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Nighttime driving time to shift gears
Nighttime driving—time to shift gears
Car
It may come as no surprise that driving at night can be more challenging and carry greater risks. And in winter especially, when there are fewer hours of daylight and often difficult road conditions, it’s a good idea to review some simple tips to keep you and others as safe as possible.
What to expect during your first home inspection
What to Expect During Your First Home Inspection
Home
Purchasing a home can be an exhilarating experience, but it's essential to take the necessary steps to ensure you're making a sound investment. With a comprehensive guide to understanding the home inspection process and its implications for both mortgages and home insurance.

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How to prevent car theft 1
How to prevent car theft
Car theft is one of the most common crimes in Canada, and the numbers are increasing every year. According to Équité Association, on average, one car is stolen every 5 minutes in Canada.¹ You could prevent your car from theft by applying these simple measures.
Minimalist living how to declutter your home and mind
Minimalist Living: How to Declutter Your Home and Mind
Minimalism is sweeping the globe, a refreshing antidote to a society often drowning in excess. This philosophy, deeply rooted in simplicity, advocates for a life with fewer possessions, highlighting the freedom and focus that come with decluttering not just physical spaces but also one's life. For first-time homebuyers, minimalism offers a unique opportunity to make thoughtful choices about what to bring into their new space, ensuring each item adds value and joy.
Keeping holiday shopping cybersafe
Keeping holiday shopping cybersafe
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday shopping are almost upon us. Many of us enjoy the pleasure and convenience of shopping online from the comfort of home. You don’t have to battle any crowds or worry about fitting your shopping into store hours. You can shop at midnight in your pyjamas! But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security just because you’re within the cozy confines of home. Online activity puts us at risk of scams, identity theft and credit card fraud. Cybercriminals are out there on the prowl, lying in wait to pounce when you let your guard down. Make sure you don’t get caught. Read on for handy tips on how to protect yourself.

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Nighttime driving time to shift gears
Nighttime driving—time to shift gears
It may come as no surprise that driving at night can be more challenging and carry greater risks. And in winter especially, when there are fewer hours of daylight and often difficult road conditions, it’s a good idea to review some simple tips to keep you and others as safe as possible.
The wonderful world of wetlands
The wonderful world of wetlands
Every year, World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2nd to raise global awareness about the importance of wetlands for people and the planet. In the fight against climate change, these vital habitats are a natural solution with the ability to store 50 times more carbon than rainforests. Wetlands are also sources of livelihood, helping to sustain local communities and combat food insecurity. They generate an enormous number of jobs throughout the world, including a billion households that rely on growing and processing rice. And that’s just the beginning of why wetlands are so important to the planet and why we’ve teamed up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help protect them here at home, one wetland at a time.
Co ownership co operation is key
Co-ownership—co-operation is key
For many, owning a house is a dream come true. But in today’s economic climate, with rising inflation and soaring interest rates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make that dream a reality. More and more, people are having to come up with creative ways to make homeownership happen, including co-ownership with a friend.

Stories

Mitch Marner in front of a cabin
Mitch Marner off the ice, and moving out
Mitch Marner talks about what it’s like moving out on his own, being a home owner now, but not being the “design guy”.
Valerie sitting on a Lapensée mattress
A waking dream
Valérie Lapensée is a fourth-generation member in the family business. Her dream is to continue growing the company founded by her great-grandfather.
Man looking at camera with image of younger self faded in the background
How I became an entrepreneur
Serge Beauchemin’s life as an entrepreneur officially began in 1987. He had just quit his job as a salesman at a distributor of computer equipment, slamming the door behind him. With an inflated ego, he figured that if he could sell for someone else, surely he could do so for himself.

Thoughts

Pedal power
Pedal power
It’s safe to say that cycling is a terrific form of exercise. But when you see all the amazing benefits for your body and soul—not to mention the planet—described in one place, even the biggest skeptic will be dashing out to dust off their bike.
Prevention tips that should spread like wildfire
Prevention tips that should spread like wildfire
This year has seen the worst wildfire season in Canada’s recent history, and it’s making headlines worldwide. If you live in an area where wildfires are a real risk, there are some preventive measures you can take to protect your home and be better prepared.
Coming together under one roof
Coming together under one roof
Moving in with another person is exciting and a pretty big deal. What are the serious discussions you need to have before signing a lease together or moving into your partner’s existing home? Not to worry! Intact is here to help.