Safety

How to Avoid Injuries at A Cottage?

The cottage is your personal oasis. It’s a place where you can let loose and enjoy a little calm reprieve now and then. Yet, that’s not always the case for many cottagers during the summer. Being amidst the rugged outdoors can come with many potential hazards, leaving some people with serious and even life-threatening injuries. […]
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7 Signs of Concussion

Have you or a loved one experienced a recent fall or blow to the head? If so, it’s vital to find out if the impact has caused a concussion. In most cases, concussions are not life-threatening, and most people fully recover shortly after. However, in some situations, they can be more severe and even lead […]
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Staying Safe in the Winter

The winter can truly look like a magical time of the year with the glistening snow and icicles that cover every surface and every branch. But as the thermometer drops, that glistening “magic” can form into a dangerous slippery surface. Whether it’s walking along the footpaths, or driving to your family and friends’ homes during […]
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What to Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog

A dog bite can be anywhere from a nuisance to life threatening depending on the breed of dog. Dogs can sometimes be unpredictable and can at times attack with little to no warning giving you no chance to get to safety. If you ever find yourself the victim of a dog bite, it’s important that […]
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What to Do When You’re in a Fender Bender

Accidents happen every day and some are more serious than others. A simple fender bender can be more of an inconvenience than anything, but even minor car accidents need to be properly taken care of. If you find yourself the victim of a minor car accident, follow these five steps. Assess if you are Injured […]
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Nighttime Driving Safety Tips

Accidents can happen any time of day, but with reduced visibility at night the risks are higher. Drivers should be extra aware of their surroundings at night. Here are five nighttime driving safety tips for all drivers: Ensure all lights are in perfect working order You likely won’t know that you have burnt out lights […]
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Understanding Sports Injuries and Liability

A sports injury can be detrimental to anyone, from the professional athletes who get paid to play their favourite sports to the regular day person who takes part in recreational team sports like hockey, basketball, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse, and individual sports like tennis, skiing, and snowboarding. When you are injured during a sports activity, […]
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4 Tips for Safe Summer Swimming

Now that summer weather is upon us we can finally take that long awaited dip in the pool. And nothing says goodbye to winter like doing a cannonball off the dock into the lake. Whether it’s a back yard pool party or a cottage beach bash, it’s important to exercise some basic swimming safety tips […]
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Safety Tips For The Summer Boating Season

Every year, more than 500 Canadians die in water-related fatalities – 166 deaths per year are in boating-related incidents. So many of those accidents can be avoided. You simply have to keep a range of safe boating tips in mind. These tips are fairly straightforward. Understanding them will give you a safe boating season that […]
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Five Tips to Reduce Cycling Accidents

It should come as a surprise to no one that the popularity of cycling is on the rise across the country. There are plenty of reasons for this – from an increased emphasis on personal and environmental health and welfare to gas prices being what they are – but the bottom line is that with […]
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