April .25 .2017

Talk To Your Kids about Distracted Driving

Snapchat, HipChat, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, good ol’ texting – we get it! There’s an endless array of ingenious apps out there to let people connect and communicate from...
April .21 .2017

What is a Physiatrist?

If you’ve been seriously injured, the road to recovery can mean a lot of visits to doctors and specialists. One of those visits may be with a physiatrist. But what is a physiatrist? What do they do?...
April .18 .2017

Driving and Marijuana: A Dangerous Combination?

A recent study in BC showed that among frequent marijuana users, 80% of men and 75% of women admitted to driving after consuming marijuana in the previous month. While some will claim they are...
April .11 .2017

Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions

You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are...
April .7 .2017

Don’t Mess with Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is a world-wide problem and it’s killing us. Our devices have gotten smarter, but what about people? Too many of us continue to text while driving and the results are senseless...
April .4 .2017

Safe Driving on Rainy Days

Rain, rain, go away – right? But this is British Columbia, so we live with it. To make our lives safer and better when our rain forest cities live up to their “Wet Coast” reputation, approaching...
March .28 .2017

Teaching Your Kids to Drive

Handing the car keys over to your teenaged son or daughter is a rite of passage in many families. For some parents, it’s a sad moment. Can you believe they’re actually old enough to drive? And for...
March .21 .2017

Body Check Ban Saves Young Hockey Players

They shoot. They score! There’s good news for hockey families across the country. Hockey Canada’s decision to ban body checking at the Peewee level (players ages 11 and 12) is working. Researchers at...
March .17 .2017

Packing for Safe Backcountry Skiing

Winter in the backcountry – scenic, pristine, natural, epic, adventurous. But it can also be a dangerous place, especially when there’s a risk of an avalanche. With so much terrain to explore here in...
March .14 .2017

Are Distracted Driving Laws Tough Enough?

Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space, but now as the federal Minister of Transport, he’s blasting off again – this time against distracted driving in this country. Just recently, Garneau came...

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