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Petley-Hare Acquires iShield Insurance Brokers

OSHAWA, September 16, 2021 – Petley-Hare is excited to announce it has acquired iShield Insurance Brokers Ltd.. With this acquisition, Petley-Hare will continue its mission to become the most recognized and recommended insurance retailer within Durham Region.  Strengthening our Durham community presence Founded in Oshawa, Ontario in 1971, iShield Insurance is committed to providing the […]

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Prevent Farm Fires With These 4 Tips

Farm fires are devastating and can result in the loss of produce, livestock, outbuildings and business livelihood. They are the #1 cause of property losses for farms in Ontario. Each year there are approximately 80 barn fires that cause an average of $18.5 million[i] in damages. According to analysis by The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group […]

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What Type of Insurance Should You Have in Your 20s or 30s?

When you turn 20, it feels like you have your whole life ahead of you; the last thing on your mind is what will happen if you’re involved in an accident. But as you age, you may be wondering what the best ways to protect yourself are. You might have heard that the sooner you […]

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Dayshift 8 Hour Challenge: Petley-Hare’s March for Mental Health

It has been a challenging year to say the least, and everyone’s wellness and mental health has been compromised to some degree, which is why we’re partnering up with the Lakeridge Health Foundation and taking part in their Dayshift 8 Hour Challenge! The DayShift Challenge encourages participants to create a challenge for an activity they […]

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5 Things Homeowners Should Do When Buying Insurance

Having homeowners insurance (also known as home insurance) isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Since your home is probably your biggest investment, damage or loss to your property can be emotionally and financially devastating. In some cases, homeowners insurance is required. For example, if you have a mortgage, your lender or mortgage company will typically […]

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Bowmanville Office Closure

To our loyal Bowmanville customers, It’s with mixed emotions that we announce effective May 1st 2021, Petley-Hare will be closing our doors at 68 King Street East, Bowmanville. Over the past 30+ years, we’ve had the pleasure of watching downtown Bowmanville flourish into a lively, joyful and bustling business community. We were fortunate to not […]

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Driving Less? Save Money with CAA MyPace

To say that COVID-19 has changed the way we live our lives would be an understatement. Since the virus first emerged, COVID-19 has presented tough choices for governments, hospitals, schools, local communities, and families. As many Ontarians are still facing financial hardship, it’s important to know that there are steps you can take in order […]

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Does building a backyard skating rink affect home insurance?

A backyard skating rink is a great Canadian tradition and enjoyed by many families across the country, maybe even more so during a pandemic. If you are enjoying a backyard DIY rink, it’s important to understand what is and isn’t covered under your home insurance policy, and make sure you’re protected in case anything goes wrong. […]

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10 Changes Your Home Insurance Company Needs To Know About

From getting a new roof to starting a home-based business, there are certain changes you need to share with your home insurer to make sure you have the right coverage and you’re paying the right price. It’s also important to note that because many of these changes affect your risk level in different ways, failing to share […]

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