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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 13, 2019

When the mercury dips like it did near the end of January, people will do almost anything to warm up. This is especially true when your normal heating solutions won’t do the trick. Whether your furnace has broken down, or an extended power outage has turned your normally comfortable home into an ice box, you may be tempted to try a few alternative methods of heat. But don’t do anything rash. Every year people make simple mistakes or take dangerous risks to warm themselves,...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2019

Social media is a fantastic way to stay connected to the people in your life. It lets you trade jokes with your friends while waiting in line at the grocery store, talk to a sympathetic ear when you're up at 2:00 a.m., and share exactly what is going on in your life with the people who matter the most. Unfortunately, you're not just sharing with friends and family. When you put things out on social media, there is no telling who is watching. From identity thieves eager to exploit...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 29, 2019

When we think about automobile crime, we tend to focus on car theft, thieves that will make off with your entire vehicle. Obviously, that is a huge concern and one you should definitely take steps to protect yourself from. But, statistically speaking, you’re more likely to be the victim of a more mundane crime – the run-of-the-mill vehicle break-in.  Every year hundreds of thousands of vehicles are broken into in Ontario. While this isn’t quite as traumatic as an...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 24, 2019

With a seemingly never-ending wave of high-profile attacks rocking the tech world for the past two years, none of us can afford to be complacent about cyber crime anymore. But, while many of us understand the threat cyber crime poses, not all of us are sure where to start when addressing it. Well, wonder no longer. The best way to protect yourself from cyber crime is with personal cyber insurance, an emerging type of insurance designed specifically for this modern concern....

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 16, 2019

With the winter months upon us, it’s important we take extra care to protect the most vulnerable members of our families – our pets. While your puppy or kitten may have a natural fur coat to help shield them from the blowing snow, the winter can still be very hard, even life threatening, on your pets if you take don’t the proper precautions. Bring them in As the old saying goes "if you’re cold, they’re cold.” You wouldn’t want to hang outdoors for long periods of time...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 8, 2019

The Return of Obra Dinn is an interesting game. The first thing that will strike you about it is the graphics. How it places you on a photo realistic classic merchant ship, but one rendered in a grainy monochrome palette reminiscent of a classic Macintosh computer. The second thing you notice is all the action has already happened. The ship is a crime scene and you’re not there as a swashbuckling pirate or a steely naval officer on a dangerous mission, you’re there to sort out...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 27, 2018

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun. A great time to get together with friends or family, blow off steam from a busy holiday season, and set an optimistic tone for the year to come. That is as long as you do it safely! Every year thousands of Canadians start their year off on the wrong foot by partying to excess and making themselves sick. Sadly, those are the lucky ones. There are always a few people who wind up facing harsher consequences than a nasty hangover, including serious...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 20, 2018

From one generation to the next, Staebler Insurance is prepared to transition to the next set of Philpotts. On December 31, Kim and Stephen Philpott will officially retire from our brokerage. Stephen was at the helm as President of Staebler Insurance from 1995 through 2006. In 2007, Stephen moved into the role of Chairman and the mantle of President then passed to Kim Philpott. It was under Kim and Stephen’s industrious leadership that Staebler Insurance grew into the stable,...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 18, 2018

Do you enjoy video games or have someone in your household who does? If so, it’s more than likely you’ve heard of Fortnite. It’s unavoidable in the gaming scene. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world, a genuine media sensation, and it’s free to install and play meaning just about anyone can get in on the action! Unfortunately, this also includes malicious hackers eager to seize on a popular fad to spread their malware. Part of what has made...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 12, 2018

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released the list of Canada's most stolen vehicles , and once again, Ford F-Series trucks dominate the list.   Six of the top ten stolen vehicles across the country are Ford F-350 models from various model years and three are F-250 trucks. The IBC says thieves target trucks first because they hold their resale value and make it easy to carry out other crimes, like hauling stolen goods.   Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2018...

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