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09/06/2022

Local Love: The Painted Ladies of Grimsby

The Painted Ladies of Grimsby are a series of cottages that create one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the Niagara Region.

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08/30/2022

Ontario Licence Plate Renewal Updates

We wanted to make things a little easier for you with some helpful information about the updated process for renewing your licence plates.

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08/22/2022

Local Love: The Fort Erie Race Track

When you’re looking for fun and excitement, Erion’s Kim Helsdon highly recommends the Fort Erie Race Track!

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07/25/2022

Richardson Receives Athletic Performance Training Grant

Congratulations to Emma Richardson for being awarded the Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant!

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06/30/2022

Local Love: Cravings by Jayne

For this month’s Local Love blog, Erion’s Nella Dushime is taking us on a trip to Cravings by Jayne, a delightful French-inspired bakery in the heart of Crystal Beach.

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06/20/2022

8 Tips for Boating Safely

Before you head out for some summer boating fun, check out our list of tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience!

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06/13/2022

A Fire in Grimsby: Coming Together When You Need Us Most!

When a fire broke out in a Grimbsy home, our client received service from their Erion Broker without even having to notify them!

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06/06/2022

Local Love: Cheese Secrets

Welcome to Cheese Secrets, your family-run local artisan cheese and deli market! This Niagara-on-the-Lake favourite offers a wide variety of delicious specialty items, such as cheeses, meats, jellies, freshly baked bread and more.

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06/01/2022

Employee Feature - Cindy Ransky

Welcome back Cindy Ransky! An insurance broker who's dedicated to her clients, we're thrilled for Cindy's return to our Fort Erie office.

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05/26/2022

Local Love: The Wine Country Cooking School

As a show of appreciation, Erion President Scott Maskell arranged for the Erion team to enjoy an amazing day of cooking, eating and local wines at the Wine Country Cooking School!

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05/09/2022

Do I Really Need a Separate Watercraft Insurance Policy?

While watercraft insurance is not mandatory by law in Ontario, what happens if someone gets injured while you are boating? Additionally, there are some circumstances where watercraft insurance is required.

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04/18/2022

Local Love: Labatt Park

When she’s not busy helping you with your insurance needs, Erion’s Senior Account Executive at our London branch, Pam McNichol, loves catching a game at the historic Labatt Memorial Park.

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04/05/2022

Erion & Schooner Explained

Let’s get to know each other! Ever wonder where the name Erion came from? What is Schooner all about? Why is his nose blue? Learn more about who Erion is and what makes us special!

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03/29/2022

Local Love: Western University Mustangs

At Erion, we love to support local communities, and there’s nothing that brings the community together quite like sports! With an Erion branch in London, Ontario, we’re big fans of the Western University Mustangs.

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03/07/2022

Free March Break 2022 Activities in Niagara

We’ve collected a list of free March Break events happening throughout the Niagara region, both in-person and virtual, that are lots of fun but won’t break the bank!

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02/24/2022

Local Love: The Greenhouse Floral Bar

The Greenhouse Floral Bar is an eco-conscious floral shop, specializing in beautiful and mindful designs. Take a stroll through their unique shop and see what wonders you may find!

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02/15/2022

5 Essential Tips for Enjoying Your Cottage All Year Round

Cottage life is often the best part of spring and summer in Canada. Many of us have been spending extra time at the cottage during the pandemic. In this blog, we outline 5 steps to winterize your cottage and turn it into an all-season getaway.

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02/02/2022

11 Winter Travel Tips

Whether you’re headed to a distant land or taking a vacation nearby, when you’re going to be away from your home during the winter months, there are some essential steps you can take to better prepare.

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01/24/2022

Local Love: Owen Millar Set to Hit it Out of the Park in Kansas

Congratulations Owen Millar! The stepson of Erion’s own Nadine Millar and a local hailing from Burlington, Owen is headed to the University of Kansas to study Business Administration and pitch for the Jayhawks!

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01/10/2022

How a Cyber Attack Can Affect Your Business

With a click of your mouse, you can experience a cyber attack. Companies, large and small, can be attacked and it can be a scary and costly experience for a business. We're helping you understand cyber attacks and how you can protect yourself and your business.

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12/15/2021

Employee Feature - Nadine Millar

We are proud to have Nadine Millar as an amazing administrator and receptionist with Erion Insurance. Always ready to help our clients, Nadine has enjoyed working in the insurance industry since graduating from college.

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11/29/2021

How to Protect Your Laptop with Home Insurance

Just like all other valuable items, you must ensure that your electronics are protected in case of damages, loss, or theft. You are probably aware of warranties and special protection plans, but did you know that your home insurance can also be used for your electronic devices?

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11/28/2021

Local Love: Elizabeth Street Pumphouse

We’re taking a look at the Elizabeth Street Pumphouse, providing both a fantastic event facility and a beautiful area to explore nature and enjoy the waterfront.

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11/16/2021

Employee Feature - Kim Helsdon

We’d like you to meet our phenomenal broker Kim Helsdon! Kim takes great pride in caring for Erion’s customers and always seeks to keep things easy for her clients.

