

Posted Jun 2nd, 2017

Summer’s almost here, and at this time of the year, building owners start adjusting their thermostats.

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Cottage Tips

Cottage Tips

Posted May 17th, 2017

Whether you are opening your cottage, closing it up for the season or just visiting for the long weekend, here are a few tips to keep things stress free.

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Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring Maintenance Tips

Posted Apr 28th, 2017

The milder days of spring are a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance.

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Boating Safety Tips

Boating Safety Tips

Posted Apr 17th, 2017

Every time you take your boat out on the water is a new experience. No matter how many trips you have under your belt, it is best to freshen up on boat safety before each voyage. Be sure you and your passengers follow these safe boating tips and practices to help promote an incident-free return from each outing.

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Three-Minute Home Security Checklist

Three-Minute Home Security Checklist

Posted Apr 4th, 2017

Coming up with a three-minute home security checklist can help you make a habit out of some important safety practices.

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Life Insurance vs. Mortgage Insurance

Life Insurance vs. Mortgage Insurance

Posted Mar 8th, 2017

Insuring your mortgage makes good financial sense. However there are significant and costly differences between bank/creditor issued mortgage insurance and personally owned life insurance.

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Hard to Insure Homes

Hard to Insure Homes

Posted Mar 2nd, 2017

If you're looking at buying an older home, rental property, or have multiple property claims, you might have a hard time finding home insurance. At PV&V we have access to a variety of specialty insurers who are able to work with most hard to insure homes.

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Spring Water Damage

Spring Water Damage

Posted Feb 23rd, 2017

No matter what time of year it is, there is always an opportunity for heavy rain or water to enter your home. You can reduce the chance of a leaky roof, ice dam or a wet basement by following a few simple steps.

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Don't Tax My Health Benefits

Don't Tax My Health Benefits

Posted Jan 26th, 2017

The Federal Government is considering taxing your health and dental benefit plans – costing your family hundreds of dollars a year. Join thousands of Canadians and send a letter to your MP right now saying you don't support this tax.

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Why You Need Errors & Omissions Insurance

Why You Need Errors & Omissions Insurance

Posted Jan 10th, 2017

Errors & Omissions Insurance aka (Professional Liability) is an important coverage for any individual providing advice, service or consultation. The purpose of this coverage is to protect professionals from future liability that may occur as a direct or indirect result of services provided to their clients.

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Snowbirds: Winterize Your Home

Snowbirds: Winterize Your Home

Posted Dec 22nd, 2016

If you are a snowbird heading south for the winter, there are several key things you can do to help protect your vacant home. Taking these steps can help protect your home from theft, water damage, heating or electrical system malfunctions and other possible threats while you are away for an extended period of time.

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Holiday Party Tips

Holiday Party Tips

Posted Dec 12th, 2016

With the holiday season just around the corner, here are some tips for keeping things safe and enjoyable for everyone.

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Intact supports Halton Learning Foundation

Intact supports Halton Learning Foundation

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

We're very thankful to our insurance partner Intact Insurance for their support of the Halton Learning Foundation.

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13th Annual Community Skate - Thank you!

13th Annual Community Skate - Thank you!

Posted Dec 7th, 2016

We want to extend a huge "thank you" to everyone who joined us for our 13th Annual Community Skate Night! Thanks to your generosity $7741 was raised for Streetlight Ministries.

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How to Help Prevent Ice Dams

How to Help Prevent Ice Dams

Posted Nov 30th, 2016

Taking precautions to prevent ice dams is an important part of preparing your home for winter weather. Knowing what an ice dam is, minimizing the conditions that allow one to form and removing an ice dam as soon as you spot one can help prevent serious damage to both the roof and the inside of your home.

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Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

Posted Nov 23rd, 2016

We've teamed up with the CSN Cars and CSN Discovery team to collect non perishable food for those in need this holiday season.

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Important changes to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) – what you need to know

Important changes to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) – what you need to know

Posted Nov 11th, 2016

All owners of vehicles in Ontario must purchase a standard auto insurance policy. If you or your loved ones are seriously injured in a car accident, then you are entitled to receive “No Fault” Statutory Accident Benefits.

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13th Annual Community Skate Night

13th Annual Community Skate Night

Posted Nov 10th, 2016

Our Community Skate Night is returning for its 13th year!

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted Nov 3rd, 2016

When creating an emergency survival kit, think about what you might need if you were stranded or needed to evacuate your home for three to seven days. Prepare your kit well in advance, and keep it in an easily accessible location, so you can take essential items with you if you must evacuate quickly.

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Roadside Safety Kit

Roadside Safety Kit

Posted Oct 27th, 2016

Reduced visibility, snow and the cold are some of the conditions that can make driving in winter more perilous than any other season. Here are a few tips on assembling a roadside safety kit for your car that will help you be prepared if bad weather strikes.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted Oct 20th, 2016

The annual apparition of spooky skeletons, broomstick-riding witches and carved pumpkins is a sure sign fall is well under way.

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Posted Oct 11th, 2016

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months.

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The Business Risks of Bring Your Own Device

The Business Risks of Bring Your Own Device

Posted Oct 6th, 2016

Employees at companies of all sizes, either through their own volition or due to corporate requirements, are engaging in bring your own device (BYOD) programs in ever greater numbers.

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The Broker Advantage

The Broker Advantage

Posted Sep 29th, 2016

Insurance brokers act on your behalf to protect your interest. They work for you, not the insurance company, to make sure you are properly protected.

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