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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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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 10, 2018

By now, most of us are familiar with 2-factor authentication. It’s a simple, but important, security precaution for your most sensitive online accounts such as your email and personal banking information. It’s a safety net that provides you with an additional layer of protection in case your password is stolen or exposed. With 2-factor authentication, if you (or someone else) tries to login to one of your accounts from an unusual location, a text message (or email) will be sent to your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 3, 2018

Whether you just plan on hanging a string of classic white lights over the eaves or have full-on Griswold style ambitions on your mind of transforming your home into a winter wonderland, lighting up the home for the holidays is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it can also be risky. Every year thousands of people spend the holiday season in pain thanks to light related accidents such as slipping off ladders, back issues from hauling too much, or even electrocution. Here’s what you need...

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