This week, September 23-29, 2019, is Rail Safety Week. Today we are very happy to have the opportunity to interview Lorrie Johnston. Lorrie does amazing work promoting Rail Safety in Eastern Canada and Maine, USA. Lorrie is the Operation LifeSaver, Maritime Safety Steering Committee Chair.
We at Higgins Insurance believe in education, prevention, and creating awareness, to help prevent injuries. To that end, we invite you to read, and share, the following interview with Lorrie.
There’s something unmatchable about the great outdoors. No matter where go, you just can’t substitute fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of nature.
Unfortunately, not all of nature is beautiful. At least in how they relate to humans, ticks are pests. When you’re outdoors, the sun and the scenery aren’t all you’re surrounded by. You may also be around ticks, which could get on your clothes or even your body.
That’s bad enough on its own. Add in the fact these arachnids can spread illnesses like Lyme disease and makes it critical to avoid them.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe and tick free.
Here is our interview with BIKER BUNNY from Moncton who heads out on their bike every Easter to bring joy and smiles to all. Biker Bunny visits all hospitals and centers for seniors and children with disabilities.
May is National Bike Month - Bike Month 2019 kicks off on Monday, May 27 and continues until the end of June, with hundreds of ways to celebrate across Canada. National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of cycling and encourage more folks to give it a try. Our goal at Higgins Insurance during bike month is to create awareness about safety. Cyclists face the same hazards as vehicles. Other cyclists, pedestrians, falling objects, vehicles, animals, road construction, road conditions, weather etc are examples of these hazards.
To highlight National Bike Month we have interviewed 3 cyclists in the community; Sophie Burry, an upcoming Mountain Bike Rider, Shelley Wood who cycled across Canada to raise awareness and money for childrens’ cancer and Wayne Arrowsmith who was instrumental in getting the One Meter Law passed in New Brunswick.
April 7-13, 2019 is National Volunteer week. The spotlight will be on volunteers who love to contribute to various causes, whether it is for the homeless, elderly, animals, the poor, people with addictions, youth, sports, hospice, board of director volunteers, or committee member volunteers, etc.
Volunteers touch lives and positively affect their community by providing a renewed sense of hope. We at Higgins Insurance recognize the value of volunteers and the exponential impact they have on our communities.
April is distracted driving awareness month, a campaign that aims to recognize the dangers of distracted driving. During the Ontario March Break, the Ontario Provincial Police issued more than 200 distracted driving charges per day during the targeted Campaign. Provincial Police issued a total of 1508 distracted driving charges against drivers allegedly holding or using a hand held electronic device while behind the wheel. Drivers in Ontario are reminded of the increased distracted driving penalties that took effect January 1, 2019 including fines of up to 1000.00, three demerit points and a three-day licence suspension.
Distracted drivers in NB receive fines of $ 172.50 while NS fines are $ 233.95 and increase on the 2nd and subsequent offences. PEI distracted drivers can be fined anywhere from $ 572.00 - $1275.00 !
As all parents know, any financial aid in getting their children pay for college is helpful. This is especially true for students who aren’t at the top of their class or are exceptional athletes.
Thankfully, there are a number of scholarships available that can do wonders in greasing the wheels for admission fees.
One such scholarship is the CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarship. But how much does it cover? What are the eligibility requirements?
Here’s everything you need to know about this scholarship.
Each year, Higgins Insurance is incredibly proud to partner with the New Brunswick Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veteran’s Association in handing out five $1,000 scholarships to worthy students.
For 2018, we once again had well over 100 applications come in from lots of hopeful and exemplary students. Here are the results – congratulations to the winners!
At Higgins Insurance, we care about our clients and the Maritime community.
We know that you work hard serving residents of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. That's why we do our best to make your life just a little bit easier.
We love and value our Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 8920 members because they work hard to protect labor rights and keep rural Nova Scotia hospitals running.