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Preparing Your Home for a Vacation

Thursday, July 12, 2018

There are a number of hazards that could affect your home while you're away, including lightning, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you're on vacation, consider the following: Continue...

Of Every 10 Busineses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) ordered a telephone survey - 2017 survey with Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues - of around 1,014 Canadian businesses. The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs. Continue...

Don't Get Ticked Off: Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lyme disease is a bacterium that is often carried by mice and other small rodents. The disease can be transmitted to humans if they are bitten by a tick that has previously fed off an infected animal. Continue...

Insurance in Action: Why Do I Need Life Insurance?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Life insurance isn't an exciting thing to think about and it may seem like an unnecessary expense. But if you have dependants who rely on you for financial support, then life insurance is really about protecting them in case something happens to you. Your designated beneficiary would collect a financial benefit upon your death. Continue...

Ottawa This Summer - Festivals, Fairs, Events, Farmers Markets, Museums

Friday, May 18, 2018

Each year, Scrivens celebrates summer by closing our doors an hour early on Fridays so we can enjoy all the festivals, events, and celebrations our amazing city has to offer. Beginning May 18 until August 31, the Scrivens office will be closing at 4:00 PM on Fridays. Continue...

Insuring your home away from home

Thursday, May 17, 2018

If you're investing in a second home, Scrivens has put together some insurance basics to help you make the best buying decision when it comes to determining insurability and estimating your ongoing cost of ownership. Continue...

CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment

Monday, April 30, 2018

When employees are impaired on the job—whether from fatigue, the use of drugs or the consumption of alcohol—they can create a number of serious workplace safety hazards. With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage. Continue...

Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies in what is called cryptocurrenciesContinue...

Remodeling your home

Thursday, April 05, 2018

The sun is coming out, the days are getting longer, and the air is getting warmer. That means it's time to renovate your home or cottage! Whether you have hired someone to renovate or you're doing it yourself, there are some things you need to be aware. Continue...

Navigating Rental Car Insurance

Monday, March 26, 2018

When renting a car for a family vacation, road trip, or other personal use, the last thing you want to worry about is your insurance coverage. Before renting a car, you'll have to decided whether to purchase additional rental insurance or not. Continue...



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