Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

Bike Helmets Save Lives

August 8, 2017 - 7:06pm

Cycling season is upon us. Everyone regardless of age needs to wear a helmet. A simple action like riding through a stop sign; a collision; mechanical breakdown or other cycling incident could spell disaster and change your life forever. We make our children wear a helmet with every ride but what’s your excuse for not wearing one?

A helmet:

Sun Safety

July 25, 2017 - 10:31am

Summer is the time to enjoy your spot at the beach “catching some rays.” Did you know that even on a cloudy day you can get a sun burn? It is possible to enjoy healthy outdoor activities while in the sun.

Prepared for an Emergency

July 11, 2017 - 10:16am

Emergency preparedness is equally important in the home. Learn what hazards exist in your area and what other types of risks for which you should be prepared. These may include flooding, earthquakes, chemical spills, power outages etc. Hot dry weather and the BC Interior is a blaze. Last year Albert and the year before Saskatchewan. Forest Fires are just of many hazards your family might face.

You need to:

Summer Time Cooking

June 28, 2017 - 7:58am

The barbeque is one of those summer time appliances we certainly can not live without. At the lake or on the backyard the smell of barbeque is a summer time favorite. In our haste to get the meal on the go we might forget some food safety which unfortunately leads to illness.

Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often to avoid the spread of bacteria.

Barbeque Safety

June 14, 2017 - 11:16am

Barbeque Safely this summer!
The smell of a barbeque floats through the air, ah summer time! After a day at work grilling something for the evening meal sure is delicious but can be a potential hazard if not done right. Have a safe summer grilling season with these helpful tips.
Barbeque and Propane Grill Safety Tips
• Never store a propane cylinder or tank under or near your barbeque, in your home, cottage, garage or vehicle. Store the tank upright and outdoors in the shade and away from any combustible materials.

Boat Smart

May 16, 2017 - 10:06am

The arrival of the long weekend signals another summer of water sports. Whether it’s a family fishing trip or towing the kid’s water skiing we all need to take few minutes to ensure everyone’s safety.

You’ve heard about the need for a pleasure craft operator’s card but maybe you’re not sure exactly what it is. It’s not new anymore everyone who has a boat needs to have one. Let’s help you understand what the card is.

* Think of a pleasure craft operator’s card like a license to operate a powered water craft aka a boat.

Prepared for an Emergency

May 1, 2017 - 9:02am

Emergency preparedness is equally important in the home. Learn what hazards exist in your area and what other types of risks for which you should be prepared. These may include flooding, earthquakes, chemical spills, power outages etc. This week marks the 1st anniversary of the devastating Fort MacMurray fires. If you were forced to evacuate are you prepared to leave?

You need to:

* know your home exits and the location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain

Surfing for Medical Advise

April 17, 2017 - 10:17am

Many people today are choosing to take their health into their own hands. Why shouldn’t we ask the questions needed to get the best information? Sometimes asking the extra questions from your medical professional can avert tragedy such can I take this herbal supplement with my regular medication? Knowing what information is trustworthy vs. what is an out right lie is important. Today with the click of a button, we have access to a world of information over the internet.

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