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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 9, 2019

We could soon live in a world where VR goggles are a standard piece of equipment for police officers making roadside stops. But the googles aren’t for them, they’re for testing possibly impaired drivers. As recently seen on Dragon’s Den , the Waterloo-based startup  Guard-Ex is hoping to revolutionize the way police officers test for impaired driving. Their decidedly high-tech solution relies on a set of googles similar to VR sets used in gaming. Only instead of displaying...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 9, 2019

Whether you’re trying to hone your ideal beach body or just want to lose a few pounds and get through the day with a little more energy, the most important factor in your health journey will be what you eat. Exercise is vital, and things like healthy sleeping practices and stress management can have a major impact on your health but nothing will make a difference like taking control of your nutrition. Unfortunately, this is also an area many of us struggle with! Between...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 1, 2019

As we move into spring, homeowners across Ontario are emerging from hibernation and ready to accomplish their springtime tasks. It’s time to fill up the pool, find out what has been nesting in your shed, and perhaps, maybe, actually clean out the garage this year (although let’s not hold our breath!). While your To-Do list might already look overwhelming, we have one small item to add: Check and change your smoke alarms . Spring cleaning is the perfect time to make sure...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 27, 2019

Every homeowner needs homeowner’s insurance. We all know that it is an essential protection to safeguard your home, your property, and the future prosperity of your family.  Sadly though, it is not a solution for all your insurance needs. While homeowner’s insurance will protect you in the event of a great many scenarios such as fire, theft, and liability for any bodily injury on your property, there are some things it might not help you with. We’ve compiled a list to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 19, 2019

Is there anything that will leave a pit in your stomach like realizing you left your keys in the car just after you shut the door? The mixture of embarrassment and panic as you suddenly realize your entire day has just been entirely rearranged? The self-directed frustration, furious that you could ever be so silly? Don’t feel so bad, getting locked out can happen to anyone. What matters is how you deal with it. Keep calm and remember these tips to making the best out of a bad...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 12, 2019

It’s been a cold and blustery winter, and we may have to wait even longer for warmer weather to arrive. It’s been a season of high winds, record snowfall, and plunging temperatures, it was only a matter of time before something went wrong, and sure enough the power goes out. "Okay, no big deal, I’m sure they’ll have this fixed by lunch” you thought at the time, but now it’s getting dark and the power is still off. The temperature of your living room is starting to get downright...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 5, 2019

Do you know what your children are watching on YouTube Kids? Don’t just answer "cartoons” or "Peppa Pig,” what are they really watching? Have you stopped to look at the titles of the videos? Or watched any of the skits being performed? If you’re not actively monitoring your children’s use of the platform, chances are they are seeing something you don’t want them to see. Far from the safe environment of children’s entertainment that it’s supposed to be, YouTube Kids is awash...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 27, 2019

When we think about pet insurance, we typically think of it in terms of medical emergencies. Those moments when a pet is hurt or seriously sick and requires expensive veterinarian care. We want to be able to be there for our furry family members when they really need us, and pet insurance is the best way to ensure that we’ll never let them down. That alone is a great reason to get pet insurance. The peace of mind and security that comes with the knowledge that a sudden emergency...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 20, 2019

Are you finally committing to that morning jog you’ve been thinking about for months now? Or are you heading back to the gym for the first time since high school and you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re not sure what kind of exercise you want to do, all you know is that it’s time to get a grip on your health. Whatever the case, congratulations. Taking your health in your hands is one of the most empowering decisions a person can make. Whether you are looking to lose...

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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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