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5 Tips To Keep You Safe Driving This Winter

5 Tips To Keep You Safe Driving This Winter

Posted in Auto Insurance / Brokers / Galon / Vehicle

1. Get winter tires. This is the easy one people. In some provinces, such as Quebec, you have to get winter tires, it's against the law not to. I used to always say I was never ever going to get winter tires, I always argued with people about why it was a silly economic decision to purchase...


The Most Expensive Disaster In Canadian History

The Most Expensive Disaster In Canadian History

Posted in Insurance / Stories

     I was in a taxi cab in Calgary and the driver says to me, "You know that flood? It was the most expensive natural disaster inCanadian history, no kiddin'". I was quite skeptical so obviously I disagreed wih him and instantly opened Google up on my phone.       I searched in Google:...


Are You Covered If Something Happens On Your Hot Vacation?

Are You Covered If Something Happens On Your Hot Vacation?

Posted in Insurance / Policies / Savings / Stories

    It's getting to be that time again, the snowbirds (not the ones from 15 Wing Moose Jaw!), are off the the southern United States and Mexico to delight in everything the warm sun has to offer in those climates, while we stay up here in snowy ol' Regina.     Here are some tips for those of...


Read This Before You go Trick or Treatin'

Read This Before You go Trick or Treatin'

Posted in Regina / Stories

1. Don't trick or treat alone! Make sure you don't lose anyone in your group. Have a route planned out in advance and try to stick to it. That way if something bad happens, your parents will know exactly where you were going.   2. Wear bright colours or reflective tape so vehicles can see...


Does My Business Need Insurance?

Does My Business Need Insurance?

Posted in Business / Insurance / Regina / Saskatoon

Why does my business need insurance? The main reason businesses should carry business insurance is to protect their assets such as buildings, contents, stock, equipment. The replacement of the real property for the unexpected. As well general liability coverage to protect the business from...


Pirates!?

Pirates!?

Posted in Stories

       In my attempt to find insurance articles for this blog, I have come across some pretty intersting facts/claims/statistics. I have decided that I will start sharing these facts/claims/statistics with you.       The first involves piracy, Yes Pirates! (Arghhhh!)       Did you know that...


Facts on Automobile Insurance

Posted in Auto Insurance

Want to understand car insurance a little better? Check out this infographic we found on automobile insurance. You can find out what the most common auto insurance claims are, myths about the color of your car influencing your insurance, who's most likely to get speeding tickets, and how...


The Top Risks of 2013 [List]

The Top Risks of 2013 [List]

Posted in Business / Insurance

From the Lloyd's of London, one of the world's largest insurance conglomerates, comes the Top Risks of 2013.   The Methodology: They asked respondents about their attitudes of 50 risks across five categories.   The categories: Business and strategic risk Economic, regulatory and...


Own A Railway? Your Insurance Is About To Go Up

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Car Emergency Kit

    You and your family are taking a weekend trip to Minot, ND. You are about an hour into the trip when you get a flat tire. If you call for a tow, or you decide to change it yourself, you and and your family will be waiting. Will you be prepared?     By prepared, I mean will you be able to...


The Hidden Surprise in a Facebook Contest

The Hidden Surprise in a Facebook Contest

Posted in Regina

The other day on the Galon Insurance Facebook Page we held a contest for who could guess the correct score in the Saskatchewan Roughrider football game. The Riders obviously won, though oddly enough, some people actually guessed that the Blue Bombers would win! So we immediately blocked...


Why I Always Call 911 [The Bystander Effect]

Why I Always Call 911 [The Bystander Effect]

Posted in Insurance / Stories

    Kitty Genovese was returning home late one night from her job as a bartender, when she was brutally attacked, stabbed, raped, and eventually murdered. While that is a very tragic story, it is not the worst part. The worst part is that there were at least 12 different witnesses who...