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Jun 5, 2014

 More than 1,800 employees from across Western Financial Group (Western) came together on May 28 to raise a record total of more than $215,000 through the annual Support the Cause walk. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Support the Cause bri...


Jun 4, 2014

With flood season upon us, here are nine tips and precautions you can take to ensure you are prepared in the event of rising water in your community: Create an emergency preparedness plan and assemble an emergency kit consisting of a flashligh...


Jun 2, 2014

By Jeff Burke President & CEO – Western Financial Group It’s interesting to study how good leaders lead. How they bring out the best in people and reward them with empowerment. How they use positive affirmation and create meaningful...


May 23, 2014

By Jeff Burke President & CEO – Western Financial Group I once read an interesting reflection where the author suggested that life is like a boardroom and the people who have played an important role in shaping and developing our valu...


May 14, 2014

Western Direct Insurance is honoured with The Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada (SMCC) 2014 Award of Distinction - Small Budget Program. The award was presented to Western Direct Insurance for their ongoing community involvement and sponsorship...


May 7, 2014

By Jeff Burke President & CEO – Western Financial Group “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell I like this quote because it delivers an important message about b...


Apr 14, 2014

By Jeff Burke President & CEO – Western Financial Group I recently attended the CIP symposium in Toronto where I was on a panel of keynote speakers addressing the formidable challenge facing the insurance industry: The Future of insurin...


Mar 10, 2014

High River-based company supports ongoing flood relief by covering more than $165,000 in registration fees for local children High River families were the recipients of a surprise donation on Saturday, March 8 when they visited the town’s an...


Feb 19, 2014

High River, AB – Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce that it will be donating $100,000 towards 20 infrastructure projects in the communities it serves across western Canada. Western’s charitable association, the Western...


Feb 5, 2014

High River, AB – From its humble beginnings, Western Financial Group (Western) has maintained its promise to employees, customers and the community by living the Western brand, which is built on its guiding principles of truthfulness, fairness,...


Jan 31, 2014

High River, AB - For the second consecutive year, Western Direct Insurance will launch a new television commercial for Alberta viewing audiences during CTV’s broadcast of the Super Bowl.  Super Bowl XLVIII will air on CTV on Sunday, Februa...


Jan 6, 2014

High River, AB – Western Financial Group Inc. (Western) announced today that it has acquired full ownership of Falkins Insurance Group Limited (Falkins), the largest general insurance brokerage in the Kootenays. Western first announced that it ...


Dec 12, 2013

Spitzee, Joe Clark and Holy Spirit Academy Elementary Schools receive a combined $100,000 to rebuild playgrounds. Foothills School Division and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools announced today that Western Communities Foundation, the charitable ...


Nov 15, 2013

CALGARY (AB) – Western Direct Insurance announced today that it has extended its multi-year partnership with the Calgary Stampeders CFL team. Western Direct Insurance first announced its sponsorship of the Stampeders earlier this year in June. ...


Nov 13, 2013

Annual campaign supports Canadian Cancer Society and the fight against women’s cancers Calgary – The partnership between Western Direct Insurance and the Canadian Cancer Society continues to produce overwhelming results. The second ...


Oct 28, 2013

HIGH RIVER (AB), – Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that it is committed to rebuilding its branch in High River that was destroyed by the recent flooding. Construction on the branch, located at 313 – 1st Street West, has ...


Oct 16, 2013

High River, AB – Western Financial Group (Western) and The InsureBC Group announced today the opening of Kitimat Insurance Services Ltd., a new insurance brokerage located in Kitimat, B.C.  Managed by Western’s Vivian Raposo, the Kit...


Oct 1, 2013

Western Direct Insurance joins the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight for life Calgary – More than 91,000 Canadian women will be diagnosed with cancer this year. This shocking statistic can be hard to believe, but it can also inspire a ...


Sep 11, 2013

The Western Communities Foundation announces 2013 bursary recipients Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce a record 73 winners of the annual Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Citation Bursary Awards. The $50...


Sep 4, 2013

Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that it will expand its family of insurance brokerages to North Battleford, Saskatchewan with the acquisition of Prestige Insurance Brokers Inc. (Prestige) effective September 3, 2013. The North Battl...


Aug 29, 2013

Western Financial Group’s (Western) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Jeff Burke as President effective September 1.  Burke will assume CEO responsibilities on January 1, 2014. This is the first leadership change in Western&r...


