Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Sep 11, 2018

There is something to be said for a classic, older home. Whether you are looking for stately elegance, or just love the old neighbourhood it’s in, you might decide that an older home is right for your family. But, before you commit, there are a few things you should know. If you're looking at a home that has been around for 30 years or more, check for these common issues that could impact your insurance premiums. The Top When looking at an old home, be sure to give the roof...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Aug 23, 2018

Riding a motorcycle is a liberating experience, but it's also a risky one. With warm summer days, you feel the urge to head out on the highway. But even for experienced riders, it's important to remember the basics. Safety on the road doesn't just help protect your body, it can also help protect your wallet by keeping your insurance rates low. So keep the following tips in mind as you prepare to head out on the open road. The clothes make the rider With nothing...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Aug 16, 2018

Renovating your home may be exciting for you, but to your neighbours, it's a different story. Talk to your next door buddy while grabbing the morning paper about your plans to put in a new pool this year, or to add a sun room around the back, or convert the basement into a full apartment with its own entrance, and watch the blood drain from their face. You might be picturing lazy sunny days in the pool, enjoying your breakfast to the sounds of songbirds, and the joy of extra rent...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Aug 8, 2018

One of summer's classic joys is heading to cottage country and finding a smooth sandy beach or crystal clear pond and jumping in! Summer time swimming in open water is fun for the whole family. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. Before you take the kids out into the water, make sure you've prepared them for the experience. Know the risks A recent report from Safe Kids Worldwide puts the possible risks of open water swimming into perspective. Comparing against...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Aug 1, 2018

When I was growing up, my dad would make the same joke every year after staying at the cottage "that was fun, now I need a vacation from my vacation!” He was a devout DIYer and probably spent more time at the cottage working on various projects and improvements to our (and our neighbour’s) cottage than he ever did fishing or relaxing. Personally, I like to enjoy my summer time getaway with camp fires and long hikes, but every cottage is going to need the occasional spot of...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jul 3, 2018

"What the heck is that squealing noise!?” you ask as you pull out of the driveway and wake up half the neighbourhood.  Uh oh, something is up with your car. It could just be a $15 belt that needs to be replaced, or for all you know it could be a massive engine catastrophe in the making. Either way, you're going to have to head to a garage and ask them to fix whatever the heck it is that needs fixing.  For an unscrupulous mechanic, that's like handing them...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 27, 2018

The Canada Day long weekend is almost here! Remember to keep your cargo safe, as it may be at greater risk of theft. Points to Remember: Never drop a loaded trailer without dispatches approval. Most thefts occur when trucks are left parked on the side of the road and/or ouside maintenance facilities. Truck stops are another hot theft area. Loaded trailers must always be secured in an approved yard. While on route: if you...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

With the warm weather here and summer just around the corner, your kids are probably eager to get out there and hit the road on their bikes!  That's fantastic! Bike riding can be a fun and healthy way to enjoy the good weather. But, it's not without its risks! Accidents can and do happen. If your kids are going to be out there on two wheels, you need to make sure they're probably equipped to minimize their chances of injury. Helmet safety Selecting...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 19, 2018

We get it, insurance might be exciting to us, but the average person would rather spend their free time thinking about other things. For most people, the only time they think about their car insurance is when they have to, unfortunately, make a claim or when it comes time to renew. That's understandable, but you should know that you might be missing out. When it comes to insurance, it pays to stay on top of things. Your premiums are based on a complex combination of factors and...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 12, 2018

Here at Staebler, we've talked before about cyber security and the importance of locking down your digital assets. Off-site backups, encryption, and password/access hygiene are all important digital elements of a strong cyber security plan. Today though, we're going to take a step back and think about cyber security in a more concrete sense. Concrete as in physical. How does physical security intersect with cyber security? When you think about cyber security, it's...

Read More