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Communities at Play: Announcing the 2024 Recipients

Sandbox’s Communities at Play program provides deserving communities throughout the prairies with $25,000 each toward their playground project. The initiative began last year in 2023, where we awarded four communities with funds to upgrade their playgrounds.

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Preparing for Risky Business

Managing risk is an essential part of every business, large or small, states the Insurance Bureau of Canada: “Theft, fire, vandalism, riots: A host of perils could come your way and you need to be ready for them. You can help control the cost of your insurance premiums and improve your business operations by adopting risk management strategies.”

Many small business owners do not see the benefit of practicing risk management, says Tony Lackey, principal, TL Risk Solutions and lead instructor for the risk management courses at Carleton University.

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Rental-Friendly Decorating Tips: A Tenant's Guide

Face it, we’ve all been there when that command strip promises us that it won’t peel the paint off the wall… and then it does. Tenants—we get how frustrating it can be to try and make a space your own while trying not to cause any damage in the meantime. We’re here to give you some rental-friendly decorating tips that maybe you know and some that you don’t. Here’s our tenant’s guide to rental-friendly decorating:

WALLS

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Requirement Over Recommendation: Our Tips for Driving ATVs

First-time ATV driver? Experienced adrenaline junkie? Side-by-side passenger princess? No matter your skill level and how familiar you are with the terrain, accidents happen. We’re here to help you with the ATV Driving Safety Tips that they don’t teach you in school, so put your closed-toe shoes on, top up the tank, and let’s get ready to rumble.

WHAT’S AN ATV?

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How-To: Set up Camp with your RV, Camper, or Trailer

You’ve anticipated this moment for weeks. You’ve packed up half of your home into totes and boxes and filled your RV to the brim. It’s camping season, baby, and you’ve never been so ready for it. But let’s talk about the part that comes soon after you arrive at your destination… the time to set up camp. Chopping wood, unfolding those chairs, picking the right angles, and quite possibly the most treacherous part—backing up the trailer. We’ll go through some of the things you need to do before you go and after you arrive at your destination.

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Cabin and Cottage Safety Essentials: Preparing for Emergencies in Remote Locations

Cabin, cottage, lake house—no matter what you call your home away from home, it’s surely your own version of paradise. The truth of the matter is, most of the time, your haven is remote, not as easily accessible as your full-time home, or there might even be fewer people around. If this is the case, then your cottage may come with its own set of risks and potential losses than your other home does. So, if you’re one of those people who believe life’s better in the woods, then this guide is for you.

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Behind the Policy: Decoding the Insurance Lingo of Classic Cars

The arrival of spring is exciting for everyone in the Prairie provinces but has a totally different meaning and level of excitement for classic car owners out there. It’s that time of the year when you open up the garage, finally take that tarp off your classic car, tie up any loose ends, touch up those last-minute spots, and get your shiny toy on wheels ready for the road. What could be better? Well, here’s the thing—your classic car and primary car that you drive year-round aren’t the same in many ways, and not just because one is a bit cooler than the other.

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Protecting the Powerhouse: Tracking Tips For Your Mechanical Room

Writing it down or snapping a photo are both great ways to remember the date of when a major item in your home was purchased, but what happens when something goes wrong and you can’t find that piece of paper you scribbled on eight years ago? Or you get a new phone, and all your pictures don’t transfer over from the cloud? Moved into a new home and don’t know how old the water heater is? These are the things that just inevitably happen to policyholders everywhere, and we don’t want them to happen to you.

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Sizzle Safely: Protecting Your Home While BBQing

It’s undeniable that barbecuing is a favourite method of cooking during the warmer season, with some even considering it a hobby. The sound of birds chirping. The spicy sizzle of the grill. The mouth-watering smell of burger grease and barbecue sauce. And the—BARBECUE IS ON FIRE! Don’t waste your time putting it out with water… we all know how that one ends. We’ve seen it happen to policyholders one too many times before, and we can promise you that it really does happen that fast.

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Dodge Dryer Disasters: Safety Tips from Sandbox

We all know that the purpose of clothing dryers is to do just that—dry our clothes, and these household appliances do it by using a heating element to warm the laundry and circulate the air inside. Something crucial to consider is that anytime there’s heat, there’s a risk of fire—and that’s not just the insurance in us talking.

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