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Snow! Shovel it from the Rooftops!

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 Snow! Shovel it from the Rooftops!

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.

Power Outages- what to do

Most power outages will be over almost as soon as they begin, but some can last much longer – up to days or even weeks. Power outages are often caused by freezing rain, sleet storms and/or high winds which damage power lines and equipment. Cold snaps or heat waves can also overload the electric power system. During a power outage, you may be left without heating/air conditioning, lighting, hot water, or even running water. If you only have a cordless phone, you will also be left without phone service. In other words, you could be facing major challenges. Everyone has … Continue reading Power Outages- what to do

When Your Insurance Policy Comes Into Play

By IBAO Beginning June 1st, auto insurance policies in Ontario will change. The most significant update is the change in Accident Benefit coverage. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, Accident Benefits cover expenses like rehabilitation. Typically we assume medical expenses are covered by OHIP, but in the event of injury from a car accident, your insurance policy comes into play. Arguably the most important Accident Benefit, Medical Rehabilitation covers necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses like physiotherapy. Under the current structure, non-catastrophic injury coverage is $50,000 (sprains, whiplash, broken bones) and catastrophic injury coverage is $1,000,000 (loss of limb, … Continue reading When Your Insurance Policy Comes Into Play

Important Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance- June 1, 2016

Effective June 1, 2016, to help make insurance premiums more affordable, the benefits and coverages you receive in a standard auto insurance policy changed – some were reduced, and some options for increased coverage were eliminated or changed. When it’s time to renew or purchase auto insurance on or after June 1, 2016, the standard auto insurance policy you receive from your insurer will have the new lower benefits – unless you act quickly and contact your insurance representative to purchase optional coverages. We recommend the following things to make sure you know what you are getting, and get what you … Continue reading Important Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance- June 1, 2016