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The Dutch Reach Can Save Lives

Anyone who has ever biked along a row of parked cars has one serious dread – crashing into an opening car door. Getting ‘doored’ is bad news for both the cyclist and the driver. But one simple change in the driver’s behaviour can dramatically cut the risk of this happening. It’s being called the ‘Dutch…
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Shake and Quake

If a massive earthquake hit right this minute, what would you do? Panic? Cry? Pray? Those might be your first instincts, but there are three simple things you can do to immediately reduce the risk of getting hurt during a temblor. That’s part of what the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is all about. On Thursday,…
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Serving Food Allergies Right

Talk about killer service. Simon-Pierre Canuel of Sherbrooke, Quebec has a severe food allergy. A mistake made by waiter at a local restaurant landed Canuel in the hospital.  As he later told the Globe and Mail, “The server had almost killed me.” Caneul was out dining one evening and was served salmon instead of beef.…
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Ban on Texting and Walking?

You know you’ve done it. You’re walking down a busy street, your phone bings, so you pull it out to look. A text, a notification from social media, a calendar reminder – you have to know! Your attention focuses on the phone and you bump into another pedestrian. While that may seem harmless or maybe…
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Dangers of Falling Furniture

There is something in your home posing a great risk to your children and their safety and you may not even be giving it a second thought. Furniture tip-overs are a common occurrence, resulting in some very serious injuries, even death. In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, 8,000 to…
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