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Cyber security for small businesses

Cyber Insurance and Protection DYK – According to Statistics Canada survey, 20%-25% of businesses in Canada admit they were breached.  This statistic could be closer to 50% if we include…

Before, during, and after a windstorm

Did you know that an estimated 50% of Economical home insurance claims related to wind damage happen in the summer? Strong, gusty winds can do some serious damage to your…

Protecting your identity

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the process of stealing information or essentially their identity.  They often use this information to commit financial crimes such as draining your bank…

Spring Home Checklist

The beauty of winter gives us an excuse to head south for some sun,  take on winter sports, or simply curl up in a warm cozy ball binge-watching a Netflix…

4 ways to keep ice off your sidewalks

Have you ever seen your life flash before your eyes as your feet slipped out from under you on a particularly icy winter day? Or cringed as you watched Jimmy,…

How to prevent your hose bib from freezing

The outdoor faucet where you connect your hose (also known as the hose bib) can easily freeze in the winter if it isn’t properly drained. If water is left inside…

10 tips for a safe winter road trip

It’s no secret that many Canadians like to fly to warmer destinations for a little snow-free R&R in the winter months. But this winter, most of us will be staying…

7 tips to prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires can do some serious damage to your home and put your family’s safety at risk. The good news is electrical fires, like other household fires, are often preventable. Here…

Canada Day Breckles

Fireworks Safety

Canada Day is a great time to bring friends and family together to celebrate our great country’s birthday – to make great memories, indulge in BBQ, and close out the night with…

Back to Business

Mathew Harris

We partnered with @cookhouse.labs to bring you the Back to Business Virtual Summit, designed to empower small business owners with access to expert knowledge and community support at NO COST…

Cell phone security

We use smartphones and tablets for everything, from banking to sharing photos of our families — and generally speaking, most of us know how to keep them pretty secure. But…

reporting a car accident

Reporting a car accident

Getting into an accident is an extremely stressful situation and something we would prefer avoiding entirely.  Unfortunately, accidents happen and Highcourt Breckles Insurance Brokers has some good tips to keep…

halloween candle safety

Halloween candle safety

Mathew Harris

Candles are a great way to make your house feel more inviting, or help create a spooky ambiance. But candles can also be a serious fire hazard. In addition to…

“Do Not Disturb” while driving

Surprising statistics continue to bring attention to distracted driving and nearly 3 out of 4 Canadian drivers admit to driving distracted.   According to the government of Ontario’s distracted driving statistics,…

Fall Insurance

Fall leaf cleanup

Mathew Harris

We chose the neighbourhood we live in because it is a mature area with unique homes,  some larger lots, some heritage homes and very mature trees.   Many of the streets…

Flood Insurance

Be Flood Ready

Local flooding continues to be a challenge to deal with and we want to connect with you to discuss the importance of being “Flood Ready”. Imagine the burden a flood…

Prevent Animal Collisions

Joshua Stein

How to prevent collisions with animals Far too often, do we hear about collisions occurring with animals on the road.  Imagine happily driving along at night when all of a…

Car Survival Kit

Some items you want to include in your car in case of an emergency: • Jumper Cables • Flares or triangle reflectors • Backup supply of motor oil • First…