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Rally for Vita 2015

 

September 13th 2015 marks the 5th annual Rally for Vita – a fundraiser supporting Vita Community Living Services. This years efforts are going to raise funds to equip a training kitchen at Vita CLS. The training centre provides adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness with practical skills that lead to independent living or greater independence in everyday life. For members that have the opportunity to learn in the kitchen, Vita’s goal is to help them find employment within the hospitality sector.

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What can tenant insurance actually do for me?

September marks the time when students are packing up their bags and heading back to school. For some, this will be the first time moving into a house or apartment of their own. While most students are busy organizing internet and cable, some are skipping out on a very important aspect that might cost them thousands: Tenant insurance.

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4 Things You Should Know About ATV Insurance

Although ATV’s are considered a fun toy to enjoy over the weekend, many riders are unaware of the risks they face if they are operating one without insurance. Here are four questions to consider before taking your ATV out for a ride.

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Ride FREE Through the HOV

Knowing all of the frustration that the HOV lane has caused many Torontonians this summer, The Shepherd Group wanted to help out. During the week of July 14th – July 17th we ran a shuttle service around downtown Toronto and through the HOV lane absolutely free.

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New fines for distracted driving in Ontario

As of June 2, 2015, penalties for distracted driving in Ontario have increased! Among a number of changes to Highway Traffic Act, fines for distracted drivers will increase from the old range of $60 – $500 to between $300 – $1,000, plus three demerit points.

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UberX and Possible Insurance Shortfalls

A recent auto accident in Toronto involving an intoxicated driver and a taxi cab with passengers has brought about a significant question about Uber drivers and their insurance needs. While most registered taxi drivers are adequately covered under the insurance policies of their head office or corporation, and any personal coverage they may have, Uber drivers do not have that same luxury.

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Wedding insurance 101

Though you might not want to think about it, disasters can strike your wedding day. From a sudden cancellation to stolen gifts to a damaged gown, wedding insurance can help protect you against the unforseen, and can also afford you great peace of mind. But what exactly is wedding insurance — and how does it work? 

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