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Hurricane season and homeowners: prepare with home insurance

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Hurricane season in Canada starts in June and lasts until the end of November. This is when northern Atlantic Ocean waters are warm enough to support conditions for hurricanes, tropical storms and other severe weather. Atlantic Canada sees an average of six tropical storms a year. With a minimum wind speed of 120 kilometers per hour, torrential rainfall and storm surges, hurricanes can cause substantial damage to home properties.

Why you need tenant insurance

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Found the perfect apartment? Booked the moving truck?

It’s exciting to find an apartment, house or townhome to rent, but don’t overlook tenant insurance. Not only does it help to protect your belongings in the event of a claim but it also covers other areas and things you are responsible for as a renter. Tenants or renters insurance is one of the most important details for any renter.

Renovating? Why it’s a good idea to speak to your insurance broker

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Is it time for a home makeover?

Renovations not only make your home more comfortable, they can also raise the value of your home. Best of all, you could be eligible for insurance discounts once the renovations are finished. Before you get into full renovation mode, keep these tips in mind to ensure you have the right coverage in place to protect your new investment.

Tornado watches, warnings and damage: What you need to know

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Even though it is the middle of summer and the sun is shining, warmer conditions can sometimes be favourable to cause severe weather such as damaging thunderstorms, hailstorms and even tornadoes. A poll conducted by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, revealed the majority of Canadians do not prepare for the possibility of severe weather despite the increase in its frequency and severity.