Aug 8, 2013

High River (AB), —Western Financial Group (Western) raised a record $137,845 through its annual Support The Cause Day walk, which this year took place on May 29. More than 1,500 Western Financial Group employees from more than 100 locat...


Jul 24, 2013

High River, (AB)—Following yesterday’s hail storm, Western Financial Group (Western) has extended its hours at its local claims centre in High River through the weekend.  Located at 1010 – 24th Street S.E. in High River, Wes...


Jul 15, 2013

VANCOUVER (BC) – Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that Mark Dutton has been named to succeed Rick Parent as President of Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd. (CCIS) by 2014. Dutton will work alongside Parent until his retireme...


Jul 3, 2013

High River, (AB), - With the mandatory evacuation order lifted for certain areas of High River, Western Financial Group (Western) will open a catastrophe claims centre at its head office in High River on Thursday, July 4 to help assist customers...


Jul 2, 2013

VANCOUVER (BC), – Western Financial Group (Western) and Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (Coast Capital) announced today the closing of the sale of Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd. (CCIS) that will see ownership of Coast Capital&rsq...


Jun 28, 2013

High River, (AB), - Following today’s announcement that High River residents whose homes are in the northwest part of the flood-ravaged community can go back to their homes as early as Saturday, Western Financial Group (Western) is encouraging ...


Jun 27, 2013

High River, (AB), Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that its official catastrophe claims centre in Okotoks, Alberta (207, 200 Southridge Drive) will be open to help Alberta flood victims during the Canada Day long weekend. The claims ...


Jun 25, 2013

High River, (AB), —Desjardins Group (Desjardins) and Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that the organizations are teaming up to donate $200,000 to disaster relief in Alberta after severe flooding devastated several rural and urb...


Jun 22, 2013

High River, (AB) —Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that its branch in Okotoks, Alberta (207, 200 Southridge Drive) will serve as the organization’s official insurance claims centre and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00...


Jun 20, 2013

Western Financial Group’s more than 1,600 employees will brighten the lives of children across Canada by each building a teddy bear at their employee conventions this month. The bears will be distributed to more than 20 charities chosen...


Jun 6, 2013

Calgary Alberta - Western Direct Insurance is proud to announce it has become one of the major sponsors of the Calgary Stampeders CFL team. As part of the sponsorship Western Direct Insurance an Alberta-based insurance company will have its logo appe...


May 27, 2013

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Western Financial Group’s (Western) approximately 1,600 employees will take to the road at 10 a.m. in more than 100 locations across Western Canada to walk 5 km to raise money for community projects, bursaries, publi...


May 16, 2013

Western Financial Group (Western) and Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (Coast Capital) announced today that they have reached an agreement on the sale of Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd. (CCIS) by Coast Capital to Western. CCIS is a subsidiary...


Mar 26, 2013

Western Financial Group’s (Western) President and CEO Scott Tannas was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday and the company has begun implementing its transition plan, including its search for a successor....


Feb 28, 2013

The Western Communities Foundation announces 2013 grants to support 14 community projects in western Canada. Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce it is distributing 14 infrastructure grants totalling $70,000 to the communities it s...


Feb 12, 2013

The Western Financial Group (Western) office in Trochu is relocating to a new larger location to prepare for future expansion. After 22 years on Arena Avenue, the office is moving to a new stand-alone building at 206 Main Street. “We’re ...


Feb 12, 2013

Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce that Melfort Agencies Ltd. has joined its family of insurance brokerages effective February 1. The addition of the Melfort branch will mark Western Financial Group’s 23rd location in Saskat...


Jan 16, 2013

Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce that First Insurance Agencies Ltd. of Campbell River, BC has joined its growing network of insurance brokerages across western Canada. The acquisition was completed on January 14. It is Western&r...


Jan 7, 2013

Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce that Craig Insurance, located in Barrhead, Alberta, has joined its family of insurance brokerages effective January 1. As Western’s first location in Barrhead, customers will gain access to...


Sep 7, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- High River (AB), September 7, 2012 – Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce the acquisition today of Orion Insurance Brokers Ltd. (Orion) of Winnipeg. The Orion office will be an excellent addition to West...


