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What to ask clients who work from home in their “seasonal” properties

December 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

Seasonal properties may be more of an “all-season” event this year, as Canadians working remotely from home may choose to do their work in a more scenic cottage setting instead. For Canada’s property and casualty insurance brokers, the “fluid” living

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What brokers should consider with seasonal properties during COVID

August 21, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If any of your clients own cottages or seasonal properties with no one living there overnight permanently, you might want to find out if the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way those properties are used. Robertson Insurance Brokers Ltd. has

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First conviction in Canada for driving a canoe while impaired causing death

August 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

For the first time in Canada, someone has been convicted of impaired driving charges causing death while paddling a canoe. “This is a unique case in that it is the first time [that] charges have been prosecuted respecting the operation

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A ‘creative’ way of rolling out vehicle sharing insurance

June 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance for the recreational vehicle sharing economy is now available in Nova Scotia, RVezy Inc. announced Tuesday. Ottawa-based RVezy operates RVezy.com, a website that matches owners of recreational vehicles with renters. There are more than two million RVs in Canada and

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The challenges of assessing seasonal home damage

May 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

Despite being told flooding in Ontario’s Cottage Country back in 2013 was one-in-100-years event, area businesses and residents are cleaning up from a second and more widespread flooding incident in less than a decade. Climate is playing a key role

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How boating accident sparked dispute between insurers

January 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A court decision released this past Wednesday clarifies what should happen if your client is sued and covered by more than one insurance company. Melissa Shawbonquit filed a lawsuit after she was injured in a boating accident in July 2016.

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Aviva’s RV adventure: insuring homes on wheels

December 15, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

In its second major ridesharing announcement in less than a week, Aviva Canada has joined the RV adventure, insuring the expansion into Canada of Outdoorsy, an online platform to rent recreation vehicles. Outdoorsy is billed as the largest online RV