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Home Protection Guide: Snow and Ice

HomeProtectionGuide:Snow and Ice Storms

Introduction As a homeowner, you take pride in maintaining your investment and protecting it from outside risks. Among these risks, winter weather presents some of the most significant challenges – challenges that may even lead to substantial property damage.Canada experiences some of the most extreme winter weather in the world, and homeowners constantly have to protect their residence from blizzards and extreme cold. The following are some of the most common sources of property damage homeowners must account for during the winter months: Cold temperatures Heavy snowfall Ice buildups Frozen pipes Water leaks Roof damage In order to adequately protect … Continue reading Home Protection Guide: Snow and Ice

Electronic Pink Slips Now Available in Ontario

e-Pink Slips Now Available in Ontario

As of September 5th 2019,  The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has approved the use of electronic proof of auto insurance in Ontario.  More information about the FSRA’s announcement can be found here. Insurers may now provide electronic insurance cards that serve as proof of auto insurance on a mobile device. Consumers have the option of keeping an electronic insurance card on their mobile device instead of, or in addition to, a paper version. For people who prefer the paper “pink card” as their proof of auto insurance, it is not being eliminated.  Electronic proof of insurance simply … Continue reading Electronic Pink Slips Now Available in Ontario

Client Service Alert – Protect your Property from Ice Dams

Icicles that form during Northwestern Ontario’s never-ending winter may look beautiful, but they could be a symptom of something sinister – ice dams. Ice dams are thick ridges of ice that build up along a home’s eaves. They block melting ice from escaping through the eavestroughs and they can spell it huge problems for your home, including a collapsed roof. How do ice dams form? When heat rises in your home, poor insulation and ventilation can allow this warm air to escape and heat your roof. The snow melts and causes water to flow until it’s far enough away from … Continue reading Client Service Alert – Protect your Property from Ice Dams

Client Service Alert – Excess Snow and the Risk to Property

Large amounts of snow on a roof

Snow, those of us who live in the North have a love/hate relationship with the white stuff.  When we get dumped on with a storm, most of us either hibernate or get excited about reaching for the skis.  Often, you’ll hear your friends and neighbours moan and groan about having to shovel the walkway and stairs, the driveway, and the driveway again.   With all this attention paid to clearing away the snow to protect those walking and the vehicles parking on our properties, we often forget to look up.  Removing accumulated snow from the roofs of your home and outbuildings … Continue reading Client Service Alert – Excess Snow and the Risk to Property

Driver: You are the Wheelman

Ridesharing Insurance for URIDE, UBER & Lyft

Are you considering driving for a ridesharing company like U-Ride? You could use a little extra cash, who doesn’t? You have access to a vehicle and you have a smartphone, so why not get paid to give people rides instead of driving friends for free, right? Did you know that your personal auto insurance policy may not permit your vehicle to be used for ridesharing? Does your coverage stop when you log into an app waiting for a ride request? When you accept a ride request? When you pick up a passenger? If you’re not sure about these answers talk … Continue reading Driver: You are the Wheelman

Another Successful Spiel

The Kakabeka Falls Curling Club had another successful year with the 22nd Annual Jones Insurance Men’s Skins Spiel. It was the second straight year for Zan Lod to be in the A-side finals Sunday afternoon, this year resulting in a win for the Port Arthur Curling Club Skip.  A-side Final Lod vs. Burgess Zan Lod rink won Skip Zan Lod Vice Rob Shubat 2nd Terry Trewin Lead Jeff Jones Defeating Bryan Burgess rink, Pat Berezowski, Greg Hollins, Willem Vellinga B-side Final Lamke vs. Satten Norm Lamke rink won Skip Norm Lamke Vice Kevan Stranges 2nd Dan Grant Lead John Pepe Defeating … Continue reading Another Successful Spiel

22nd Annual Men’s Skins Spiel January 18th to 21st, 2018

We are really excited to once again be the presenting sponsor of the 22nd Annual Men’s Skins Spiel at Kakabeka Curling Club on Thursday, January 18th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018. Entry Fee/Team: $200- to mail/drop off fee, or more info contact: Jeff Jones c/o Jones & Associates Insurance 521 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay ON P7B 3Y6 766-2086 or jjones@jonesins.com   KAKABEKA SKINS ENTRY FORM

Punks That Grow Food

We are very excited to partner with Heartland Farm Mutual and Gore Mutual Insurance to provide Roots to Harvest with $17,000 for their new urban farm. We are lucky to have an organization such as R2H in our community. The work they do has a large impact on Thunder Bay and surrounding area. Thank you to all the other individuals and businesses that help support them.

21st Annual Men’s Skins Spiel

We’re celebrating the 21st Annual Men’s Skins Spiel on Thursday January 12th to Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at the Kakabeka Curling Club.  Entry Fee/Team: $200- to mail/drop off fee, or more info contact: Jeff Jones c/o Jones & Associates Insurance 521 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay ON P7B 3Y6 766-2086 or jjones@jonesins.com