Jan 8, 2020 Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies Merge with Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 2020: The Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies have announced that Jarrett Thompson Insurance and Financial Services Inc. has decided to merge with the Group, effective January 1st, 2020. Located at 804 Greenbank Road in Barrhaven, Jarrett Thompson Insurance Brokers have been serving the community since 2010, and previously as a State Farm Agent.   They will continue to operate under the name of Jarrett Thompson Insurance, a Division of Rhodes & Williams Limited.  Clients will continue to be served by Maggie Check who they have gotten to know and love over the years.  However, she will now simply have the backup of the larger Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies, to better serve the brokerage insurance clients. “Deciding to merge our…

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Dec 17, 2019 Canada’s Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2019

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released its annual list of Canada's most frequently stolen vehicles, which is compiled using data from its members across the country. No surprise the Ford F-Series trucks topped the list again. These light- and medium-duty trucks are popular with auto thieves across Canada.

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Nov 19, 2019 Giving Tuesday 2019

The start of the giving season Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, Giving Tuesday or, more appropriately #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative that aims to harness the power…

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Oct 25, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes game. It takes place on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the Redblacks wrap up the 2019 season inside TD Place. The game is being presented by The Salvation Army, and they’ll be on site with their canteen food truck and more. The Redblacks will also be handing out 10,000 freebies to fans as a thank you for supporting them all season long. If that wasn’t enough, here are 4 other reasons you’d want to attend the final game of the season at TD Place. Fun Fact: The…

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Oct 18, 2019 Ottawa Senators Vs. New York Islanders Ticket Giveaway

Ottawa Senators Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away a pair of tickets worth $230 to the Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders game on Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm. These pair of tickets also includes parking. The Sens will be celebrating a 90’s theme night with some of your favourite 90’s arcade games music. The first 2,500 fans will also receive a complimentary Ottawa Senators snapback hat.  Fun Fact: The Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983. Their 19 consecutive playoff series wins between 1980 and 1984 is a feat that remains unparalleled in the history of professional sports. They are the last team in any major professional North American sport to…

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Oct 3, 2019 Cyber Breach Coach

Today’s world moves so quickly and we need all the help we can get! Trying to lose weight, maybe you need a diet or health coach? Working on accelerating business results… maybe you need a business coach? But, what about a Cyber Breach Coach?

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Sep 17, 2019 Sump Pump 101

When it comes to preventing flooding in your home, sump pumps are among the most valuable tools at your disposal, especially during heavy rainfalls or snowmelt season. Learn how sump pumps work and how you can keep yours flowing smoothly all year long.

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Sep 13, 2019 Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions Ticket Giveaway

Redblacks Ticket Giveaway Contest We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions game. It takes place on Saturday September 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm as the RedBlacks celebrate their Retro Night. Here’s some of the specials they have planned for Retro Night. This is the RedBlacks’ 15th game of the season and 2nd meeting against the BC lions. Kickoff is expected to take place at 7:00 pm at TD Place. Fun Fact: The Lions were the first Western Canadian team to have won the Grey Cup at home, having done so in 1994 and 2011, before Saskatchewan won in 2013. Enter your name in the draw…

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Sep 6, 2019 How To Prevent Flood Damage in Your Home

When water ends up where it doesn’t belong, it can do a good deal of damage — but many homeowners don’t think about preventing water damage until it’s too late. Take these 10 steps to help prevent damage to your home before it happens: 1. Seal cracks in your foundation walls and basement floors. This is a simple way to help reduce the risk of basement water damage. In most cases, existing cracks can be sealed from the inside of your home without having to dig around your foundation. 2. Install window wells and covers. Window wells, or wells dug outside a below-grade window, are typically reinforced with galvanized steel or polyethylene shields that support the earth and block debris and moisture from reaching your basement windows.

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Sep 6, 2019 Can I Let Someone Else Drive My Car?

Whether your buddy needs to borrow your pick-up truck to move his couch or your daughter wants to drive your car to her college class twice a week, it’s not uncommon to want to lend your vehicle to another driver from time to time. But what happens if the person you lend your vehicle to gets into a collision? And how many times can you lend your vehicle to someone before they need to be added as an occasional driver on your car insurance policy? We’ve got answers to your questions. Will my insurance policy still cover damage to my car if someone else is driving? Generally speaking, your own insurance policy should cover damage to your vehicle even when someone else is driving it,…

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