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December 19, 2016
Our Holiday Wish to You…
...the best of the season to you and your family! From all of us at Slater Vecchio.              
winter driving in Vancouver
December 13, 2016
Winter Driving Safety Tips
Winter is here and that means making some changes and plans for how you tackle the roads. One little snowflake is so delicate, but a billion of them at once can be deadly. Same is true with raindrops. It may be rare to find ice and snow on streets in the Lower Mainland, but it…
damage of one concussion
December 2, 2016
One Concussion Is Too Many
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,…
safe christmas decorating
November 29, 2016
Deck the Halls with Safety
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…
distracted driving is deadly
November 22, 2016
Distracted Driving Deaths Increase
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…
dangers of texting and walking
November 9, 2016
Are You a Petextrian?
Like an army of zombies left over from an apocalypse or a cheesy horror flick, you see them everywhere – people walking around, absorbed in their mobile phones. They’re texting or checking social media but they’re not paying attention to where they are going. Tripping on a curb or bumping into a pole might amuse…
running a marathon aimee king
November 4, 2016
Running a Marathon with Aimee King
Recently, our own Aimee King did something extraordinary. She jetted off to Chicago and completed her first marathon. Pounding the pavement for 42 kilometers (or 26 miles) isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but it certainly is a life challenge that many people dream of tackling. So, why do it? We asked Aimee about…
dutch reach
November 1, 2016
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…
watch for animals on roads
October 25, 2016
Avoid Hitting the Moose
Bears, elk, moose, deer – big wildlife is a reality across a country as large and as forested as Canada. Our highways cut across their habitat, resulting in thousands of crashes each year. In fact, some statistics show that there are 4 to 8 car crashes in Canada every hour involving a large animal. You…
earthquake preparedness vancouver
October 19, 2016
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,…