Aug 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Cranbrook (BC), High River (AB), August 8, 2012 – Western Financial Group (Western), an insurance and financial services company based in High River, Alberta, and Falkins Insurance Group (Falkins), a 115 year old insuran...


Aug 3, 2012

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - High River – AB, August 3, 2012  – Western Financial Group Inc. (“Western”) announced today that it will exercise its right to redeem all of its outstanding First Preferred Shares, Series Fiv...


Jul 23, 2012

High River (AB), July 23, 2012 – Western Financial Group (Western) is proud to announce the July 1st acquisition of BC Yacht Insurance Brokers Inc. (BC Yacht), Sidney’s only specialized marine insurance brokerage. BC Yacht is headquartere...


Jun 12, 2012

  HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA– June 12, 2012 – On June 13, Western Financial Group's (Western) 1,500 employees will take to the road in more than 100 locations to raise money for the Western Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization...


Jun 4, 2012

For Immediate Release High River – AB, June 4, 2012  – Western Financial Group Inc. (“Western”) announced today that it will exercise its right to redeem all of its outstanding First Preferred Shares, Series Three (the &...


May 22, 2012

For Immediate Release High River, AB – May 22, 2012 –Western Financial Group (“Western”) President and CEO Scott Tannas announced today that Jeffrey E. Burke has been named President and CEO of Western Financial Group (Networ...


May 22, 2012

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – May 22, 2012 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  First Preferred Shares Series 3 (WES.PR...


May 17, 2012

For Immedate Release High River, Alberta – May 17, 2012 – Western Financial Group (“Western”) is proud to announce the acquisition today of Hodges & Company Insurance Services Ltd., a highly experienced full service insur...


Feb 3, 2012

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Jan 3, 2012

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – January 3, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to become the strongest financial services company in western Canada, Western Financial Group (“Western”) announced today that it...


Dec 1, 2011

For Immediate Release WESTERN FINANCIAL CEO SCOTT TANNAS ANNOUNCES LONGER TERM INTENTIONS High River, AB – November 29, 2011 –Western Financial Group (“Western”) President and CEO Scott Tannas announced today to emp...


Nov 24, 2011

For Immediate Release Western Financial Group Declares Dividends High River, Alberta – Nov. 23, 2011 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following divi...


Nov 8, 2011

For Immediate Release LANA WOOD TO STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT, WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP (NETWORK) INC. High River, AB – November 8, 2011 –Western Financial Group (“Western”) President and CEO Scott Tannas announced today that La...


Oct 21, 2011

Winnipeg, MB - October 21, 2011 - This past Tuesday marked an important milestone for Western Financial Group and all our Winnipeg-based employees. Western celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Western Financial Group Winnipeg offices. The new bui...


Oct 18, 2011

For Immediate Release Three local offices to be united within major new building at Polo Park Winnipeg, MB - October 18, 2011 - Western Financial Group is pleased to announce it has made a substantial new long-term commitment to the Winnipe...


Oct 7, 2011

For Immediate Release WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LEADING ESTEVAN BROKERAGE High River, Alberta – October 7, 2011 – Western Financial Group announced today that it has acquired Border Bannatyne Insurance in ...


Sep 2, 2011

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – September 2, 2011 - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividend:  First Preferred Shares Series 5:  (WES.PR.C): ...


Aug 31, 2011

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – August 31, 2011 – Western Financial Group announced today that it has recently acquired the following insurance agencies - David Duncan Insurance Agency in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, and Lei...


Aug 23, 2011

HIGH RIVER, Alta. (August 23, 2011) – Scott Tannas, President and CEO of Western Financial Group, is pleased to announce two key executive appointments. Catherine Rogers, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is appoin...


Aug 17, 2011

Western Financial Group, leading provider of insurance services in rural communities, now targeting Calgary and Edmonton markets High River (Alta), August 17, 2011 - Western Financial Group, the leading provider of insurance services in rural commun...


Jul 7, 2011

Western Financial Group Inc. announces shareholder approval of its amalgamation with 1610838 Alberta Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc... read more.


Jun 30, 2011

Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), June 30, 2011 – Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western") announced today that it has completed the previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding First Preferred Shares, Series 2 (the &...


Jun 15, 2011

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – June 15, 2011 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  Common Shares:  TSX:WES &n...


Jun 3, 2011

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – June 2, 2011 (TSX: WES) – Western Financial Group announced today that it has acquired the following insurance agencies to date in 2011 - Keenleyside Insurance Services in Terrace, BC, Berwyn...


