Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

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.

Booster Seats – Keeping Kids Safe

March 6, 2017 - 10:31am

Your child needs a booster seat when he or she has grown too big for the forward-facing car seat.   Your child will be too big when he or she reaches the height or weight limit for your car seat.  Check your car seat instructions.  Don’t be surprised to find your child might be 7, 8 or older before they outgrow a booster seat. It’s about height and weight not age so don’t be in a rush to move to the seat belt!

Thin Ice

February 24, 2017 - 11:40am

Unusually warm temperatures have caused many bodies of water that normally would be frozen, to be displaying thin ice or even in some cases visible open water. This is normally not seen February throughout much of Saskatchewan. That might be a good sign that spring is arriving early, but it does create hazards for people who might venture out onto the ice.

An Ounce of Prevention

January 27, 2017 - 8:02am

An Ounce of Prevention …

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.

Be Prepared, Not Scared

January 11, 2017 - 8:08am

Suddenly the whole house erupts in confusion. Someone banging on the front door has aroused you and your family from their sleep. The dog is barking, the kids are crying and in your half awake state you trudge downstairs to the front door. Through the front window you see the red and blue flashing lights of a police car and wonder what’s going on.

Snowmobile Safety

December 28, 2016 - 8:04am

It’s winter across Saskatchewan when many people jump on their sleds for an afternoon with friends touring the country side.

While the added snow might have opened up the many trails and open spaces, there is always an opportunity to enjoy the crisp fresh air! When riding a snowmobile always be alert of potential danger.