flooding

How can I prepare for spring flooding?

Anthea Personal Interest

Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or a possible levee breach and cause flooding in …

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Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Anthea Business Development

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries. As social distancing is encouraged and some provinces issue stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for all non-essential employees, many employers are asking their employees to work from home. For some employees, working from home is business as usual. For others, this may be the first time they’ve telecommuted. …

cyber security

Remote Work Cyber Security

Anthea Business Insurance

The recent significant increase in employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it an increased risk of cyber security threats. Cyber criminals are well aware that IT departments and cyber security groups are stretched thin during the pandemic, making them more exposed to attacks. In fact, according to a recent survey, one organization saw …

grocery shopping

Safe Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Anthea Healthy Living

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted everyday life in many ways. Residents have been ordered to stay at home and avoid any unnecessary contact with others. That being said, you still have to eat. It is important that you take precautions in all parts of your life, even when you’re just taking a trip to the grocery store. GROCERY SHOPPING …

caregiving

Balancing Working from Home and Caregiving Responsibilities

Anthea Healthy Living

For many across the country, working from home is their new reality for the foreseeable future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly. For some, this arrangement is business as usual. But for others, including parents and caregivers, they now face the difficult task of balancing their working from home and caregiving responsibilities. If you’re in this situation, it …

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Maintaining Mental Well-Being During a Quarantine

Anthea Healthy Living

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days. In addition, public health officials are recommending that healthy individuals practise social distancing, staying at home to help prevent the spread of …

COVID-19

What Can Businesses Do During COVID-19?

Anthea Business Development

By Anthea Mumby   I shot this video a few days ago. Borrowing a lesson from the geese, I decided to write this post to help business owners who are worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. Watch the video on Youtube   Here are a few suggestions that may be helpful to you. Utilize organizations like the …

your roof

Is Your Roof Protecting You From the Elements?

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

The health and construction of your home’s roof are vital for protecting your home and its contents. Wind, rain, hail and snow can slowly degrade your roof. To promote the health of your roof and protection of your home, inspect your roof every spring and fall for the following common signs of wear and tear: Cracked, curling or missing shingles …

healthy

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Anthea Healthy Living

Eating a well-balanced diet is a key component of living a long, healthy life. Many Canadians think that eating healthy means they have to empty their wallets, which isn’t necessarily the truth. Keep the following money-saving tips in mind next time you’re grocery shopping: Make a weekly meal plan. Before you go to the store, think about what meals and …

renting

Your Insurance May Not Cover Risks Related to Renting Out Your Home

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Listing a room, apartment or home for rent through a platform such as Airbnb may seem like a straightforward way to supplement your income. However, most property insurance policies do not apply when you leave the property in the hands of complete strangers. Additionally, although Airbnb provides Host Guarantee Protection, it should not be considered a replacement for renters insurance. …