The Importance of Choosing A Local, Family Oriented Business for Your Insurance Needs

Written by on 11/9/2017 5:14 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Fairway Insurances Services Inc. is a family operated business. With over 40 years of experience we have grown and expanded to fit the needs of our clients. We have insurance brokers all over Atlantic Canada, and in British Columbia to help find the right kind protection for you and your needs from the best insurance companies offered in Canada. Insurance is not simply a piece of paper or a contract. Insurance is being able to have peace of mind knowing that you, your family, and your assets are protected. When you buy insurance, it is not just another pill to pay every month. By buying insurance, you have just purchased the peace of mind that when a bad situation occurs you will be protected. The assets that are important to you can range from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars, so shouldn’t you be insured by a brokerage that cares about you, understands the importance of these assets, and wants to make the process easier? At Fairway Insurance, we care not only about our client’s fina ...

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End of Summer Cleaning

Written by on 10/11/2017 5:53 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

For a lot of Canadians fall is a time to celebrate. Hockey is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavored treats are everywhere. But as summer starts winding down, our homes might need a re-freshening.  Take the next few weeks to make sure your home is ready for the new season just as much as you are.  Making the extra effort now can make a huge difference when next summer rolls around. Clean the grill. As summer ends, so does grilling season. Give the whole grill a good scrub before packing it up for the season, instead of letting all of this summer’s gunk sit on it for months.  It will cause a lot less hassle when you bring it out next year and want to start some outdoor barbequing. Prepare summer items for storage. Outdoor furniture, lawn chairs and pool toys usually aren’t used year-round. Clean your summer items thoroughly and pack them away for next year. Donate any items that you know you won’t be using again, and throw out anything that is broken or unusable. G ...

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Managing Stress At Work

Written by on 8/25/2017 5:26 AM in , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Stress is a part of every day life, and it’s not always a bad thing to feel stress. However, too much stress can cause major issues both at home and in the workplace. Stress at work does exist and it’s important to know how to deal with it — whether it’s in the form of a demanding client, conflict between coworkers or deadline pressure; finding effective ways to cope with stress at work might be one of the most important skills you can cultivate to boost your career. So how can I manage my stress?  Here are some tips that are important to keep in mind in order to avoid feeling burnt out or anxious at work. 1.      Give yourself more time to get ready in the morning  Wake up a little earlier and allow yourself time to have a good breakfast and leave the house a bit earlier for  your commute to work. This allows you to have a stress free morning without worrying about the clock. 2.      Never let a conflict fester  ...

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5 Eco Friendly Boating Tips

Written by on 8/22/2017 4:52 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

When you go boating, you want to have fun and enjoy yourself. There is nothing wrong with this but it is important to do your part for the environment so everyone will have a safe and enjoyable place for many years to come. Here are five things to remember that will help you have an environmentally friendly time. 1. Don’t Throw Trash into the Water There is no reason to toss empty beverage containers or food wrappers into your local bodies of water. This causes a great deal of debris and can result in toxic build up over time. Never throw out plastic six pack holders. If these things get into the water, it’s possible for innocent creatures to be captured and trapped inside of them. This can result in terrible tragedies, including needless loss of life, and pain and suffering. When you toss garbage into our bodies of water, you make it hard on everyone. It looks terrible and people visiting will think that everyone in Atlantic Canada is thoughtless and selfish. This is not a good way to attract ...

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Summer Parties, Alcohol, and Your Responsibility as a Host

Written by on 8/8/2017 5:54 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Summer is a great chance to have a get together, be it sitting around the pool during the day or even around a fire at night. It’s a great time for weddings, reunions, and all things in between.   If you’re an adult these events will sometimes have alcohol involved, and if you’re the host, then you are responsible for your guests. What exactly does this mean?  It means that if you are the host and your guests are drinking, it is your responsibility to ensure they do not drive or drink too much.  Here are a few suggestions on how to ensure your event goes off without any issues. 1)      Have anyone that has driven to the event location leave their keys with an attendant if they are having a drink or two. 2)      Arrange to have a couple designated drivers / or taxi’s to bring people home when they need 3)      Have snacks around so that people are not drinking on an empty stomach.  ...

