extreme weather

Safe Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions

Anthea Auto

Safety Tips for Extreme Driving Conditions: Rain, Fog and Winter Weather The weather can be unpredictable and create extremely hazardous conditions on the road. These extreme conditions make driving dangerous and require special safety precautions. Driver safety is important to Mumby, so whether employees drive on company time or simply during their commute, have employees observe these safety tips when …

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Does Your Vehicle Need Winter Tires?

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Winter is Here: Is Your Car Ready? Wintery conditions can make roads difficult and even dangerous to traverse. In fact, winter driving can be so hazardous, some provinces like British Columbia have made winter tires mandatory on some roads. Prior to purchasing winter tires, it’s critical to understand your options and some general best practices. Today we are covering some …

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It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Season Is Here

Anthea Healthy Living

The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, flu activity peaks between December and February. Flu Symptoms Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. The flu is most often associated with …

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Effective Use of Fire Extinguishers

Anthea Business Insurance

Fire extinguishers are useful in preventing small fires from becoming larger and more threatening to you and those around you. In order to safely and successfully eliminate a fire with an extinguisher, there are a few tips and procedures you should follow.   Use the PASS Method The PASS method is the safest and most effective way to use a …

money

Common Cents: Teaching Our Kids About Money

Anthea Personal Interest

Allowances and chores don’t exactly result in a fortune for children, but even at a young age, it’s never too early to start teaching them how to handle money responsibly. According to a study by the University of Cambridge, children typically develop financial habits by the time they are 7 years old. If you are a parent, it’s important to …

financial stress

What You Need to Know About Financial Stress in the Workplace

Anthea Business Development

Financial stress can be a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace, and it continues to be a prevalent concern for many Canadians. In fact, financial stress is ranked as the No. 1 source of stress for Canadians, according to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). In addition, 43 per cent of workers reported being so financially stressed that their …

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Anthea Health Insurance

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for women in Canada. To help spread awareness of this disease, October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prevalence of Breast Cancer About 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While there are some breast cancer risk factors that you can’t …

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Cyber Security Tips for Employees

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Cyber safety isn’t just a job for your IT department or contractor. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become far more common and far more costly in recent years. Protect yourself and your organization by remembering these tips: Don’t go phishing — Phishing emails are often sent from an address that looks like it can be trusted or like it is …

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Have You Heard About the CyberSecure Canada Certification Program?

Anthea Cyber Crime

The Canadian government recently announced the CyberSecure Canada Certification Program. This program was designed “to raise the cyber security baseline among Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), increase consumer confidence in the digital economy, promote international standardization and better position SMEs to compete globally.” Organizations that choose to obtain this voluntary certification will need to implement security controls designed to …

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Update: Ontario Approves the Use of Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance

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Drivers in Ontario will now be able to provide electronic proof of auto insurance via a mobile device thanks to approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), which occurred on Sept. 5, 2019. Can I only use an electronic proof of insurance now? The “pink card” proof of auto insurance is not being eliminated, allowing drivers to …