Tag Archives: winter

energy

Ways to Save Energy this Winter

Heating your home can be very expensive. Okanagan winters are cold; many Vernon residents are trying to keep warm while not paying an arm and a leg for energy. Not only that, but using an abundance of energy can also impact the environment. Before just cranking up the heat in your home or cottage, keep […]

pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter is slowly approaching and although the snow hasn’t started to fall, you need to start preparing! With the freezing temperatures rolling in your pipes could begin to freeze. There is nothing worse than a flood from a frozen pipe that results in water damage to your home. This fall, we want you to be […]

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Driving in a Winter Wonderland

It’s no secret that the winters here in the Okanagan can get pretty harsh. Snow falls, ice forms, and cars begin to swerve. Just getting from point A to B can be a little tough. However, there are ways to making your icy commute safer. One simple one is: Winter Tires! Why do I need […]

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Slip-Free Sidewalks

Are you getting ready to host family or friends for the holidays? Have you ever seen your life flash before your eyes when your feet slip out from under you on an icy, winter day?  Before you or anyone else seriously hurts themselves, let’s avoid some slips! Luckily, there a few ways to prevent some […]

Snowmobile

Insurance for You and Your Snowmobile

With the snow beginning to stick to the ground, it is definitely time to start thinking about snowmobile insurance! Before you head up the mountain to find untouched snow, you need to review your insurance policy. There are two things to consider when purchasing off road vehicle insurance; third party liability and physical damage insurance. […]

Power Outage

Dealing with a Winter Power Outage

Living in a more rural community like Vernon, a winter power outage is quite a bit more common than most of us think. Winter storms can damage and knock down power lines, and there is no telling how long it will take for the power to come back on. Being stuck without power in the […]

First Day of Winter: December Solstice

We all know that winter hasn’t been here for a very long time, but it feels like forever. It’s wet and cold and is going to last a lot longer. Thankfully, we have the holiday’s right around the corner which will definitely lift people’s spirits. However, today is a celebration in its own. It is […]

Cold Season- Preventing it Before it Happens

We are aware that the cold weather can quickly approach, when no one is expecting it. Now that fall is here and winter is slowly coming, days and nights are becoming colder and colder. With cold weather, comes the ever-looming cold season!! Your kids will start to cough, sniffles will run rampant, and visits to […]

The Snow is Coming! Time to Prepare for Winter Driving

Well, it is officially the holiday season, and we are all eagerly attempting to find the perfect Christmas gifts for our loved ones. However, we also need to be aware of the risks of driving this time of year. Snow is coming very soon which will definitely make for some interesting driving situations. Many drivers […]