Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

Bike Safety

May 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Many of us have already washed off the bicycle for another fantastic summer but did we do a safety and mechanical tune up? Many of the local bike dealers can provide that service but ensure the proper working order of your bike before you or your family head out for a ride. This week, May 13-19, is Bike Safety Week in Saskatchewan. Do your part to have a safe cycling season by wearing the “gear.” While most parents insist their children have a helmet, many parents and older adults won’t wear one. Why not? Professional athletes wear the gear – why won’t you?

Volunteers are the Heart

April 17, 2018 - 11:28am

This week is National Volunteer Week across Canada. The heart and soul of any community are those persons who give their time and talents to an event, program, community group or just help a neighbor. As this year’s theme suggests “Volunteers Cast a Beautiful Shadow.”

Who Are You Going to Call?

April 3, 2018 - 8:34am

In an emergency who are you going to call? Your mom, a co-worker, the neighbor across the street or even a parent. As strange as it might sound people do not often call paramedics first but hope someone else can offer assistance. Yes, first aid can be life-saving to stop the bleeding, start the breathing or preform CPR, but paramedics are the out of hospital professionals you need quickly at any emergency.

Next week is a very special for a group of people that rarely are ever seen. The week of April 8-14 is National Emergency Telecommunicators Week.

An Ounce of Prevention

March 20, 2018 - 9:24am

Mother always said eat your vegetables; drink plenty of fluids when you have a cold; get plenty of rest and don’t forget to exercise too! But despite our mother’s best advice we still get sick, injuries still happen, and hopefully we won’t, but we might need to visit the hospital emergency room. In the case of an emergency knowing what to do can make the difference and prevent things from getting worse. Knowing what not to do is just as important.

What to Do If You Witness a Car Crash

February 8, 2018 - 9:16am

Have you witnessed a car crash and not known what to do or how to help?

You are not alone. Many people want to help the victims but have reservations about knowing exactly what to do.

Others have done more than was required of them, yet others do the wrong thing and make situations much worse. Ordinary people who are trained to do simple actions can save lives. Others make a call for help but just keep on driving.

An Ounce of Prevention …

January 24, 2018 - 8:10am

 Mother always said eat your vegetables, don’t forget to wear your toque outside and make sure you get plenty of rest. While we might consider those reminders a bit of mom’s nagging, her prevention tips have probably been reasonable for a lot of our success. How often we here the phrase “gee if I would have know better” or “that’s really stupid.” Everyday and in every action we need to look at what we do and ensure that prevention of injury is of utmost importance.

Proper Use and Storage of Medicines/Vitamins

January 10, 2018 - 9:41am

All medicines, whether prescription or purchased over-the-counter, are dangerous if used improperly. They can be potentially poisonous to people of all ages. Yet many of us leave medications unsecured; treat medication as ‘candy’; set medications out with our meal so we don’t forget not realizing that the multi-colored pills might be picked up by a small child.

Healthy Winter Travels

December 25, 2017 - 9:27am

As Saskatchewan residents we love to travel, especially in the winter. Despite the fact that it has been an incredibly mild winter many residents have left on or soon will travel away. Whether it is for a few weeks or the entire winter, we all need to be prepared. One beautiful drink at a resort with contaminated water can make a miserable vacation or worse.