April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! This Earth Day, we encourage you and your family to participate in a neighbourhood safari hosted by National Geographic. Joining in is easy! Simply draw, colour, or create your favourite animal and display it in your window, doorway or even drawn with chalk on your sidewalk for all to see. NatGeo@Home has made it even easier by providing coloring pages here. Everyone can then go on their own safaris—while practicing social distancing, —and spot different animals all over the neighborhood! NatGeo@Home states “the goal is that as you walk with.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ACTION PLAN Prevention Activities Gateway Employees A communication has been sent to all employees with information on the coronavirus obtained from reliable sources. All have received Health Canada’s guidelines to prevent the spread of infections. We are currently stocking our offices with additional hand sanitizer, facial tissues, paper towels and disinfectant wipes, supplies permitting. Desks are to be cleared at the end of each day as much as possible to allow for thorough cleaning. All employees have been advised that they must stay home if they develop any of the symptoms relating to the virus or have been.
Pink Shirt Day On this day, we unite with millions of people across the world in taking a stand against bullying. The Pink Shirt Day campaign was started by two Nova Scotian teens, Travis Price and David Sheppard, after witnessing a grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school on his first day. These two grade 12 students took a stand against homophobic bullying, which garnered media attention across the country. These brave boys saw a problem and hit it head on. They gathered others at their school and wore pink the following day to show.
Whether you live in an apartment, a townhome, a duplex or a single family home, you likely have at least one neighbour. Those living in multi-residential apartments or condos can end up with neighbours to the left, right, above, and below. Neighbours can have a huge impact on whether or not we enjoy our home. To be a good neighbour and allow everyone to enjoy their homes to the fullest, follow these tips. Introduce Yourself – If the opportunity arises, be sure to introduce yourself to your neighbours whether it be at a block party, Holiday function or passing each other.
The Current Market Over the past few months, you have likely heard about the rising costs of insurance premiums and deductibles in condominiums, stratas and rental properties across the country. We’ve put together the following information to help provide a better understanding of the situation as well as to provide guidance on how you can protect your investment. The current insurance business class for apartments, condos, and stratas is volatile as a result of poor performance issues in the past and recent natural disasters. Several insurers are shying away from insuring this class altogether. The remaining insurers willing to provide.
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and Gateway Property Management is joining the conversation around mental health. This year’s theme is Mental Health: Every Action Counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every one of the following actions completed: Twitter – Tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk and/or watch the official video (here) Facebook – Use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame and/or watch the official video (here) Instagram – Watch the official video (here) Snapchat – Send a snap using the Bell Let’s Talk filter or watch.
Coast to coast, Condo Corporations have been facing steep increases to both premiums and deductibles. The IBC announced on Tuesday that a risk manager was being engaged to work with condominiums to increase awareness on how insurers view risk and evaluate properties. The risk manager would be able to provide guidance on what maintenance or actions can be taken by a Board to reduce risk. Read more on this on the Canadian Underwriter here. Our team looks forward to receiving more information from the IBC in the coming weeks to provide to our valued clients.
We would like to wish everyone and their families Merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful and happy New Year! In order to allow our team to take in the best of the season, all Gateway offices will have the following closures for the upcoming holidays: Tuesday, December 24th – Closed at 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th – Closed Tuesday, December 31st – Closed at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 1st – Closed As always after-hours maintenance emergencies can be reported by calling in to our 24 hour dispatch: British Columbia – 604-635-5000 Alberta – 1-844-777-3865 Ontario –.
Polls are now open across the country. Here are the voting times in each time zone. Newfoundland — 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Atlantic — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern — 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Central — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mountain — 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Pacific — 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. In an effort to ensure our teams across the country have ample time to cast their vote, our offices in some areas will close early. Change to office hours are listed in local times. Calgary office – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Victoria office – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00.
It is with great sadness that we advise you that Irene Ullrich, Scott’s Mother and the co – founder of Gateway, passed away on July 17th at Peace Arch Hospital. We are sure that you will join our Gateway Family in extending deepest condolences to Scott, Sheryl and their three daughters at this very difficult time. For those of you that will want to know – Funeral arrangements have been finalized with the following details : A service will be held for Irene on Friday, August 2nd at the Victory Memorial Park located at 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. (604) 536-6522.