Getting Back to Business

Our friends at Intact Insurance have put together some helpful information to guide employers and employees on how to return to work safely. Learn more links to Intact page: https://www.intact.ca/blog/en/search.back-to-business.html

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Lock It or Lose It

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is encouraging citizens to “Lock It or Lose It.” The goal is to encourage citizens to take a few simple precautions that will protect their property and vehicles from theft. An unlocked door or an open window is an invitation to thieves. Citizens are encouraged to take a look around…

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Why stocking up on gasoline might NOT be worth the safety risk

With the drop in gas prices, you might be tempted to “stock up” here are some things to remember before filling that extra can. American Burn Association states that gasoline produces ignitable vapors that are very dense, 3 to 4 times heavier than air. These vapors are ignitable at a wide range of mixtures with…

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Distracted Driving is a Problem

Canadian Drivers are being distracted with a number of tasks they are attempting while driving their cars including use of entertainment systems, eating, in-car discussions, reaching back for an item, interacting with GPS device, talking on the phone hands-free, talking on the phone in-hand, adjusting clothing, adjusting making, and texting…Read more (Full PDF) 

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Important Change to Auto Insurance – Minor Accidents

Did you know that effective back in June 1, 2016, Insurance Companies in Ontario can no longer use a minor at-fault accident occurring on or after June 1, 2016 that meets certain criteria to increase your automobile premiums?  Provided that no payment has been made by any Insurer, there are no injuries, damages to each…

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Gap Insurance, what’s that?!

About 85 per cent of new car buyers will use some sort of financing to pay for their vehicle, according to credit reporting company Experian. If you’re such a buyer, you can expect that during your purchase a car dealership will try to sell you gap insurance. Gap insurance makes up the difference between what…

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New impaired driving Laws are Here

    New impaired driving laws are here as of Dec 18, 2018. Stricter impaired driving laws come into effect that will allow officers to demand breath samples without ‘reasonable suspicion.’According to the OPP, more than 7,300 impaired driving charges were laid across Ontario between the start of the year and mid-November.  Simply put – call…

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Distracted Driving Laws Changing

Ontario’s new tough distracted driving rules to take effect January 1, 2018   Simply holding a cell phone or other electronic device while at the wheel counts as distracted driving. As of Jan. 1, 2019, motorists charged with distracted driving will face fines as high as $1,000, incur three demerit points, and receive a three-day driver’s…

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Weather Patterns Are Changing

All Canadians – especially those of us who work in insurance – are becoming mindful of our changing weather patterns. In many cases, these changes have been very dramatic. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been numerous severe storms across parts of Canada. 

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Winter Tires = Discounts!

Do you have winter tires on your vehicle? If so, you could be saving money each month on your car insurance just for having them. Contact us today to see if you qualify for this money saving discount.  ‘

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Driverseat hits the road in Orillia

The new Driverseat service is a great way to help keep the streets of Orillia safe. Please check out the link below for more information on this service. McLean & Dickey insurance would like to remind you that should you allow a driver from this type of service to drive your vehicle and your vehicle is…

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters Golf for Kids Sake

What if every child had someone to count on? Apply Today: Email your resume to volunteer@nullbbborillia.ca Each Big Brothers Big Sisters agency provides direct service to children by matching volunteers and youths in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a child.  

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McLean & Dickey wins First Place at Brechin Scarecrow Festival

  Sheri Mitchell and Jamie Mitchell represented McLean & Dickey in the Brechin Scarecrow Festival this weekend and won FIRST PLACE for the best scarecrow. This event is held in Brechin every year around Halloween. Congratulations to Jamie & Sheri and thank you for your creativity and work in representing McLean & Dickey and MD Marine…

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