Diamond & Diamond™
BRITISH COLUMBIA OFFICES

Vancouver Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400

Surrey Consultation Office

7404 King George Blvd. Suite 200

Burnaby Consultation Oflice

4720 Kingsway Suite 2600

Kelowna Consultation Office

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

Richmond Consultation Office

5811 Cooney Road Suite 305 South Tower

ONTARIO OFFICES

Toronto Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Thunder Bay Consultation Office

278 Algoma Street South

Windsor Main Office

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 38

Barrie Main Office

299 Lakeshore Drive. Suite 200

Mississauga Consultation Office

2233 Argentia Rd. Suite 302, East Tower

Ottawa Main Office

1081 Carling Avenue, Suite 704

Peterborough Consultation Office

459 George Street North

Orangeville Consultation Office

PO Box 157

Toronto Main Office

5075 Yonge Street. Suite 805

Safe Boating

Whether it’s sailing around the coastal waterways that make up the Salish Sea or exploring the nearly pristine expanse of the Great Bear Rainforest (one of Destination British Columbia’s top ten places to go in B.C.), British Columbia offers boaters spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife (bears included), unspoiled wilderness and many friendly coastal towns and marinas. … Continue reading Safe Boating

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All-Terrain Vehicle Safety

Whether it’s to ski at Whistler and Blackcomb, fish for salmon and halibut or golf among panoramic mountain vistas, British Columbia is among the world’s most popular destinations for active vacationers, regardless of the season.   Among the more popular pursuits in non-winter months is back country exploration on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). While designs … Continue reading All-Terrain Vehicle Safety

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Safe Farming Practices

The continuing popularity of documentary television shows such as  Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers shows that, like their American counterparts, Canadian television viewers are fascinated by stories of ordinary people who risk their lives to earn a living. There’s a certain glamour associated with these professions, particularly since we watch them from the safety … Continue reading Safe Farming Practices

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The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

For commercial truck drivers, sleepiness is the enemy. Because they are typically paid by the mile driven, down time, including rest and sleep breaks, is non-earning time. Despite federal laws limiting the number of hours a Canadian driver can work in a day, many try to drive extra shifts in order to earn overtime pay, … Continue reading The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

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Snowmobiling Safety

The notion of a motorized vehicle that can run on deep snow has been around almost as long as the internal combustion engine. The first patent for a workable sled, the “Vehicle Propeller” was granted in Canada in 1911. In 1916, a United States patent was issued for a “traineau automobile”, believed to be the … Continue reading Snowmobiling Safety

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Toy Injuries

Under the Canada Consumer Safety Act and associated regulations, any toy sold in Canada must satisfy a variety of highly detailed requirements concerning matters as diverse as the flammability of its component materials, the presence of any choking hazards and its packaging. The Ministry of Health has the power to issue mandatory recall orders for … Continue reading Toy Injuries

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Safety on the Slopes

Each winter British Columbia’s spectacular scenery and relatively mild weather attract tens of thousands of Canadian and American outdoor sport enthusiasts to the province. From accomplished downhill speedsters ready to tackle North America’s fourth highest vertical drop at Kicking Horse Mountain to families enjoying a back country snowshoeing or dog sledding weekend at Kimberley Alpine … Continue reading Safety on the Slopes

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Winter Driving Tips

From the beaches along its 27,000 metre long Pacific coastline to mountain peaks more than 4,500 metres high, the diverse beauty of British Columbia is unmatched. This variety, however, also means that drivers traversing the province will likely encounter a variety of road and weather conditions throughout the year. Even in mild weather, narrow mountain … Continue reading Winter Driving Tips

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Pedestrian Safety

In any contest between an average human and an 1,100 kg auto, the human will undoubtedly be the loser. According to the British Columbia Coroner’s Service, there were nearly 400 fatal traffic-related pedestrians deaths in the province between 2010 and 2016. That’s nearly 50 per year or one each week. While accidents can and do … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety

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What You Need to Know About Social Host Liability

The new year is a great time to host a party for family and friends. It brings everyone together and allows them to relax and enjoy the end of the year. Many social gatherings involve serving alcohol. As a host, do you need to worry about the amount of alcohol you are serving to friends … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Social Host Liability

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5 Winter Walking Safety Tips

Winter weather definitely attributes to an increase in the number of outdoor falls every year. In fact, according to one study, older people fall 20 percent more often after a freezing rain alert. Other winter weather alerts may also signal greater fall risk, particularly for the elderly, as well. While it is best to stay … Continue reading 5 Winter Walking Safety Tips

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4 Ways to Prevent the Most Common Holiday Injuries

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for many families. However, they can also be very dangerous. In fact, emergency rooms see an increase in visits over the holidays due to festivity-related mishaps. Calls to the poison centre increase, and there is even a rise in allergy symptoms over the holidays as well. … Continue reading 4 Ways to Prevent the Most Common Holiday Injuries

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7 Ways to Stay Safe While Winter Cycling

While cycling is undoubtedly more common at other points in the year, it is possible to cycle during the winter as well. In fact, roughly 30 to 40 percent of Canadian cyclists will bike the entire year-round. However, cycling during the winter can be dangerous because of the increase in hazards—from shorter days to snow, … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Safe While Winter Cycling

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Fire Safety During the Holidays

November 24 through November 30, 2017, is National Home Fire Safety Week. There is no better time to consider how safe you and your loved ones are in your home, particularly with the holidays upon us. Year-Round Fire Safety You should practice fire safety tips throughout the year, but these tips are especially important over … Continue reading Fire Safety During the Holidays

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Seniors: How to Keep Driving Skills Sharp

As we age, our senses dull and our minds are simply not what they used to be. Coordination and focus may not come as quickly, and movement may be a challenge. Losing specific abilities can affect the skills that you need to drive safely. The following warning signs may indicate that your driving abilities have … Continue reading Seniors: How to Keep Driving Skills Sharp

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It’s Fall Prevention Month: Make Your Home Fall-Proof This November

November is fall prevention month! Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for older Canadians? In fact, up to 30 per cent of seniors will experience one or more falls each year. They also account for 85 per cent of all hospitalization for Canadian seniors. Every day, 215 older adults will … Continue reading It’s Fall Prevention Month: Make Your Home Fall-Proof This November

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Safety Tips While Trick-or-Treating

Fall is a great time of year for kids and adults alike. Many parents relish in children going back to school and fall sporting events. Children often enjoy the social aspects of meeting new children in the classroom and getting ready for upcoming holidays. Many children (and parents) also enjoy getting dressed up for Halloween … Continue reading Safety Tips While Trick-or-Treating

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Safety Tips for Driving in School Zones

Drivers should be extra cautious in school zones because children are often present. Children do not always watch out for traffic as they should or use designated crossing points properly. Drivers should slow and watch carefully for children, both in and out of crosswalks. As a rule, speed limits in school zones are generally 30 … Continue reading Safety Tips for Driving in School Zones

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School Bus Safety

Of all the vehicle collisions in Canada, only 0.3 percent of those that cause personal injuries or death involve school buses. School buses are one of the safest methods of travel for children today. In fact, from 1995 to 2004, school buses have transported children as many as 6 billion times. There are approximately 3.4 … Continue reading School Bus Safety

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Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?

With today’s technology constantly demanding our attention, even walking can be a dangerous activity. Unfortunately, pedestrians can walk into traffic, ignore traffic signals, and even run into inanimate objects or other people. Technology sometimes changes pedestrians into “zombies” who have no idea what is going on around them. In 2016, the Toronto City Council decided … Continue reading Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?

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