Electric Scooters - a new mode of transport

With the emergence of electric scooter pilot programs in Edmonton, Calgary, and other Canadian cities, a new type of transportation is becoming popularized. However, electric scooters initially appear to occupy a gray area in transportation regulation – are they motor vehicles, like cars, or are they more similar to unpowered scooters?

Green Technology – Risk vs. Reward

There is no denying that climate change, green energy, and the transition away from fossil fuels is a hot topic across the country in Canada right now; it’s also a subject that the insurance industry is keeping a close eye on. Reports that flooding, extreme weather and increased forest fires are the result of climate change has the insurance industry dealing with larger and more frequent losses.

Don’t Let Your Cannabis Crop Go Up in Smoke

With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, homeowners are permitted to grow up to four plants at their residence. Many will choose to grow these plants indoors to control climate conditions and light cycles, but indoor grow operations present unique challenges and some risks such as fire. Planning for and mitigating these risks will help ensure that your crop doesn’t go “up in smoke”.

Infotainment and Telematic Systems

Infotainment and telematics systems are becoming increasingly popular in modern vehicles. Since the introduction of Ford's SYNC system in 2008, most vehicle manufacturers have developed their own in-car systems that allow occupants to play music, make phone calls, look up directions, control vehicle functions, and even connect to the internet with intuitive interfaces.


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