How to Have a Safe Canada Day
Saturday, July 1, 2017, is Canada Day, and this year is an especially exciting celebration as Canada is turning 150 this year. In 1867, four provinces united to form Canada, and Canadians everywhere will be celebrating by participating in parades, festivals, and other displays of Canadian pride. Many cities put on their own fireworks shows … Continue reading How to Have a Safe Canada Day
Outdoor Adventure Injury Risk
Summer is nearly upon us, and for most, that means getting outdoors and enjoying nature and the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, as engagement in outdoor activities rises, so do the potential for injuries and even death. Between 2006 and 2010, for example, British Columbia saw an average of 58 people pass away due to adventure activities … Continue reading Outdoor Adventure Injury Risk
How do Travel Accident Compensation Claims Work?
Travel can be dangerous. It can also be more expensive than you had planned if accidents or unexpected events disrupt your plans. As you make your summer travel plans this year, you may want to consider the possibility of getting travel insurance. Travel insurance can help you with a variety of issues that may crop … Continue reading How do Travel Accident Compensation Claims Work?
Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Mild traumatic brain injuries are commonly known as concussions. These injuries are often caused by a blow, jolt, or bump on the head. Anytime the brain hits up against the wall of the skull, a concussion can result. Mild traumatic brain injuries can technically range from mild to severe, depending on how the injury occurred … Continue reading Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Swimming Safety Tips
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Tofino and Ucluelet is getting a new program to help prevent swimming accidents and drownings in the area. The CoastSmart Program is based on similar programs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hawaii. It will be the first coastal safety program in Canada. The Coast Smart Program in Action … Continue reading Swimming Safety Tips
Elder Financial Abuse: How to Protect Yourself
Financial abuse against elderly individuals is far more prominent than most people realize. In fact, in 2015 alone and estimated 25,000 elderly Canadians were financially harmed. In a 2014 survey, approximately 40% of seniors said that they had been financially abused in the past. Unfortunately, this abuse may be caused by individuals in whom you place … Continue reading Elder Financial Abuse: How to Protect Yourself
Canadians with Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Likely to Be Incarcerated
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can change your life. Unfortunately, for some people, there is no real full recovery available after a traumatic brain injury. Recent studies have indicated that men who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 2.5 times more likely to be imprisoned in a Canadian federal correction facility … Continue reading Canadians with Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Likely to Be Incarcerated
Safety Tips for Bicyclists
Bicycle traffic has increased significantly over the past few years. Thankfully, collisions involving bicycles have surprisingly decreased slightly in the Vancouver area. This decrease is likely attributed to Vancouver’s focus on bicycle safety and ensuring that bicyclists have reliable roadways and pathways to use. Keeping the collision numbers down means that all bicyclists should continue … Continue reading Safety Tips for Bicyclists
The Importance of Wearing a Lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device
Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Regulations require that all personal flotation devices should be comfortable and functional enough to be worn at all times. However, the regulation does not technically require that you should wear a lifejacket or personal flotation device. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to wear this protective gear whenever you are on … Continue reading The Importance of Wearing a Lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device
Tips for a Safe Victoria Day in British Columbia
Enjoying the holidays is something you have probably looked forward to all year. Getting the chance to have a day off work and to spend some time with friends and family is certainly exciting but it is even more important to ensure that you take all necessary steps to minimize being involved in any type of accident and sustaining injuries over Victoria Day.