January.17.2017
Clearing Up Icy Sidewalks
icy sidewalk clearing fault blame
Unusually cold weather causes an equally unusual problem in Metro Vancouver – icy sidewalks. With the risk of people slipping and falling, this also poses some legal questions. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks? And by when? All of the local municipalities have bylaws covering this. In Vancouver, Richmond, Port Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge sidewalks…
January.10.2017
Be Safe on the Slopes
ski safety tips
From Whistler to Silverstar and all resorts and slopes in between, BC is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise. Unfortunately, all that shreddin’ and swooshin’ can lead to some severe injuries. Every year, over 5000 Canadians are seriously hurt in skiing and snowboarding accidents across the country. So whether you’re riding hard through 7th Heaven or…
December.31.2016
7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017
safe 2017
Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…
December.28.2016
Childproof Your Kitchen
safer kitchen for kids
Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to home safety for their kids. But there’s one room in the house that provides both nourishment and danger – the kitchen. It’s full of knives, burners, and interesting places for kids to climb around and explore. We continue our series of helpful tips for childproofing…
December.2.2016
One Concussion Is Too Many
damage of one concussion
All it takes is one blow to the head and your life can be changed forever. Concussions are becoming all too common, especially among young people. And new research is showing that the consequences of just one concussion can have long-term effects on your mental, intellectual, and physical abilities. Scientists from universities in the US,…
November.29.2016
Deck the Halls with Safety
safe christmas decorating
Tis the season for stringing up lights, putting out plastic reindeer, and dousing trees with tinsel. In the rush of getting everything together, we can sometimes forget about safety. Faulty lights or tinder-dry trees are a recipe for holiday disaster. Being safety-minded never goes out of season. Here are a few things to remember when…
November.25.2016
Canada’s New Concussion Strategy
Canada concussion protocols
While concussions to Eric Lindros and Sidney Crosby make the headlines, they represent only the tip of the concussion iceberg. Each year 160,000 Canadians suffer some kind of brain injury and over a million live with the effects each day. And now, the federal government is taking action. The Canadian government recently announced a $1.4…
November.22.2016
Distracted Driving Deaths Increase
distracted driving is deadly
Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…