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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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