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Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy. Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and collision free during the next few blustery winter months. Step 1: Make sure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving. Winter tires are a good option, as they will provide greater…
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Fort McMurray

In light of the recent tragedy in Fort McMurray, Ives Insurance was compelled to aid our fellow Canadians.  Staff in all offices held charity BBQs and the funds we raised were donated to the Red Cross fire relief efforts.  We challenge our fellow local brokerages and brokers across Ontario to make a contribution to this…
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Auto Insurance Premiums Based on How You Drive

Do you feel as though you're paying too much for your car insurance because of everyone else's driving habits while you're a model driver? Telematics could help lower your premium – depending on how you drive. This in-car device uses GPS and a mobile data connection to monitor your driving style such as speeds you…
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New Driving Laws in Ontario!

Distracted Driving If you’re caught operating hand-held communication and electronic entertainment devices or viewing display screens unrelated to your driving, fines are rising to a set fine of $490 and three demerit points upon conviction. Novice drivers will receive a minimum 30-day suspension for the first conviction and longer suspensions for subsequent convictions. Dooring Cyclists…
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