Author Archives: John Boyd

September .27 .2017

Do You Need Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets?

Vancouver’s mild climate means most people don’t install winter tires on their cars. Given the problems of last winter, City Hall thinks it might be time to change that. Council is considering a...
May .3 .2017

Kicking Motorcycle Safety into Gear

Spring is here and for motorcycle fans, it’s time to head out on the highway and look for adventure. But no biker wants a collision to ruin the fun. That’s why May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness...
March .7 .2017

Don’t Crash over Time Change

Daylight saving time is coming. That means a little more sunshine at the end of the day but a little less sleep for some. And when you put a bunch of tired drivers behind the wheel of a car, you have...
October .19 .2016

Shake and Quake

If a massive earthquake hit right this minute, what would you do? Panic? Cry? Pray? Those might be your first instincts, but there are three simple things you can do to immediately reduce the risk of...
May .5 .2016

Getting Emergency Prepared

Are you ready for the Big One? Or what about a small or medium sized one? Chances are, you’re not at all ready for a disaster of any kind. Getting you there is what Emergency Preparedness Week –...
March .14 .2016

NFL Players Unaware of Concussion Risks

Will young football players dream of playing for the NFL after they learn about the deadly concussion risks? Alternatively, will parents let their children play football after they learn 87 out of 91...
December .11 .2015

Brain Damage and Youth Sports

Are we endangering our children's brain health by allowing them to play high-impact contact sports? Researchers are finding that repetitive blows to the head in high-impact contact sports place...
October .21 .2015

World Rugby Concussion Campaign

World Rugby is helping raise concussion awareness among Rugby players, coaches and officials at all levels of the game – from the professional level down to school children. The World Rugby...
August .18 .2014

Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit Targets Parents, Coaches

Last summer, we came across CATT, an online Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit to help health professionals better recognize and treat concussions. The website is funded by the BC Ministry of...
December .19 .2013

Brain Injury in Baseball

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy isn't just a football disease. Or a hockey disease. It's now making headlines in baseball after researchers found signs of CTE in former major leaguer Ryan Freel....
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