It's now the Law!
The Calgary Injury Prevention Coalition (CIPC) and KIDSAFE Connection of the Calgary Health Region are delighted that the Government of Alberta has passed Bill 209 requiring all bike riders under 18 to wear a bike helmet. The government has taken a strong advocacy position on safety for children and teens in this province.
Over 66,000 children are reported missing each year in Canada. This includes runaways; parental abductions; stranger abductions; and unknowns. As a parent, having your child go missing is your worst nightmare. The good news is that most of these children come back, or are found. The bad news is that some of them don’t. It is for these children that we continue to search.
You've just finished buying new school clothes and loaded up on all the supplies. Now it's time to buy a backpack.
Choose snowy hills, free of ice with a gentle slope and long run off area. Be sure the hill is free of bumps, holes and obstacles such as trees, signs, fences and rocks. Stay away from roads, rivers, railways and parking lots. Only sled in the daylight or on well-lit hills and to reduce the risk of hypothermia and frostbite, don't go out below -19°C.
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