May 30, 2011

Western Financial Group Inc. and Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. Approve the Execution of an Amalgamation Agreement and the Date of Special Meeting of Western Shareholders to Approve the Amalgamation and Western Financial Group Inc. Announces...


May 24, 2011

High River, Alberta – May 24, 2011 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  Preferred Series 3: TSX:WES.PR.A – A dividend of $3.3...


May 24, 2011

Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), May 24, 2011 – Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western") announced today that it has completed the previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding 12% convertible unsecured subordinated d...


Apr 19, 2011

Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), April 15, 2011 – Desjardins Financial Group ("Desjardins") announced today that its offer (the "Common Share Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Western...


Apr 7, 2011

Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), April 6, 2011 – Desjardins Financial Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. ("Desjardins") and Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western") today an...


Mar 28, 2011

High River, Alberta – March 14, 2011, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010... read more.


Mar 28, 2011

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – March 23, 2011 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.PR.D) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends: Com...


Mar 21, 2011

For immediate release Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), March 17, 2011 – Desjardins Financial Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. ("Desjardins") and Western Financial Group Inc. ("...


Jan 21, 2011

NEWS RELEASE Immediate release Desjardins Financial Group take-over bid circular and Western Financial Group Inc. Directors’ circular mailed to Shareholders Lévis (Qc), High River (Alta), January 21, 2011 - Desjardins Financial Grou...


Dec 23, 2010

· Desjardins Financial Group agrees to make all-cash offer of $4.15 per share representing a 70% premium, for a total transaction value of $ 443 million · Desjardins Financial Group will rely on a solid platform in Western Ca...


Nov 10, 2010

Western Financial Group announces Q3 results Net income increased by 31% and basic earnings per share up by 7%; fully diluted earnings per share up 15%  High River, Alberta – November 10, 2010, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group...


Nov 8, 2010

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – November 8, 2010, 2010 (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) today confirmed their intention to release their third quarter 2010 financial results on Wednesday,...


Aug 13, 2010

High River, Alberta – August 13, 2010 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.PR.D) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  Common Shares (WES)...


Aug 13, 2010

High River, Alberta – August 12, 2010, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010...read more. 


Aug 4, 2010

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – August 4, 2010 (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) today confirmed their intention to release their second quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, August ...


Aug 3, 2010

High River, Alberta – August 3, 2010 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.PR.D, WES.DB) - Western Financial Group (“Western”) announced today that it has increased its ownership position in Falkins Insurance Group fro...


May 21, 2010

High River, Alberta – May 21, 2010 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends: Common Shares: TSX: WES - A dividend of $0.0107 per share be declare...


May 14, 2010

For Immediate Release WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2010 RESULTS High River, Alberta - May 14, 2010, (TSX - WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three m...


Mar 16, 2010

High River, Alberta – March 16, 2010 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.PR.D) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  Common Shares (WES):...


Mar 15, 2010

Management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations...read more


Mar 15, 2010

High River, Alberta – March 15, 2010, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2009.  “We are pleased to report a...


Feb 4, 2010

High River, Alberta – February 4, 2010 (TSX – WES) Western Financial Group (“the Company”) today confirmed their intention to release their 2009 financial results on Monday, March 15, 2010. A conference call to discuss the yea...


Dec 23, 2009

High River, Alberta – December 23, 2009 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.PR.D, WES.DB)        Western Financial Group (‘the Company” or “Western”) announced today that A.M...


Dec 21, 2009

High River, Alberta, December 18, 2009 - Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its first preferred shares, series two (the "Series Two Preferred Shares") ha...


Nov 23, 2009

High River, Alberta – November 23, 2009 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends:  Common Shares (WES): A...


Nov 13, 2009

High River, Alberta – November 12, 2009, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.  “Our compa...


Oct 1, 2009

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – October 1, 2009 (TSX - WES). Western Financial Group (“the Company” or “Western”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Hayhurst E...


Sep 10, 2009

High River, Alberta – September 10, 2009 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B, WES.PR.C, WES.DB) – Western Financial Group (“Western”) announced today that it will provide $0.0107 per common share to each shareholder of record...


Sep 8, 2009

For Immediate Release   High River, Alberta – September 8, 2009 (TSX – WES). Western Financial Group (”the Company” or “Western”) announced today that it has agreed to acquire all issued and outstanding shar...


