COVID-19: Information for our clients

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By Staebler Insurance on May 19, 2022

The province of Ontario has shifted to a no fee licence plate sticker program and issued refunds for those that had paid in the past. To avoid any confusion, yes, you still need to renew your licence plate  once a year, or once every two years (the choice is yours!). Your best option is to renew online every two years. In most cases you don't need to visit a Service Ontario location, as  Ontario.ca has an online form that walks you through the entire process....

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By Staebler Insurance on May 2, 2022

PSA: Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Don’t panic, there is still time to do something special for Mom. Instead of getting her another gift card or an apron with cats on it, you should splurge for a nice brunch out. Support local while leaving the cooking and clean up to the professionals. Two weeks ago, we surveyed the Staebler Insurance team for the best brunch spots in Waterloo Region - to give you a break by doing the legwork and research for this very special day! The...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 22, 2022

With the warmer weather, thoughts of summer jump into many people’s minds, and with it comes the urban rituals of parks, splash pads, and food trucks! Who doesn’t love a tasty meal or a quick bite from a food truck on a summer day? In the last several years, food trucks in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding areas, have significantly grown in popularity. They pop up around these cities; in parks and playgrounds, at festivals, and neighbourhood churches. They can attract a...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 6, 2022

Special guest blog by Yolande Charest, VP, Finance at Staebler Insurance   It was early spring of 2020 when my sump pump started making a very loud noise and I could smell burning oil. At first I thought it was because the sump pump had been working overtime draining the snow that was melting around the house. I immediately called a plumbing service to come out and take a look at the problem. They determined that the floatation ball on the sump pump was not working...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 24, 2022

Most drivers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Ontario will no longer need to pay a licence plate sticker fee every year. Get all the details here.   In February, the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario announced the end of licence plate stickers and their associated renewal fees for most personal vehicles . It is seen as a financial break for Ontario car owners who are facing record-high gas prices every time they’re at the pumps. How do I get my Licence Plate...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 18, 2022

In March 2020, the Staebler Insurance team left their offices in Kitchener to begin working remotely. At the time, the COVID-19 pandemic was accelerating and our organization made the decision to keep its employees, its clients, and all of their families as safe as possible. The new work from home routine was to be a few weeks, maybe a couple months, before public health would deem it safe to return to in-office work and in-person appointments. At the time, no one knew that those...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 10, 2022

The pandemic has been a long two years and while many activities and events are re-opening, many are choosing to stay home. If you're still working from home and have the little ones by your side for March Break, look no further for some easy and inexpensive home entertainment options. The 2022 March Break in Ontario is from March 14-18 and the following six ideas prove there are still many things to do at home to keep the kids active and entertained!...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 24, 2022

The global pandemic has interrupted many aspects of our lives and created a strain on the supply chain for goods and service we all rely on. The automobile industry is not immune to the supply chain issues with current shortages on replacement parts and rental vehicles. A problem that began soon after the start of the pandemic in early 2020, it is especially hitting hard in the last year with delays becoming the norm. The Staebler Blog recently talked to our insurer...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 16, 2022

February 21 is Family Day in Ontario and as a family-run business we know how important it is to celebrate the holiday with a fun activity. Whether you are looking to get out and enjoy the winter weather or stay cozy indoors, we’ve got you covered with our go-to ideas for a day of family fun! For a day outdoors, we put together a list of family friendly activities to keep you busy enjoying the snow! For a budget-friendly winter classic, we suggest brushing off your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 27, 2022

It’s a trend that continues to be more prevalent every year. Last summer the Staebler blog reported the unfortunate increase in security breaches , ransomware demands, and other data attacks on corporate systems. Now, Cyber Insurance is one of the most asked about coverages to add to commercial insurance policies. With remote work continuing to be the norm for most organizations, they must constantly adapt to the changing cyber security space.  ...

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