July 11, 2018

10 Ways to Reduce Wildfire-Related Risks as a Homeowner

A fact of living in British Columbia is the need to know about wildfire prevention and safety. Although wildfire severity varies from season to season, it will always be a natural hazard we contend with. When they occur regularly, small fires actually benefit our

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June 14, 2018

12 Do’s and Don’ts for Safer Backyard Barbecuing

Have you officially welcomed barbecue season yet? Whether you’re new to grilling, or expertly soaking cedar planks for a gourmet menu; having a busy social calendar might distract you from putting safety first. That’s why we’ve put together these tips on safer barbecuing,

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June 6, 2018

Preparing for the Ultimate BC Road Trip

Figuring out how to get ready for your next adventure? We’ve got some ideas to share about safely exploring beautiful BC.  Whether you’re headed to the Kootenays, the Sunshine Coast, or even heading up the Alaska Highway, here are some tips to help keep the focus on fun.

Are you

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May 26, 2018

Be Sure These Summer Travel Essentials Are on Your List

Nothing squashes a relaxing start to your summer holiday quite like realizing midnight or ferry ride that you’ve forgotten a travel essential like a charger or an important prescription. We’ve all been there – here’s to anyone who’s ever packed a dozen pairs of underwear, but absolutely zero socks (!)

Yes,

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May 16, 2018

Are You Ready for Summer? Boating Maintenance Tips

Now that ideal weather conditions are finally back, you’re probably pretty excited to get your boat ready for summer and back on the water. We’re happy to help you launch into a safe season and extend the life of your boat with this roundup of boating maintenance tips! Before you

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April 25, 2018

Avoid a Home Insurance Claim: Spring Maintenance Tips

It’s an ideal time of year to put on your favourite tunes, roll up your sleeves, and get down to some spring cleaning. This change of season is also a great opportunity to be on the lookout for potential home maintenance issues. Afterall, tending to seasonal wear and tear before

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April 16, 2018

Earth Day Everyday: 47 Tips for ‘Greening’ Your Small Business

In honour of Earth Day’s 47th Anniversary, we’ve gathered tips from our 47 Johnston Meier locations across BC. With all these ideas, we’re sure you’ll find some inspiration for making meaningful, positive changes this year. Spoiler Alert–many of these tips can be implemented at home too! Here’s how your small

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April 4, 2018

Driving Safely in the Rain

The Wetcoast, Raincouver, Raincity.  Our beloved BC Coast’s reputation for rain is known far and wide. Whether you’re a long-time resident, or a newcomer to the region, you’d better be prepared for those spring April showers. Sure, many of us anticipate this weather to be the perfect time to

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March 27, 2018

12 Questions You Need To Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

For many homeowners, the return of warm weather also marks the start of renovation season. Are you preparing for a small project? A full remodel? Either way, we’ve got a handy list of questions to ask before hiring your next contractor.  You’re about to make an important investment, and entrust

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March 20, 2018

Spring Motorcycle Maintenance Tips

We’ve moved the clocks forward. The sun is making a more regular appearance in our forecast. Signs of Spring are (at last!) popping up all around us. To celebrate, we’ve put together a few spring motorcycle maintenance tips to get you and your bike back on the road. If you

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