Sep 3, 2009

High River, Alberta, September 3, 2009 - Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the maximum amount of its offering of first preferred shares, series five...


Aug 14, 2009

High River, Alberta – August 13, 2009, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.  “Our company is pr...


Jun 10, 2009

High River, Alberta – June 10, 2009 (TSX – WES) – Today, members of Western Financial Group’s senior management team presented a corporate update to several Canadian research analysts.   As part of the presentation,...


Jun 2, 2009

High River, Alberta – June 1, 2009 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends: Common Shares (WES): $0.0107 per common sha...


May 15, 2009

High River, Alberta – May 14, 2009, (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2009.  Revenue from the Network’s pr...


Apr 21, 2009

High River, AB, April 21, 2009 – (TSX: WES) Western Financial Group Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced convertible debenture financing by way of private placement and as a result h...


Apr 3, 2009

High River, Alberta, April 2, 2009 (TSX-WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) - Western Financial Group Inc. ("the Company") is pleased to announce that it has retained a syndicate of agents led by TD Securities Inc. to conduct a "best efforts"...


Mar 20, 2009

High River, Alberta – March 19, 2009 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide $0.0107 per common share to each shareholder of record as of March 31,...


Mar 20, 2009

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Mar 6, 2009

High River, Alberta – March 6, 2009 - Western Financial Group Inc. (the "Company") has received the necessary regulatory approval to make a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company has...


Mar 2, 2009

High River, Alberta – March 2, 2009 (TSX: WES) – Western Financial Group announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Bakes-Jarvie Insurance Brokers Ltd. in Nanaimo, BC effective January 1, 2009. Bakes-Jarvie traces its h...


Feb 2, 2009

High River, Alberta – February 2, 2009 (TSX – WES) -Western Financial Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Bank West, announced today the completion of the acquisition of AgriFinancial Canada Corp. (“AgriFinancial”) from C.A. Bancor...


Nov 20, 2008

High River, Alberta – November 20, 2008 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends: Common Shares (WES):  $0.0107 per comm...


Nov 13, 2008

High River, Alberta – November 12, 2008 (TSX – WES) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008.  To read more clic...


Sep 11, 2008

High River, Alberta – September 11, 2008 (TSX - WES) - Western Financial Group Inc. (the "Company") announced today it has entered into a share purchase agreement with C.A. Bancorp Inc. pursuant to which the Company or an affiliate wi...


Aug 12, 2008

High River, Alberta – August 11, 2008 (TSX - WES) - The Board of Directors of Western Financial Group has approved a 7 percent increase to the next quarterly dividend, payable on October 10, 2008 to shareholders of record on September 30, ...


Aug 11, 2008

High River, Alberta – August 11, 2008 (TSX – WES ) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its strongest quarterly net income result, as well as operating and financial results for the six months ended June 3...


Aug 7, 2008

  For Immediate Release     Western Financial Group Second Quarter 2008 Results and Conference Call     High River, Alberta – August 7, 2008 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group Inc. (“the Comp...


Jul 24, 2008

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta - July 24, 2008 (TSX - WES)  - Western Financial Group (the “Company”) announced today that it has closed on additional acquisitions in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The acquisition of Vet&rsquo...


May 27, 2008

High River, Alberta – May 27, 2008 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced May 22, 2008 that it will provide the first dividend payment on the Preferred Series 4 (WES.PR.B) at ...


May 22, 2008

High River, Alberta – May 22, 2008 (TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide the following dividends: Common Shares (WES): $0.01 per common share...


May 7, 2008

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – May 7, 2008, (TSX – WES ) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today its operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2008.  Financial H...


May 6, 2008

For Immediate Release High River, Alberta – May 5, 2008 (TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group Inc. (“the Company”) will release its first quarter 2008 results on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 and hold its quarterly conference ...


Mar 24, 2008

(TSX – WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide $0.01 per common share to each shareholder of record as of March 31, 2008, with the dividend payable on April 14, ...


Mar 18, 2008

High River, Alberta – March 18, 2008 (TSX–WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) Western Financial Group today reported record revenues and net income for the year ended December 31, 2007. Revenue increased by 38.1% to $114.1 million from $82.6 million...


