COVID-19: Information for our clients

Staebler Insurance - Blog

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...

Read More


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...

Read More


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%...

Read More


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...

Read More


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...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 29, 2021

The pursuit of a cleaner future relies on the actions of individuals. Making the decision to change from a gas-guzzling car or truck to an electric vehicle is one of those actions. In Waterloo Region, that action is becoming more and more of a trend. A recent report highlights the impressive uptick in electric vehicles found in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the townships. Sustainable Waterloo Region had a local goal of 1,000 electric cars on the road by...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on Jun 17, 2021

Canadian’s interest in pro basketball has grown exponentially over the past ten years. The success of the Toronto Raptors has fuelled that growth and encouraged more to get involved with the sport. At Staebler, we don’t want to sit on the sidelines. That’s why we’re jumping on the court and entering into a new partnership with the Guelph Nighthawks, a professional basketball team in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). The CEBL began with its first season in 2019, soon...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on May 31, 2021

One of the biggest hits to a trucking firm’s insurance policy can be the theft of cargo and Ontario insurance companies are sounding the alarms to bring attention to this particular threat.  Across the province, the transportation and logistics industry continues to see an increase in cargo theft, primarily through a tactic known as ‘fictitious pick-ups'.  Essentially, fictitious pick-ups occur when a legitimate transportation carrier’s identity is stolen and thieves...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on May 25, 2021

The European gypsy moth caterpillar, an invasive pest, has seen its population rise in Waterloo Region this summer and residents are wondering what they can do to stop the damage they cause.   The caterpillars feed on leaves (lots and lots of leaves!) and if left untouched can wreak havoc over forests and large leafy trees in private yards. Gypsy moths are attracted to trees such as sugar maple, American beech, and softwoods such as eastern white pine, balsam fir, and...

Read More


By Staebler Insurance on May 18, 2021

It’s almost time to make waves again! The short wake of boating season typically begins in May and goes until September when the water temperatures dip too low to bear. Many recreational boaters in southern Ontario get started around Victoria Day long weekend (May 22-24) when the weather is more consistent and lake waters rise to acceptable Canadian levels. Whether you’re hitting one of the Great Lakes or smaller inland options in Ontario, we’re here to help you get the...

Read More