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Back to School Driving and Walking Safety Tips

This coming week is back to school for the kids and teachers of BC. Seeing as there will be thousands of kids going back to school this coming week I feel it is important to offer two pieces of advice, … Continue reading

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Neighbour Gets a New Fence and a Visit from Fortis Gas and…

See this pretty new fence? How much do you think it would cost to have a fence like this built? There was probably not a whole lot of profit for the contractor in this lawn and fence install job. And why … Continue reading

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New Excessive Speed Laws in BC

With the recent changes to the excessive speeding laws in BC there has been loads of attention heaped on the few speed freaks who have been caught. As an example, last week the media were given a prime photo op … Continue reading

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Summer Fun in the Sun and Water Safety; Preventable Injuries

With the recent heat wave that has hit our city, many people are taking to the water to cool off. Lots of those people are out on the water, enjoying their boating leisure. Many others are sticking to the beaches … Continue reading

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Our First Contest; Making the Shift in Thinking about Water Safety

Did you know that on average, every month, six people die from drowning? Six people every month!! According to Statistics Canada, drowning was the leading cause of death for recreational and sporting activities in the early 2000s. According to the … Continue reading

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Long Board Death and Drownings; Preventable

I was listening to CBC Radio this morning and Anthony Germaine, filling in for Rick Clough was speaking to a guy about the tragic death of the young woman who was long-boarding on Mt Seymour Parkway. During that conversation Germaine … Continue reading

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Putting up the Christmas Lights and Ladder Safety

Funny how your perspective on life and taking risks will change once you have a couple of little babies you are responsible for. At this time of the year people all over the place are outside in the cold and wet, … Continue reading

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Community against Preventable Injuries

Last night I met with the people behind the campaign called, “Community against preventable injuries”. They provided me with a fact sheet that made my hair curl…its a figure of speech people. Did you know that preventable injuries are THE … Continue reading

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