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Published on Mon, 08/30/2010 by Canadian Safe Boating Council

Is Your Child Outfitted to Survive?

Is Your Child Outfitted to Survive?

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August 30, 2010- Toronto, ONSmartBoater.ca and the Lifesaving Society urge Canadians both young and old to wear their lifejackets when on or near the water. There is still plenty of summer left and they want to ensure that everyone safely enjoys their on-water activities.

Water safety starts with watching your children at all times when they are near the water and keeping them within arm’s reach. And when you are out on the water, make sure that you and your children are all wearing lifejackets.

Published on Tue, 07/20/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Playing it Safe with Food this Summer

Playing it Safe with Food this Summer

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Each year, the arrival of summer is synonymous with spending increased time outside. For many of us, these months mean sharing moments with family and friends, and when it comes to entertaining, nothing compares to sitting around a picnic table or grilling on the barbeque!

Published on Mon, 07/19/2010 by 3M Canada

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

On hot and sunny summer days, smog thrives. But smog is not limited to the visibly hazy, thick polluted air commonly found in cities. Smog can be found nearly everywhere, even when you can’t see it or smell it in the air around you.

And if you think smog stays outside, think again.

Published on Thu, 04/29/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Plan for healthy summer fun

Plan for healthy summer fun

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

There is nothing better than the “lazy days of summer”! Whether you plan to travel or partake in a “staycation”, you will likely spend time outside, enjoying the warm, sunny weather.

As we approach the summer months, it is important to be aware of the health risks that can accompany fun in the sun and understand how to avoid them. By taking simple precautionary measures, you can help ensure a healthy summer for you and your family.

Published on Thu, 04/01/2010 by Canadian Safe Boating Council

Help Save Canadians’ Lives This Summer

Help Save Canadians’ Lives This Summer

ATTENTION NEWS AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:

Published on Thu, 03/04/2010 by Environics Communications

Fun Activities for Kids and Pets

Fun Activities for Kids and Pets

It’s March break again, the time of year when parents eagerly try to find enjoyable and affordable activities to keep kids busy. With more than half of Canadian households having pets, fun activities are actually closer than many people realize. Pets can help kids learn patience, empathy and respect. PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre in Toronto offers up the following suggestions to keep the kids smiling this March break (while also teaching them about responsible pet ownership):

Published on Thu, 12/24/2009 by World Vision Canada

It’s never too late to change the world with the World Vision Gift Catalogue

It’s never too late to change the world with the World Vision Gift Catalogue

Want to get last-minute gifts that are thoughtful rather than afterthoughts? Then check out World Vision’s Christmas gift catalogue. The international humanitarian organization offers impactful items to suit virtually every budget while promoting the global cause closest to your friend or loved one’s heart. On their behalf, you can help an Afghan farmer, prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa, ensure education for children, and generally make the world in which they live a kinder, gentler place.

Which is one gift that truly is better late than never.

Published on Wed, 12/23/2009 by World Vision Canada

Four Tips for Alternative Gift Givers

Four Tips for Alternative Gift Givers

Alternative gifts, like donating to a charity, are rising in popularity as more and more people try to connect their global concerns with their everyday lives. In fact, eight in 10 Canadians – agree they’d rather receive something meaningful and memorable.

Receiving a goat for Christmas can seem a bit “out there” for some. Here are a few tips to bring your gift recipients around to the idea that their gifts may say “baaa” while doing a world of good this year.

Published on Tue, 12/22/2009 by World Vision Canada

Have a holly jolly green Christmas: Eco-friendly options for this holiday season

Have a holly jolly green Christmas: Eco-friendly options for this holiday season

Christmas is not only a time to celebrate with family and friends, but it’s also a time to be more conscious about the environment. Every Christmas, Canadians throw-out thousands of tonnes of holiday packaging, use more energy to decorate their homes and cut down millions of Christmas trees without replanting new ones. This Christmas, why not try and be a little greener? By fine-tuning your Christmas décor, cutting back on packaged goods and wrapping, you can give your Christmas an eco-friendly makeover. Here are some tips to make your Christmas a little greener:

Published on Tue, 12/15/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Make this holiday season a healthy one

Make this holiday season a healthy one

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

The holiday season is upon us, and this means attending and hosting holiday parties with family and friends. The holiday season is the perfect time for germs and illnesses like the H1N1 flu to spread. In order to stay healthy this holiday season it’s important to keep some general health tips in mind.

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