September.27.2017
Do You Need Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets?
Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets
Vancouver’s mild climate means most people don’t install winter tires on their cars. Given the problems of last winter, City Hall thinks it might be time to change that. Council is considering a proposal to fine drivers who do not use winter tires in the colder months. While the city’s political leaders mull over this…
September.14.2017
Lowering Canada’s Blood-Alcohol Limit?
Reducing Drunk Driving Canada
Drinking and driving remains a serious problem in Canada. Drunk drivers kill nearly 1,500 and injure another 63,000 in crashes each year. The federal government wants to reduce those numbers by lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) permitted under current law. As it stands now, if you have more than 80 milligrams of alcohol…
August.30.2017
Keep Your Feet off the Dash
feet on car dash dangerous
Whether it’s a short or a long trip, being a passenger in a car can leave you a bit restless. Thinking about kicking back and putting your feet up on the dashboard? There’s only one word of advice for that thought: don’t! Audra Tatum from Georgia thought nothing of it. That was before the crash…
August.16.2017
Miracle Child Gives Hope for Treating Brain Injuries
brain injury damage recovery treatment
A young girl from Arkansas is proving to be a miracle of modern science. The toddler has twice defied the odds and is now giving new hope for treatment and recovery from severe brain injuries. In January of 2016, Eden Carlson nearly drowned in her family’s swimming pool. After close to 15 minutes in the…
August.8.2017
How Physiotherapy Can Help with Injury Recovery
Physiotherapy for injury recovery
Getting injured in a car crash can often lead to long-term pain and physical problems that seem almost impossible to recover from. But thanks to the wonderful treatment of physiotherapists, there are many ways to manage, alleviate, or overcome the pain of a car accident injury. Here are a few ways physiotherapists can help. 1…
July.26.2017
Proposed Regulations to Reduce Risk of Strangulation
New laws on window blind cords Canada
On June 16, 2017, the Government of Canada announced its proposal to amend the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations, SOR/2016-172 (the “Regulations”), to include new measures to reduce the risk of child strangulation (the “Proposed Regulations”). Ordinary household objects can cause serious injuries to children. In particular, corded window covers create a risk of child…