Mar 10, 2008

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (the “Company”) announced today its disappointment with the news that the Board of Directors of Community Savings Credit Union (CU) had decided not to place its Proposal on the agenda of t...


Mar 6, 2008

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (the Company) announced today that it intends to submit a proposal to acquire the assets and liabilities of Community Savings & Credit Union (Community Savings) of Red Deer, Alberta. Community Sa...


Feb 28, 2008

Western Financial Group Inc. (the "Company") has received the necessary regulatory approval to make a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company has been authorized to repurchase: (i) a maximu...


Jan 3, 2008

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (the “Company”) announced today that it has closed on additional acquisitions in Alberta and Manitoba. The acquisition of Early Insurance in Thompson, Manitoba and Southern Insurance Manag...


Dec 28, 2007

Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the maximum amount of its offering (being 200,000) of first preferred shares, series four (the "Preferred Sh...


Dec 12, 2007

HIGH RIVER, Alberta - December 12, 2007. (TSX - WES) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has retained a syndicate of agents led by CIBC World Markets Inc. to offer a minimum of $5 million of cumulative per...


Dec 10, 2007

(TSX – WES, WES.PR.A) - The board of directors of Western Financial Group (“the Company”) has declared a dividend of $3.375 per share on the first preferred shares, series two for the six months ending December 31, 2007 to the hold...


Dec 10, 2007

(TSX – WES, WES.PR.A) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will provide $0.01 per common share to each shareholder of record as of January 2, 2008, with the dividend payable on January 15, 2008. ...


Nov 15, 2007

(TSX – WES, WES.PR.A) - The Board of Directors of Western Financial Group (“the Company”) today declared an initial dividend of $2.65574 per share on the first preferred shares, series three for the period ending November 30, 2007. ...


Nov 14, 2007

HIGH RIVER, AB, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - (TSX-WES, WES.PR.A) -Western Financial Group ("the Company") today announced its operating and financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. For the nine months, revenue increased 35.0% to $...


Oct 9, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group announced today that they have completed additional acquisitions in Alberta - Younger & Holmes Limited in Peace River and Fimac Insurance Ltd. in Fairview. “Our Agency Network continues to e...


Oct 2, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group and its subsidiary Bank West announced they have closed on the acquisition of Ubiquity Bank of Canada effective October 1, 2007. The combined asset base of Bank West now exceeds $300 million. “T...


Sep 26, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group and its subsidiary, Bank West announced today that they have received all necessary approvals from regulatory authorities for the completion of the acquisition of Ubiquity Bank of Canada. The partie...


Sep 19, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will pay a quarterly common share cash dividend. The dividend will provide $0.01 per common share to each shareholder of record as of September 28,...


Aug 24, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group Inc. (“the Company”) announced today that it and its subsidiaries are not issuers or holders of asset-backed commercial paper or ABCP. Western Financial Group is a leader in providing in...


Aug 13, 2007

HIGH RIVER, AB, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - (TSX-WES) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") today announced its operating and financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2007. For the six months, revenue increased 32.0% to $51.2 million fro...


Aug 7, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group Inc. (“the Company”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Blonde & Blonde in Kelowna, BC; Baxter Agencies, formerly a Trans West Insurance office in Lac La Biche, ...


Jul 10, 2007

Western Financial Group Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced equity financing by way of private placement (the "Private Placement") and as a result has issued 250,000 first preferred ...


Jun 27, 2007

(TSX - WES) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has priced the financing previously announced on June 19, 2007. A syndicate of investment dealers co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc., Desjardins Securities I...


Jun 22, 2007

(TSX – WES) - The board of directors of Western Financial Group (“the Company”) have declared a dividend of $3.375 per share on the first preferred shares, series two for the six months ending June 30, 2007 to the holders of first p...


Jun 19, 2007

(TSX - WES) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has retained a syndicate of agents co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Jennings Capital Inc. and including Acumen Capital Finan...


Jun 13, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it will pay the first quarterly common share cash dividend in its history. The dividend will provide $0.01 per common share to each shareholder of rec...


May 22, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group Inc. (“the Company”) announced today that it plans to acquire Ubiquity Bank of Canada (“Ubiquity”) from Prospera Credit Union. Immediately after closing of the acquisition, Ub...


May 10, 2007

HIGH RIVER, AB, May 10 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES ) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") announced today its operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2007. For the quarter, revenue increased 38.0% to $24.6 million, ...


