Yearly Archives: 2014

New Year’s Resolutions to Keep

                                Start off the New Year with Resolutions for a safer 2015: I will not use my mobile device while driving: It’s time to put your phone down while driving. No message is more important than someone’s life. I will…
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Stay Secure Online and In-Store

While some brave malls and big box stores this holiday season, many prefer to shop online. Forbes offers the following essential tips to staying secure online and in-store this holiday season: Online Software Updates: Many hackers attempt to gain access to your information through outdated software. Make sure that every piece of software that you use,…
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Vancouver Cyclists Here to Stay

As the temperature drops, so do the number cyclists. This year however, there are more two-wheeled commuters on the roads of Vancouver year-round. According to The Province, the city has seen a major increase of new cyclists sticking to their bikes even in the rainy, dark winter months. The number of daily mid-week bike trips…
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Brain Damage in High School Football

TIME continues to discuss the tragic risks of American Football in their latest issue. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC says high school football players display notable brain changes, even in the absence of a concussion. The study monitored 24 high school football players between the ages of 16…
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Put Pedestrians First

A pedestrian advocacy group says more needs to be done to protect pedestrians. According to The Province, five elderly people were struck while crossing at marked intersections between November 23 and December 3. Four of those pedestrians were hit by vehicles making left-hand turns and one by a vehicle driving straight. According to a Coroners…
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Province Schedules Public Consultation for Stanley Park Causeway

Last February I wrote about how The Ministry of Transportation began surveying the Stanley Park Causeway with plans to reveal a design last spring. Instead, the Ministry hopes to gain more insight from the public during a consultation session. The Stanley Park Causeway is 2.2-kilometres of Highway 99 that connects Vancouver and the North Shore.…
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BrainScope Makes Waves in Detecting TBIs

According to the USCDC, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur at an annual rate of 500/100,000 individuals. Serious cases can be measured by CAT scans, but injuries such as concussions are more difficult to gauge. Untreated mild TBIs can lead to depression, dementia and other problems. BrainScope, a privately held medical neurotechnology company, is making waves…
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Off-Road Vehicle Registration Now Available

Do you own one or more of the estimated 200,000 off-road vehicles (ORVs) in British Columbia? Effective November 17, owners can register their ORVs with ICBC for a one-time fee of $48. This includes ATVs, snowmobiles, and dirt bikes. Although the rules are currently voluntary, they will become mandatory on June 1, 2015. Snowmobile registrations…
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