Friday, 17 November 2017
Whether you prefer to hike along a wilderness trail or a walk along a scenic street in a city such as Toronto, Ontario offers you many options from which to choose. There is no better time to enjoy the outdoors than during the winter, but the bitterly cold weather of Canada can be a challenge. Cold weather does not mean you have to stay indoors as long as you follow a few winter walking tips to stay safe.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Rear-end collisions are the most common types of accidents in Ontario involving more than one vehicle. According to statistics compiled by the government, of the 35,972 motor vehicle crashes last year in the province, 9,821 of them were rear-end collisions in which people were injured or killed. Understanding the causes of rear-end crashes and how the courts determine who is at fault could help if you are injured and want to make a claim for compensation.
Monday, 06 November 2017
Motor vehicle accidents are sudden, violent events happening, in many instances, without warning. It’s common for the drivers involved in an accident to be unsure about what just happened. Police and investigators interview witnesses and sift through the wrecked vehicles and other evidence to piece together the facts to determine how the collision happened and who was at fault. One of the more difficult types of accidents to determine fault is a T-bone collision in which the front of one vehicle smashes into the side of another.
Friday, 03 November 2017
Commercial and residential high rise buildings have become a common sight in most cities throughout Ontario. Cities, such as Toronto where 30 percent of residential buildings are at least five storeys tall, have come to rely on taller structures to accommodate the increased demand for housing and office space. Occupants of high rise buildings should have an action plan in place in the event a fire breaks out in their building.
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1965, are one of the factors contributing to an aging Canadian population. According to the 2016 census, the number of senior adults in the country outnumbers children for the first time. One place where this is apparent is on the nation’s streets and highways where older drivers are involved in more accidents than any age group other than teenagers, which prompted Ontario to institute testing procedures for anyone 80 years of age or older seeking to renew a driver’s licence. It is important for the safety of all drivers and pedestrians for older drivers to heed a few tips for safe driving.
Monday, 30 October 2017
Most people like to think of their home as being a safe place, but statistics released by the government prove otherwise when it comes to falls and the serious injuries they can cause. Falls are the leading cause of children ages nine and younger being admitted to the hospital. For older adults living in Ontario, falls are particularly dangerous and account for more than 100,000 emergency department visits and 20,000 hospital admissions annually. There are steps you can take to make your home a safer place and prevent falls from occurring.
Friday, 27 October 2017
The streets of communities throughout Ontario will soon be filled with ghosts and goblins of all shapes and sizes in search of assorted sweet treats and perhaps a bit of mischief on Halloween. Children are more interested in the contents of their bags of goodies than in watching out for cars, so here are a few tips for parents and motorists to help keepthe little ones safe.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
A recent announcement by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario of changes it plans to implement in how it sets premiums for 300,000 businesses in the province might have drawn only passing interest from most people. Unless you own a business or you are a worker who has suffered an injury on the job, the WSIB goes about its work largely unnoticed.
Monday, 23 October 2017
School field trips offer an opportunity to expand the education process for youngsters. They expose students to new experiences and frequently allow teachers to use them as an extension of the lessons being taught in the classroom. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps happen when groups of students and teachers engage in organized activities away from classroom. Advance preparation and planning are essential for a successful and safe field trip. If you are a teacher, school administrator or concerned parent, here are a few tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable field trip experience.
Friday, 20 October 2017
Many Ontario drivers do not have adequate liability insurance coverage due to changes in the insurance laws seven years ago reducing benefits while offering drivers the opportunity to purchase additional coverage. Sadly, a new study shows up to 25 percent of motorists are not even aware the laws changed, and only seven percent of drivers purchased extended liability insurance and only six percent opted for extra medical coverage.