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11/08/2021

Understanding Home Insurance Premiums

There are a variety of factors that can affect home insurance premiums. Understanding your home insurance can help you get the right coverage for YOU, while minimizing your premiums.

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10/27/2021

Make Sure the Season Changing Doesn’t Leave You Unprotected

With the changing of seasons comes changes to your insurance needs. Each season has its own specific challenges and needs, and Erion Insurance is here to help you be prepared.

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10/21/2021

Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant Awarded

We are so pleased to be awarding the Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant to Cassie Orr and Sophia Saldutto.

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10/19/2021

Local Love: Welland Canal Parkway Trail

One of our brokers at the Grimsby office, May Danchili, has chosen a treasured part of the Niagara region for this month’s Local Love feature: the Welland Canal Parkway Trail!

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10/15/2021

Employee Feature - Julie Whitford

As the receptionist and first point of contact for many of our customers, you may have already met the incredible Julie Whitford. We’re excited for you to get to know her even better!

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09/26/2021

Local Love: Kala House of Colour

This month, we’re putting the spotlight on one of our favourite places to shop in the Muskoka area: the Kala House of Colour!

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09/22/2021

Employee Feature - Kathy Wood

Introducing our Personal Lines Account Executive, Kathy Wood! A lover of travel, Yoga, and getting out for a good hike, Kathy gets her energy from the casual shot of espresso added to her morning coffee!

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08/30/2021

Is Your Home Protected Against Potential Flooding?

If you’ve lived in Ontario for some time, you’ve likely noticed the significant change in weather patterns over the years. Have you asked yourself if your home is protected against flooding?

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07/27/2021

Local Love: Muskoka Brewery

If there's something we've all learnt over the past few years, it's the importance of supporting local. The Muskoka Brewery isn't one you'll want to miss this summer!

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07/12/2021

Do Modified Vehicles Break the Law?

Popular vehicle modifications can be hazardous for the driver and others on the road. If you're considering modifications, you should first determine how - or if - you’ll be able to insure the vehicle.

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07/05/2021

Renovate Your Backyard Without Impacting Your Home Insurance

Some of the greatest memories are created outdoors. Before anyone kicks their backyard transformation plans into high gear, there are a handful of (very important) items to keep in mind!

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06/17/2021

Local Love: 335 on the Ridge

As a family business with ideals ingrained in the community, we believe in the power of supporting local. Our "Local Love" series will feature local establishments that our team can’t get enough of, starting with 335 on the Ridge!

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06/02/2021

5 Ways to Reduce Insurance Risk During a Basement Renovation

If all this time spent at home has inspired you to give your basement a facelift, be sure to learn the important factors that come into play!

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04/23/2021

We’re on the Move!

Big moves are happening at Erion Insurance, and we want to share the news with you!

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03/11/2021

Employee Feature - Anna Danyliw

Meet the newest member of the Erion Insurance team! Part of our Commercial Insurance division, Anna dove in feet first!

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03/11/2021

8 Tips for Opening Your Seasonal Cottage

If you’re a seasoned cottage owner, you’ve probably established a solid reopening routine. But if you’re new to cottage life, things may not come as naturally ... yet!

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01/26/2021

Congratulations Bernice Burgess!

Bernice has been an integral part of Erion Insurance Group for over a decade, and will be missed by many as she leaves us to enjoy her permanent weekend status!

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11/05/2020

Handy Dandy Cottage Closing Checklist

Closing a cottage for the season can be a lot to handle, and in the moment, it's easy for important items to slip your mind!

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10/20/2020

Gauthier Selected as Recipient of Athletic Performance Training Grant

We're pleased to announce the first recipient of the Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant!

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09/25/2020

The Erion Insurance Athletic Performance Training Grant

Athletics and physical fitness have always been an important part of Scott's life. Here's how our President is giving back to the community in a year of uncertainty.

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09/04/2020

Employee Feature - Ornella Dushime

We get so excited to share our employee profiles with you all, and this one is no exception to that excitement! Get to know Ornella Dushime!

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07/14/2020

Employee Feature - Pam McNichol

We're thrilled to introduce everyone to the newest member of the Erion team, and your trusted companion at our new London Ontario branch!

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05/20/2020

Switching Gears to Adjust to the New Normal

As we approach our 10th week of operating remotely, we're proud to report that our team's commitment to serving our clients has remained stronger than ever!

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04/22/2020

The OGI Hockey Tournament Presents $5,000 to Autism Niagara

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament, fundraising hope wasn't lost, thanks to support from the Gore Mutual Foundation!

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03/27/2020

Preventative measures to flatten the curve

As we navigate through these uncertain times, it’s our number one priority to protect our team, as well as our clients and the public from the possible spread of COVID-19.

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02/06/2020

Employee Feature - Christine Davies

It’s important to us that you’re familiar with the folks on the other end of the phone when you give us a call. It's time you get to know Christine Davies, our personal lines broker and trusted companion out of our Grimsby office!

