June.29.2017
Celebrating Canada 150
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O Canada! Our big, beautiful, diverse country is turning 150. We're a land of people and stories. Made strong and free by our values and our commitment to each other. That's something to celebrate. Watch our Instagram page over the next few days. We'll be sharing stories from our people and why and what they're…
June.28.2017
What is Distracted Driving?
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According to ICBC, distracted driving was involved in of one in four deaths on BC roads – 78 people die each year because someone wasn’t paying attention to the road. But what is distracted driving? It’s any activity that takes your attention away from the road while you’re operating a vehicle. This includes things like…
May.31.2017
Distracted Driving Laws Stand Supreme Test
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One horrible lesson we’ve learned with the advance of cellular and smartphone technology is that distracted driving kills. But still, people continue to be lured by the bings and rings of their phones. That’s why in 2010, BC implemented a set of new regulations to the Motor Vehicle Act that banned the use of hand-held…
May.16.2017
Health Canada’s Proposed Regulations on Playpen Safety
Child Playpen Safety Regulations
Many parents regard playpens as a safe playing environment for their children. Yet playpens can pose a safety risk. Since 1990, Health Canada received 156 reports of incidents associated with playpens and their accessories. These included 10 deaths, 1 serious injury, 31 minor injuries, and 114 incidents without injury. Parents should be mindful of the…
May.5.2017
What Else Counts as Distracted Driving?
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Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do, but it’s not the only distraction hurting and killing people on our roadways. Many of us think we’re champions at multi-tasking and that driving is just a minor inconvenience while you’re doing other things. It’s not. Driving requires your full attention. But…