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
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
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
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
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 [email protected] KAKABEKA SKINS ENTRY FORM
We were happy to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity in their Habitat Stud-A-Thon Sponsored SHIFT’s 2nd Annual Grub Crawl Along With Gore Mutual we were able to donate $5000 to Our Kids Count breakfast program.
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.
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 [email protected]
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
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