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SIMA marking its 25th anniversary snow and ice conference, trade show in 2022

Plans are underway to commemorate the 25th anniversary this year of the Snow and Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) snow and ice conference and trade show.

Ontario’s snow contractors are leaving the industry in large numbers as insurance rates soar

Many insurers are no longer offering coverage which has made it even more difficult for contractors to stay in business.

Snow contractors anticipate loss of customers as insurance rates continue to skyrocket

One company noted it normally paid about $5,000 per year in insurance, but the cost escalated last year to $32,000. As a consequence of the soaring fees, companies are dropping such high-risk places as strip malls and apartment buildings.

Planning needed for snow services

Sometimes it seems like the cold winter months means fewer jobs and contracts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right equipment winterization and plan, you can achieve success throughout the year.

Aggressive personal injury lawyers largely to blame for rising snow insurance rates

The increase in soaring rates is being blamed on a rise in slip-and-fall lawsuits with personal injuring law firms operating on a contingency basis. The strategy has allowed personal injury lawyers to be more aggressive in their fight to seek larger payouts.
Do your homework

BBB: Do your homework before hiring a snow contractor this winter season

Customers are being told to get a quote first for snow clearing services before hiring a company, and obtaining more than one. » Read more...

Sports Turf Canada Ontario Field Day

September 28, 2022
Location: Woodstock, ON
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Equip Exposition

October 18-21, 2022
Location: Louisville, KY
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