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Prevent flooding from a faulty washing machine hose
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
A washing machine supply hose that wears out or doesn’t do its job can be the cause of serious flooding and damage to a home. The hoses connected to washing machines are subjected to high pr ..
Water heater failure – Protecting your home from damage
Thursday, January 30, 2014
When a water heater fails, it can be very destructive to your property and expensive to clean up. Often, there is no warning when a hot water tank is about to fail, and even new ones can malfuncti ..
Bill 119 Workshop FREE - New WSIB legislation will affect your business
Friday, January 24, 2014
Find out how at FREE Feb. 6 workshop New WSIB legislation affects independent operators, contractors, home renovators, executive officers and partners engaged in construction. Fines may be levied, ..
Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You Safe During the Winter Months
Thursday, January 23, 2014
One of the highlights of winter is cozying up to a warm fire, but with that luxury comes the risk of a fire getting out of control. Here are some useful tips to help keep you and your family safe ..
OCC Calls on WSIB to Follow Through on Reform Commitments
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is a long way off from winning the confidence of Ontario business, according to a new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.  ..
Dealing with Stress
Friday, August 23, 2013
Stress can motivate you to finish a project on time, or it can severely impact your ability to get things accomplished. Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you from ..
OCC RAPID POLICY UPDATE: WSIB Premiums Remain Unchanged for 2014
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced on July 12th that premium rates will be maintained at current levels for all employers in 2014. The decision reflects improving finan ..
Chamber Executive Director and Member Honoured with Awards
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sybil Goruk, Executive Director of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce was recently honoured with the The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The award is a tangible way for Canada to h ..
Patricia Silver Honoured with Ronald J. Beriault Memorial Award
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Patricia Silver Honoured with Ronald J. Beriault Memorial Award Patricia Silver, owner of Silver Insurance and Brett Tanner, Regional Marketing Director for Johnston Group Inc. The ..
Focusing in on Eye Care
Monday, August 23, 2010
When you think about eye care benefits, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, it’s glasses, contact lenses, or even laser eye surgery. But with many provinces red ..
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