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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 29, 2021

Important Changes Coming for Financial Statements   For the first time in more than 30 years the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) have updated its accounting standards for financial statements. The new rules help define what an accountant needs to do when compiling financial information for companies and the responsibilities for that company’s management team.   The new requirements are outlined in the Canadian Standard on Related Services (CSRS)...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 18, 2021

Michelle Mortensen has been an insurance broker for more than four years and has helped many of her clients through claims. She knows the processes each company has and how to advocate for clients should something go wrong.   So when it came time to put in a claim after her daughter’s car was rear-ended on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Toronto, Michelle didn’t have much worry. That changed along the way as days became weeks and there began to be some uncertainty.  ...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 22, 2021

With gas prices souring around Ontario this month, drivers are frustrated and there’s no question they’re looking for ways to save. Industry experts are suggesting there isn’t an end in sight so we have a few ways you can make your next fill up last longer. Slow your Acceleration When the light turns green, the speed demon may suggest: "hit the gas and get up to speed as quickly as possible”. That’s not a good idea if you’re looking for fuel efficiency. A gentle and...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 7, 2021

Head out to the German Clubs and Micro-Festhalls While the traditional Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations are tuned down again in 2021, select German Clubs have dinner events, take out specials, and select live entertainment.   In addition, there are more than 25 restaurant partners that are serving German faire and special dishes during the Oktoberfest season. The final weekend will include entertainment at Bobby O’Briens, Descendants, Frannie’s, and the Rich...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 21, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario is requiring proof of vaccination from patrons to enter select businesses . Ontario is joining other provinces with a vaccine certificate program that will eventually become a QR code (see update below). It is a reality business owners and operators are facing and, like so many of the regulations in the past year, businesses need to adapt and work hard to keep their business going. Staebler’s goal...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 15, 2021

As summer winds down with shorter days and cooler temperatures rolling in, patio season will slowly fade around Kitchener and Waterloo. Fortunately there are a lot of great patios throughout Waterloo Region that are worth a try before the season comes to an end.   In our recent newsletter we shared a number of our favourite local picks for winding down the summer season with some great food and refreshing beverages. We want to share with our blog readers so everyone gets a...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 31, 2021

Consumers are constantly exposed to the latest and greatest in technology. From the faster, flashier, and smarter smartphones to the thinner but larger storage laptops, it’s easily tempting to upgrade our seemingly obsolete devices every year. But before you accept that trade in offer or list your old device online, it’s important to stop and think about all the personal information that is stored on phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronics. What Experts Are...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 13, 2021

It’s becoming more frequent that we read a media report of a large, well-known organization that’s been the target of a cyber breach. Often sensitive data and client information is compromised and held for ransom by digital attackers. While the public usually only hears about the major breaches of data security, smaller incidents are happening in Canada far more regularly. Insurance companies are now sounding the alarm : Not only is the average ransom demand going up (170%...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 28, 2021

Earlier this month the provincial government introduced steeper penalties for speeding and stunt driving offences . The new laws are targeting the most dangerous of drivers on the road, including those drivers who are caught driving too much over the speed limit.   One of the common questions our brokers get is: how long does a speeding ticket show on my driving record? In Ontario, your driving record (or driver’s abstract) is maintained by the Ministry of...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 13, 2021

The provincial government introduced new laws on July 1 to help slow down speeders and make Ontario roads safer. The Moving Ontario More Safely Act begins by targeting aggressive driving, stunt driving, and street racing. They are lowering the threshold for tickets and increasing the penalties if caught. Many municipalities, including Waterloo Region, are reporting more stunt driving and street racing incidents over the past year . The trend has forced the Ontario...

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