January 23, 2019

Nearly $2 billion in weather related losses across Canada in 2018

The insurance industry is on the front line when it comes to the battle against Climate Change. According to Canadian Underwriter, the insurance industry lost close to $2 billion dollars ($1.9 billion to be exact) in Canada alone last year. This was attributed to a variety of weather catastrophes across […]

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January 22, 2019

Why are snow tires critical for driving on Ontario roads?

Sometimes, we never know what we’re going to get for winter weather in Ontario. One temperature fluctuation can be met with a snowstorm on a day to day basis. So, when it comes to driving during Ontario winters, having the right tire is crucial. From black ice to heavy snowfall, […]

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January 22, 2019

Don’t Trip up on Travel Insurance

You spend a lot of time and energy planning your perfect getaway. So don’t trip up on protecting yourself and your money in the event of a loss or an unforeseen incident. You may think it is just another expense that you cannot afford, but we ask, what is your […]

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January 22, 2019

Prepare to pay $1000 or more on a distracted driving fine

  According to the Ministry of Transportation, more repercussions for distracted driving now make Ontario the province with the toughest penalties for repeat distracted driving offenders. Ontario’s Transportation minister said the law “allows the province to address unsafe driving behaviours, including careless driving and impaired driving with tough new rules […]

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December 18, 2018

New Impaired Driving Laws in Place

New impaired driving laws are set to be in place today. What’s the deal? Canada’s new impaired driving laws will make our roads “among the strongest in the world.” Police officers now have the power to test anyone pulled over with a roadside breathalyzer test, without needing reasonable suspicion as […]

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November 29, 2018

Hot off the Press: Risk & Business Magazine

Look out for our winter issue of McFarlan Rowlands Risk & Business Magazine  being delivered to your doorstep this week! Farms and businesses throughout our communities will receive our newest edition and although most of the articles are business oriented, everyone is able to enjoy the magazine! Some of the articles […]

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November 9, 2018

The Cannabis Act & Your Business

Like it or not, the use of cannabis has become legal in Canada for recreational purposes. This change in the law is going to have significant impacts on the general public, but it will also change the way employers deal with their businesses as well. It’s essential that employers are […]

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October 30, 2018

The Unseen Danger of Cyber Liabilities

Does a substantial portion of your business operate utilizing some form of technology? Do you store customer and business information on your computers? How about your technicians or employees? Do they use their phones to help communicate important details about work? Chances are, the answer to the majority of these […]

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June 5, 2018

This Just In! Risk & Business Magazine: Summer Edition

Our summer issue of McFarlan Rowlands Risk & Business Magazine will be delivered to farms and businesses within our communities this week. This magazine is for our commercial clients because most of the articles are business oriented, but everyone is able to enjoy the magazine. Some of the articles in this […]

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May 16, 2018

Severe Weather & the Insurance Industry

This year has been a big one for severe weather events, from ice storms, to flooding to windstorms; we have seen our fair share of weather related incidents in Southwestern Ontario. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the storm we experienced in early April which hit Ontario and Quebec, […]

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