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Hurricane Sandy – A Super-Charged Storm

Current projections show the storm making landfall early Tuesday morning near the New Jersey coast, then bending north and inland as it merges with a cold front descending from Canada.     Weather experts saying this Hurricane colliding with a cold front coming down from Canada could create a super-charged storm bringing floods, high winds and even heavy snow across a swath of eastern states and as far inland as Ohio.     In New York – Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of 375,000 people in low-lying areas threatened by Hurricane Sandy.  Other evacuations were also ordered in Delaware and New Jersey.    As of 7 a.m. on Monday morning, severe winds of up to 60 km/h, with gusts up to 100 km/h, were forecast to begin in the evening. Wind warnings were are in effect for all of southwest, and along the shores of Lake Ontario. Make sure…read more →

Remembering Lincoln Alexander

Last week Ontario had lost a great man. As most of you know by now former lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander or Linc as some may know him passed away on October 19th 2012. Lincoln was a pioneer in racial equality in Canada, and was the first black man in the country to become a lieutenant-governor. Lincoln was 90 when he passed. Lincoln ‘s family was originally from Jamaica but they had moved to Canada before Lincoln was born. He then went to school in Toronto at Earl Grey Junior High and Riverdale Collegiate. Mr. Alexander served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a corporal in the Second World War and graduated from Osgoode Law School in 1953. Mr Alexander then became the first Black Member of Parliament in Canada. He was Federal Minister of Labour in 1979, and served in the…read more →

Four Ways To Get The Latest Information

Did you know that you can now follow Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers located in Hamilton Ontario?  That’s right you will now be able to interact directly with the professionals at Dan Lawrie Insurance so you can give us feedback on how we can improve our products. In addition, by using these trusted social media sites we will be able to increase our communication regarding various topics of interest to you. If you are a member of these sites, you can join us on Facebook,  LinkedIn and Twitter. When you follow us on one of these sites you will have assess to our world class newsletter as well as up-to-date insurance information that pertains to your everyday life. Not only can you follow us on one of the listed social sites but you can also subscribe to our blog. simply put your email in the box below and…read more →

Insurance For Your Halloween Costumes

Taken From: Property and Casualty 360 By: Shannon Frech Gone are the days when a sheet with two holes for eyes constituted a costume. Those trying to circumvent the expense of Halloween by making their own costumes should use common sense around hazards like candles or fireplaces and be sure to read all manufacturer warnings. Susan and Frank Ferlito attended a Halloween party dressed as Little Bo Peep and one of her sheep. Frank lit a cigarette and ignited his sheep costume, which was constructed from Johnson & Johnson cotton balls. A jury found the couple 50 percent at fault, but still awarded the Ferlitos a combined $625,000 in Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson. The district court granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. On appeal, the court affirmed the district court’s decision to set aside the jury verdict, and noted…read more →

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