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The Importance of Responsible Boating

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Boating is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable things you can do and this is something that everyone in Atlantic Canada has a right to. However, because there may be many other people out there, it is important to be responsible and think of others. This will make the waters much better for everyone involved. Here are some important things to remember about responsible boating. Use the Right Places It can cause a lot of problems if you venture into an area that is not designed for your vessel. For example, if no motorized boats are allowed and you take your powered vessel there, it’s going to upset a lot of people and create a great deal of unnecessary noise. In addition, there is a reason for boating restrictions. For instance, powered boats may be harmful to some types of marine creatures. Don’t Try to Save Money on Life Vests Always use life jackets and vests that have been properly tested and approved. In addition, when you buy vests, purchase ones that are very sturdy and can easily ho ...

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Automotive Breakdown Safety Tips

Written by on 7/21/2017 5:54 AM in , , , . It has 0 Comments.

This year, millions of Canadians will hit the road for a vacation or perhaps just a fun and relaxing road trip. It is a good way to get away from it all and not think about the rat race and tensions of everyday life. However, while you travel all kinds of things can happen if you are not prepared. Here are 5 tips to keep you safe when you suddenly find yourself stranded on the road. 1. Know Where You Are If you have GPS onboard, this should not be a problem. However, not everyone has this luxury, so look around for landmarks or highway markers. Your location is very important if you need to tell someone where you are. The better directions they have, the quicker you can receive the kind of help you need. 2. Be Careful with Flat Tires If you are driving along and notice a tire is flat, the last thing you want to do is panic. Here is what you should do: Do not slam on the brakes. This can actually cause you to lose control of the car and it could result in a terrible disaster. Hold the steering ...

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8 Ways to Stay Safe on the Water

Written by on 7/18/2017 5:05 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Atlantic Canada is a great place to go boating. There is so much to do and so many fun activities, especially in the warm and lovely weather. However, the unexpected can happen on the water and this can present special hazards that you will not face on land. Here are 8 helpful tips to keep you and your family safe while you are having fun with your boat. 1. Wear Your Lifejacket It may look daring and cool to speed through the water without wearing a life jacket or flotation device, but it is not smart. Maybe you think you are a great swimmer and you won’t need a life jacket if you are suddenly thrown into the water. However, you never know what can happen. Suppose the boat capsized and you were struck in the head? What would happen if your legs were seriously injured in an accident? It only takes a few minutes to drown, and if you have a life jacket on, it can make the difference between life and death. 2. Have an Emergency Plan What would happen if you faced a sudden storm or the boat tipped over? ...

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Things to Know about Home Swimming Pool Safety

Written by on 7/14/2017 5:52 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

When the weather gets warm, there is no place like being in the swimming pool.  This can be a lot of work and expense, but most people feel that it is worth it.  Owning a pool also comes with a lot of responsibility and here is some important information that can help increase your pool knowledge and safety.   Fencing Your fence is there to keep out intruders or people interested in using your pool without your permission.  Whether you realize it or not, anyone entering your property and using your pool could sue you for damages or injury.   You should have some kind of fence or barrier around your entire swimming pool.  In fact, in most places, it's the law.  You need to check with your local municipality or government about ordinances concerning swimming pools.  Some areas may only require a 3 foot fence while others may want something as tall as 6 feet.  Swimming pool gates should be self latching and have the latch on the inside.  You will need to chec ...

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9 Helpful Sailing Tips for Beginners

Written by on 7/10/2017 6:00 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Sailing on the water in Atlantic Canada is one of the most pleasurable things you can do.  It's a different world out on the water.  There is something about the freedom and relaxation that comes with boating, and you don't have to be concerned with all the things that are happening onshore.  However, if you are just beginning, these 9 sailing ti[s can help you get off to a safe start.  1. Take lessons first:  Maybe you know someone that is experienced with sailing.  Learn all you can from this person.  IF you have no one to learn from, consider taking lessons.  Before you start lessons, take the time to study basic terms you will be dealing with.  For example, port is left and starboard is right, when looking at the bow (front) of the boat. 2. If possible, rent your first sailboat: This gives you a "try before you buy" advantage.  Plus, you'll know exactly what you like and how much boat you can handle.  In addition, you should rent something smal ...

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