Snowbirds with homes in Florida could be paying more for insurance thanks to Irma
Canadian snowbirds who were lucky enough to escape property damage from hurricane Irma will still face higher costs as insurance providers jack up premiums and condo associations levy special assessments.
Florida insurance experts predict 15-to-20 per cent increases in property insurance costs over the next year.
Hurricane Irma is expected to be one of the mostly costly storms in history.
Additional insurance costs will be borne by all insured Florida homeowners, including the estimated 500,000 Canadians who own Florida properties.
Ben Jones scored a goal and added two assists as the IceDogs topped the Bulldogs 4-1 in Hamilton. In the season opener for both teams, Stephen Dhillon was top notch in goal with 39 saves.
Three goals in the first 2:35 of the game propelled the IceDogs to a 5-2 exhibition win in Kitchener. Stephen Dhillon was outstanding in goal as Billy Burke's Dogs faced a large number of shorthanded situations.
Ondrej Machala scored two goals and added an assist as the IceDogs dropped a 7-5 decision to the Kitchener Rangers. The third game of the pre-season was played before a great crowd at the Fleming Centre in Beamsville.