NEWS

Driving Back to School

In the span of a day, autumn seemed to arrive in Victoria: the leaves are falling, the coolness is settling in, and kids are going back to school!

Even without a pandemic changing the way pretty much everything works, September tends to be a busy, sometimes overwhelming month, particularly for people going to school or organizing school-aged children. Understandably, auto insurance is not at the top of everyone’s mind. However, if you have children or teenagers starting back at school,

Strata Insurance Update: August 2020

In January, we posted about the ever-changing condo insurance marketplace, outlining the basics of strata insurance and some of the challenges being faced by strata corporations when renewing their insurance policies.

By Royal Assent on August 14th, 2002, the BC Legislative Assembly passed changes to the Municipal Affairs and Housing Statutes Act affecting strata insurance. Some changes came into effect as of August 14th, and others will be effective at

What to Do When No One’s Home: Insuring Vacant Properties

If you have ever purchased a house you did not move into for a while, or had tenants move out of your rental home unexpectedly, you probably have an idea of how difficult it can be to insure a vacant home.

In Victoria, many house and condos are usually rented to students; however, few students will be returning to our post-secondary institutions in the fall.  With pandemic restrictions shifting learning from face-to-face to online, we thought it would be a

Forms, Inspections, ID, Oh My!: Registering a Vehicle in BC

Last month, we gave you tips on how to transfer ownership of a BC-registered vehicle, when you purchase a new or used vehicle.

But what about when you move to BC and bring a vehicle with you? Or when you purchase a vehicle from another province, or country?

It can get complicated. So, here’s what you need to know.

Canadian-Registered Vehicles

Most vehicles have to be registered within 30 days of purchase/import; however, vehicles used

Liquor Liability Insurance

It’s Phase Three in BC, and that means the bars are open! As pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, and wineries, begin to re-open for in-person service, and other venues adapt their operations, it is a good time to review the importance of liquor liability insurance.

What is it?

Liquor liability insurance provides coverage for establishments that serve alcohol. It covers the costs and fees associated with defending a lawsuit, as well as damages awarded in a judgement, brought against the establishment