Tips for Staying Safe At the Cottage

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Many Ontario families will spend this summer making memories by spending time at the family cottage. Cottages handed down from one generation to the next offer time for families and friends to be together enjoying a rustic way of life for a couple of weeks. Whether the cottage you are escaping to is one that you own or one you are renting, staying safe requires a little time and preparation. The following tips will help you to ensure your cottage getaway is a safe and pleasant experience.

Choosing The Right Car Seat For Your Child

Thursday, 12 July 2018


According to the Canadian Automobile Association, motorists can reduce their child’s risk of being seriously injured or killed in an accident by 71 percent simply by installing and using a child car seat in their vehicles. Provincial and territorial laws have been enacted requiring the use of car seats to ensure the safety of passengers younger than 16 years of age. Parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone else transporting a child in a vehicle must ensure the child is safely secured or risk being fined and incurring demerit points. There is a wide assortment of car seats on the market, but making the correct choice is easier when you have some basic information before you go shopping.

Keeping Young Drivers Safe: Know the Risks

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Parents simultaneously cheer and curse the day their children become old enough to become licensed drivers. It’s a day when a teenager gains new independence and no longer must rely upon mom and dad for a ride, but it is also the day that parents worry as their child confronts the dangers and risks of being a young driver. Unfortunately, government studies show parents have a great deal to be concerned about. Drivers between 16 to 24 years of age represent only 13 percent of licensed drivers, but they account for 24 percent of traffic fatalities and 26 percent of accidents involving serious injuries. Graduated driver licensing programs are a start toward making young adults better drivers, but there are a few behaviours young drivers can adopt to reduce the risk of an accident.

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Short-Term Disability Claim

Thursday, 12 July 2018


If you are unable to work because of an injury or illness, the anxiety and stress from worrying about how to support your family can be overwhelming. Workers in Ontario could be entitled short-term disability benefits. Finding out what benefits you are entitled to receive and pursuing a claim for them can be difficult without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. 

Reducing Your Child’s Risk of Being Injured Playing Sports

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Participation in sports is important for children. Depending on the sports activity, sports helps children in their physical development while teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. Staying active is important in combating the sharp rise in childhood obesity. There are, however, risks associated with most sports activities engaged in by children. Statistics show that 50 percent of the injuries suffered by children of secondary school age are related to sports. You cannot eliminate all risk of injury when your child participates in swimming, hockey, soccer, baseball or other sport, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of an injury or make it less severe when one does occur.

Tips for Making This Canada Day a Safe One

Friday, 29 June 2018

Tips for Making This Canada Day a Safe One


Canada Day is a festive time throughout the country as Canadians celebrate their heritage. Whether your celebration involves fireworks, a drive to a mountain lake, a trip across town or a backyard pool party, keeping yourself and others safe should be your number one priority. Here are a few tips to you can follow to help enjoy the celebration without mishap.

Boating Safety: Tips for a safe boating experience

Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Ontario has an abundance of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water that attracts boating enthusiasts throughout the year but particularly during the summer months. Whether you take to the water in a canoe, kayak, sailboat or other watercraft, the risk of being injured or killed in an accident is a real concern. More than 66 percent of drownings in Ontario occur in natural bodies of water with lakes accounting for 44 percent of them. Enjoying a day on the water is possible without a mishap as long as you take the time to exercise care and follow a few safe boating tips.

How to have a fun and safe Victoria Day

Thursday, 17 May 2018


For many Canadians, Victory Day is the first long weekend of the summer. Many people take to the roads heading for rivers, lakes and other places to celebrate the holiday. Others choose to stay at home and celebrate with friends and relatives in their backyards. Whether its traffic or backyard mishaps, the chances of being injured in an accident increases during Victoria Day celebrations. Here are a few tips to keep people safe as they celebrate Victoria Day.

Summer road trip safety

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Summer is traditionally the time when families throughout Ontario take to the highways for holiday and vacation getaways. An increase in traffic brings with it an increase in accidents. More people are killed on the nation’s highways in the summer than at other times of the year. There are some precautions you can take to keep yourself and others travelling with you safe this summer.

How to deal with aggressive drivers

Thursday, 10 May 2018

How to deal with aggressive drivers


The pleasant summer weather means more people will be out driving. Whether driving to a lakefront retreat for a vacation or simply cruising around town, summer traffic increases the risks posed by aggressive driving. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, last summer saw an 80 percent increase in deaths caused by aggressive and dangerous driving behviours, and there is no reason to believe it is going to be any better this year. Anyone using the roads and streets, including pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicycle riders and drivers, are likely to be confronted at some point by an aggressive driver. Here are a few tips to help you deal with aggressive drivers.

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