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By on Oct 17, 2016

If a company compromised your personal information - your credit cards or social insurance number - how long would it take you to trust them again? Months? Years? Would you ever consider doing business with them again? Sadly, this is a real question thousands of Canadians need to ask themselves every year. As cyber attacks become more and more common, with retailers across the country falling victim to hackers every year, consumers have to weigh their desire to do business with...

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By on Sep 28, 2016

Children of the early 2000's finally got the chance to live out their fantasies of becoming a Pokémon master earlier this year with the release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that allows players to find and catch Pokémon on their phones. The magic behind Pokémon Go is that it brings the delightful creatures of the Pokémon universe to life, superimposing an image of them into the player's actual surroundings by way of the camera phone and some...

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By on Sep 22, 2016

The unthinkable has finally happened – your teenager has earned their G2 license and they’re asking for the keys. This is a big moment, not just for the teenager who is taking their first step towards adulthood and independence, but also for the parents who helped get them there. While we're all proud of our children and want them to flourish and spread their wings, handing over the keys is always a hard thing to do. It means giving up some control and places a very real, very...

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By on Aug 31, 2016

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Our planet has more than a few ways to turn your life upside down in an instant! As an insurance brokerage, it's our job to be there when that happens - to have your back when disaster strikes. That's why we're proud to sponsor Kitchener's THEMUSEUM and itsNature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters exhibit. The exhibit is designed to give you an up-close-and-personal look at some of nature's most impressive feats. To help you understand the...

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By on Aug 24, 2016

You've spent the past two weeks scouring stores and hunting down everything your kids will need to go back to school. They have a wardrobe of snazzy new clothes to hit their new class fresh, comfy running shoes for another year of exploring, and even some new backpacks (even though the old ones were still perfectly fine). You've got new water bottles, lunch bags, ice packs, and have stocked up on enough granola bars and recess snacks to feed a small army (so it will last your kids roughly...

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By on Aug 17, 2016

Children everywhere are sulking and dragging their heels? Check . Parents are trying to hide their excitement and not smile too much? Check . A mountain of pencil crayons and binders fell on you last time you went to a department store? Check . It must be back to school time! Which, aside from deep discounts on granola bars and Lunchables, means you're going to be sharing your morning commute with kids, buses, and crossing guards again. Yay ....

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By on Aug 10, 2016

While cybercrime has consistently "enjoyed” a reputation as the fastest growing criminal activity in North America for several years now, 2016 has seen an explosion of one particular type of cybercrime: Ransomware.  According to cybersecurity company Proofpoint, Inc's Quarterly Threat Summary ,  ransomware activity has jumped 230% quarter over quarter, with no signs of slowing down. The scam is catching on and threat actors are rapidly adopting more sophisticated and...

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By on Jul 1, 2016

It's Canada Day weekend, and many of us will be racing off to cottage country and camp sites around Ontario, eager to squeeze in as much fun in the sun as possible. For most of us, that means packing up the whole family including our smaller and fuzzier family members. Bringing the dog up to the lake for the weekend can be a lot of fun, but it's not without its risks. Think about how much mischief your puppy can get up to in your own home. Now take them outside, miles away...

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By on Jun 29, 2016

Canada Day is coming up and many of us are looking forward to a relaxing long weekend of fun and celebration. Whether you'll be staying at home or heading to camp or cottage country, many of us like to indulge in the same time honoured summer activities. Among these, there might not be a more classic Canadian pastime than gathering around a cozy bonfire with family and friends for a night of lively chat, some singing, s'mores, and maybe a few drinks. Sounds like a great time to...

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By on May 31, 2016

You may not have heard of Otto yet, but you will. Founded by some of the minds behind Google's self-driving car including Anthony Levandowski, the team apparently got tired of working on tiny bubble cars that look like something out of a Playskool future world, and instead have set their sights on transforming the trucking business. While different semi-autonomous assistance devices have been around for a long time, the idea of the self-driving truck has always seemed like a...

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