Environment - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Apr 22, 2019

Last May’s windstorms set record high in wind speeds and caused the province more than $380 million in damages . With climatologists predicting more extreme weather events, you need to know what to do to keep your home safe when a windstorm is about to hit. Put everything you can inside In a high wind situation, the line between "charming lawn ornament” and "flying hazard” is slim. If your area is issued a wind advisory or warning, the best thing you can do to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 9, 2018

When we think about protecting our homes from the elements, we tend to focus on the most extreme events -- hurricanes, blizzards, golf ball sized hail stones crashing into your roof, that sort of thing. While those are certainly scenarios to be concerned about, what is far more likely to cause damage to your home and endanger your safety is the humble Ontario thunderstorm. During the summer and fall months, Ontario sees literally hundreds of thunderstorms each year, any one of...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 15, 2017

Ontario is full of amazing attractions and historical locations worth a visit. If you really want to appreciate everything the province has to offer though, you'll need to take a step off the beaten path. There are incredible gems to explore in Ontario that you probably have never heard of! When you're planning your next vacation, or just come down with a case of wanderlust, keep the following locales in mind as places you need to visit! Fathom Five National Marine Park...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 27, 2017

In this day and age, we're all environmentally aware. There are (thankfully) very few people out there who refuse to acknowledge the importance of preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment we live in. That said, unfortunate accidents still happen, and when they do, businesses need to be held accountable. Both the size and frequency of fines, legal fees, and judgments as a result of environmental liability issues have grown considerably over the past decade....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 20, 2017

Social responsibility is the watchword for the modern business. While profit, expansion, and other traditional goals will always be the major motivation behind any enterprise, more and more there is a sense that these goals need to be balanced against a broader respect for our environment and the communities we live in. As the effects of climate change become more apparent, and concerns about resource scarcity such as our diminishing reserves of fossil fuels mount, businesses can't just...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 13, 2017

Depending on where you live, you might have noticed a change in the skyline. More and more, private homeowners are installing solar panels on their roofs, dotting neighborhoods with new eye-catching accessories and piquing curiosity. What seemed like a sci-fi dream just 15 or 20 years ago has quickly become a reality for property owners across Ontario. From large industrial collectors dotting farmland in between cities, to small sets of panels on top of suburban homes, Ontario is moving...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 6, 2017

We all want to do our part for the environment these days but it can be tricky to know where to start.  The truth is, making your home greener doesn't take heroics or any kind of major disruptions to your usual routine. All it takes is a little more awareness about how we use our homes, the kind of waste we produce, and maybe adopting a few new habits. You don't need to turn into Captain Planet overnight to do your part for the environment! The good news is that...

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