Mar 15, 2007

HIGH RIVER, AB, March 15 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") announced today its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2006. For the year, revenue increased 24% to $82.6 million,...


Feb 2, 2007

(TSX – WES) – Western Financial Group (the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 15 locations in Northern British Columbia previously announced in its December 1, 2006 press release, as well as a...


Dec 21, 2006

Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that in connection with its previously completed offering of Common Shares the Underwriters have exercised in full their over-allotme...


Dec 12, 2006

The Board of Directors of Western Financial Group (“the Company”) today declared a dividend of $3.4397 per share on the first preferred shares, series two for the six months ending December 31, 2006 to the shareholders of record, at the c...


Dec 1, 2006

Western Financial Group (the “Company”) announced today that it intends to acquire 15 insurance offices in Northern British Columbia. In the northeast section of B.C. the Company will acquire Geer & Spice Insurance Agencies Ltd. w...


Nov 28, 2006

Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its offering of 6,600,000 Common Shares for gross proceeds of $23,100,000. The offering was completed through a ...


Nov 14, 2006

Western Financial Group Inc. (TSX: WES) (“Western Financial”) is pleased to announce, in connection with its previously announced equity financing, that the underwriting syndicate co-led by Desjardins Securities Inc. and Jennings Capital ...


Nov 10, 2006

Western Financial Group Inc. (TSX: WES) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Desjardins Securities Inc. and Jennings Capital Inc., and including CIBC World Markets Inc., TD Securities...


Nov 9, 2006

Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX: WES) is pleased to announce that it has filed a short form preliminary prospectus in respect of an offering of common shares on an overnight marketed basis with Canadian securities regula...


Nov 8, 2006

HIGH RIVER, AB, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group ("the Company") today announced its operating and financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2006. For the nine months, revenue increased 22.7% to $56.0 ...


Oct 31, 2006

(TSX – WES) Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it has acquired a 25% initial interest in Hayhurst Elias Dudek Inc. (“HED”), the largest independent insurance broker/administrator in Manitob...


Oct 13, 2006

 (TSX – WES, WES.DB.A) Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that it has recently completed two additional acquisitions of insurance brokerages in Southern Alberta. Willow Creek Agencies is a well established...


Oct 12, 2006

High River, Alberta – October 12, 2006 (TSX – WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group (“the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Yuill as Vice-Chairman of Western Financial Group’s Board of Directors....


Aug 10, 2006

HIGH RIVER, AB, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") today announced its operating and financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2006. For the six months, revenue increased 22.7% to $36.3...


Jun 29, 2006

(TSX - WES, WES.DB.A) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today it has completed its previously announced equity financing and as a result has issued 150,000 first preferred shares, series two (the “Preferred Shar...


Jun 20, 2006

(TSX - WES,WES.DB.A) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has increased its previously announced equity financing from a maximum of $10 million to $15 million of convertible redeemable non-voting Preferred ...


Jun 9, 2006

(TSX - WES,WES.DB.A) Western Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of investment dealers led by Jennings Capital Inc. and including Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limi...


May 11, 2006

HIGH RIVER, AB, May 11 /CNW/ - (TSX-WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") today announced its operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2006. For the quarter, revenue increased 37.4% to $16.7 mi...


Apr 28, 2006

(TSX-WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group Inc. ("the Company") has received the necessary regulatory approval to make a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange.  The Company has been authoriz...


Mar 30, 2006

WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP’S BANK WEST PASSES $100 MILLION MILESTONE High River, Alberta – March 30, 2006 (TSX – WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group (“the Company”) announced today that its subsidiary, Bank West (&ld...


Mar 21, 2006

WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP ADOPTS SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN High River, Alberta – March 21, 2006, (TSX – WES, WES.DB.A) – Western Financial Group Inc. ("Western Financial Group" or the "Corporation") announced today ...


Mar 13, 2006

HIGH RIVER, AB, March 13 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES, WES.DB.A) - Western Financial Group ("the Company") announced today its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2005. For the year revenue increased 51% to $63.6 million, ...


Jan 23, 2006

(TSX – WES, WES.DB.A) – Western Financial Group announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Sawchuk Group in the ownership of Northcountry Insurance Agencies, an insurance agency operation with offices in Smithers,...