home chemicals

Are You Protected Against Household Chemical Dangers?

Anthea Healthy Living

Though you may think that your family is protected against household chemical dangers, accidents can still occur. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an average of three children (ages 14 and younger) die each year due to unintentional poisoning and another 900 are hospitalized with serious injuries. Which Chemicals Are Most Hazardous? Here’s a description of …

car accident

5 Critical Steps to Take After You’ve Been In a Car Accident

Anthea Auto

A motor vehicle collision can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. To respond appropriately, there are a number of critical post-crash steps you need to keep in mind—steps that can help get your insurance in order or even save a life. Remember to do the following: Turn off your vehicle and stay on the scene. Only move your vehicle …

natural disaster

6 Steps to Prepare Your Household for a Natural Disaster

Anthea Personal Interest

Homeowners throughout Canada face a variety of natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods and wildfires. If you are unprepared for one of these disasters, you and your family could be left without food, electricity or even shelter. To prepare your household for a disaster, consider the following tips: Know the risks. Depending on where you live, your home could be impacted …

Gas Pump Skimmer

Beware of Fuel Pump Skimmers

Anthea Auto

Paying for gas with a credit or debit card is quick and convenient. However, when doing so, you could unknowingly be giving your payment card information to scammers through a process called skimming. What is a Skimmer? A skimmer is a malicious card reader that is designed to pull data off the magnetic strips of payment cards. Typically, criminals secretly …

How Does Key Person Life Insurance Work?

Anthea Business Insurance

PROTECT YOUR KEY ASSETS! Most organizations employ at least one individual who is essential to the company’s success. This person may be a partner, a majority stockholder or an individual with expertise that is unmatched throughout the rest of the company. If this person’s exit from the company is planned, such as retirement or voluntary termination, then you can prepare …

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3 Keys for Using and Maintaining Automobile Headlights

Anthea Auto

Your vehicle’s headlights are an essential part of staying aware of your surroundings on the road. Bright, well-maintained headlights can be the difference between seeing a pedestrian and a fatal crash. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t use or maintain their headlights properly. 3 Keys for Safe Headlight Use Here are 3 simple steps every driver should follow to ensure they are …

home theft

6 Simple Steps to Protect Your Home From Thieves

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Although you may see your home as a safe place for your family and possessions, the truth is that thefts can happen in any neighbourhood. It’s possible for an experienced thief to enter any home, but you can help safeguard yourself by taking the following steps. 6 Steps to Deter Theft From Your Home Keep all of your doors and …

Cyber Attacks

Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe

Anthea Business Insurance

Another global cyber attack was activated over the past few weeks leaving companies across Europe, Australia and the United States struggling to respond. This outbreak may be the most sophisticated of a series of attacks initiated after hacking tools were stolen from the National Security Agency and leaked online in April. Similar to the WannaCry attacks in May, the most recent …

snapmap dangers

The Dangers of Snapchat’s New “Snap Map”

Anthea Personal Interest

  Snapchat is one of the top five social media platforms among young people, with approximately 150 million daily active users. While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video and text messaging app, a number of features—particularly the Snap Map function—pose serious safety concerns. What is Snap Map? Introduced in a June 2017 update, Snap Map allows users …

CASL changes

Government Suspends Private Right of Action Provisions of CASL

Anthea Business Development

In response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and non-profits, the Government of Canada recently suspended the private right of action (PRA) provisions of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). PRA was scheduled to come into force July 1, 2017, and would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against organizations, as well as their officers, directors and agents, by anyone who felt …