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, 15 November 2017
Last year proved to be the deadliest on record in Toronto in terms of pedestrian fatalities. Of the 43 people who lost their lives, 86 percent were 55 years of age or older. Police in the city reported 1,958 collisions involving motor vehicles and pedestrians. Equally as alarming were statistics released by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation revealing 96 pedestrians killed throughout the province. The total number of accidents resulting in pedestrian deaths or injuries was 4,189 in Ontario.
Monday, 13 November 2017
The freezing temperatures, snow and ice are normal facts of winter life associated with living in Ontario. The weather makes simple, everyday tasks, such as walking to school, work or the store, dangerous and hazardous activities. A slip and fall on an icy, snow-covered or broken sidewalk can cause a fractured bone or a serious head injury. If you fall on a sidewalk or parking lot, you could be entitled to compensation from the property owner or the municipality.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Christmas trees, candles and preparing holiday meals for the entire family to enjoy are only a few of the things people associate with the holiday season in Canada. As joyous and festive as these symbols might be, they also represent three of the leading causes of holiday fires in the home. There are a few precautions you can take to keep you and your family safe from the risk of fire.
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.