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12/20/2019

A glance back at 2019

In what feels like the blink of an eye, another year has passed us by! From Schooner adventures to hitting exciting milestones, 2019 has been a good one for us.

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12/02/2019

Your vehicle needs winter boots!

Living between the Great Lakes has a great list of perks but come wintertime, we experience weather a bit differently than others. It's important to give yourself extra travel time, and to equip your vehicle with the proper tires to tackle challenging road conditions!

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10/29/2019

Rebstock Insurance joins forces with Erion

We’re honoured that Tim Rebstock has put his trust in our team to provide the same quality service that they’ve faithfully offered their clients for over 100 years!

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09/16/2019

This just in: electronic insurance cards are approved in Ontario!

The FSRA of Ontario has officially approved the use of electronic auto insurance cards! As handy as it may be, there are some things you should keep in mind when relying solely on your smartphone for your proof of insurance.

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07/31/2019

Employee Feature - Hayden Disher

Introducing our dedicated commercial broker, Hayden! We met Hayden way back in her high school years, when she held a co-op with us before we became Erion Insurance!

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07/09/2019

Commercial general liability insurance - explained

Insuring a business is a completely different ballgame than simply insuring a home or vehicle. As your trusted companion, we’re breaking down what you need to know about Commercial General Liability insurance!

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06/03/2019

Dive into pool safety

Nothing beats cooling down from the scorching summer sun by leaping into your backyard pool! The carefree fun of owning a pool also has some serious responsibilities, too. We've put together our top tips to help you and your pals enjoy the pool safely this season!

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05/06/2019

Employee Feature - May Danchili

It's time to meet May, one of the dedicated brokers at our Grimsby office. Although her childhood dreams were more about storm chasing and less about insurance, we're glad she ended up with us!

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04/09/2019

You’re moving - here’s what you need to know!

There's a lot to think about when you're moving. As your trusted companion, we're here to help you understand what you need to know about your insurance affairs when transitioning to a new home!

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03/08/2019

Insuring unoccupied and vacant homes

Puzzled about the difference between a vacant home, and an unoccupied home? As your trusted companion, we've broken down the difference between the two and the effects it has on your insurance policy.

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02/07/2019

Homeowners insurance - explained

Homeowners insurance offers the protection you need for unexpected mishaps. With so many aspects that make up your policy, it's easy to get lost.

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01/17/2019

10 most common coverage questions, revealed

There are a lot of details when it comes to choosing your insurance coverage. We've answered 10 of the most common coverage questions to help clear up some complicated areas!

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01/04/2019

Employee Feature - Warren Pitton

Meet Warren, our Operations and Sales Manager at our Grimsby location. If he isn't in the office, you can find him just down the street at Station 1 Coffeehouse!

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12/20/2018

Safe and joyful holidays

The holidays can become fairly chaotic, causing simple safety precautions to slip our minds. The Erion Insurance team has put together a handful of helpful pointers to keep your holiday safe!

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11/27/2018

Top 5 reasons to go paperless

Erion Insurance is now offering Intact clients the opportunity to switch to paperless billing! We're giving you 5 great reasons on why you should make the switch, if you haven't already.

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11/13/2018

10 things to do in Niagara this winter

The Niagara Region hosts a plethora of events and activities that can entertain the entire family! Here's a list of our favourites, with hopes that your family will enjoy them as much as we do!

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10/31/2018

Employee Feature - Kris Hails

Meet Kris! This stellar Personal Insurance Account Executive works in our Grimsby office, but she can also be found hanging out at Teddy's Sports Bar, or solving a crossword.

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10/12/2018

Cast away to warmer days

If you’re planning to take a break from what’s sure to be another long, Canadian winter, there are a few things to plan and consider before you cast off to a sandy paradise.

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09/21/2018

Life is a highway

We know ‘em, we’ve seen ‘em, and the most troubling of all, we’ve shared the road with ‘em! Distracted drivers are everywhere and as much as we wish it wasn’t the case, it has become a - totally preventable - national problem.

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08/01/2018

Keeping yourself (and your business) safe on the web

Easy access to internet has made business highly efficient and interactive. Cyber insurance is for those intangible, yet very important, instances where the internet or computer networks are affected.

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07/18/2018

Employee Feature - Sophia Haining

Sophia can be found with a smiling face at our Grimsby office. When she isn't busy helping clients get the coverage they need, she can be found cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

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07/04/2018

10 things to do in the Niagara Region this summer

To help you make the most out of your summer days, we pulled together a list of the region’s festivals, outdoor events, attractions, and even a few ways for you to just kick back and relax!

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06/20/2018

Home away from home

Unfortunately you can’t take your home wherever you go. You can, however, stay at someone else’s home, or castle, or boat (apparently).

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05/26/2018

Memories are made at the lake

We wait all year for the chance to escape to the cottage for long walks on the beach, enjoying barbecues and bonfires with family and close friends, and early morning fishing trips out on the lake.

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05/03/2018

I’m a big kid now

Preparing seasonal toys for warmer days is exciting, but it’s important to ensure you have the ideal insurance coverage before jumping in the boat or hitting the open road with your motorcycle or RV.

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