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Cyclists and jaywalkers targeted in city safety campaign

You might want to think twice before you jaywalk, ignore a stop sign on a bicycle or drive through a crosswalk in the city of Vancouver. Police and city staff are launching a new six-week road safety campaign and pedestrians are getting special attention. “[It’s] called ‘People are Fragile,’” explains Vision Vancouver Councillor Heather Deal, as … Continue reading »

Health Hazard Alert: Certain Neilson Trustaste 2% MicroFiltered Partly Skimmed Milk may contain a cleaning solution

OTTAWA, January 26, 2012 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and SaputoInc. are warning the public not to consume the Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed Milk, with best before date February 12, 2012, described below. This product may be contaminated with a cleaning solution. The affected product, Neilson Trutaste 2% Microfiltered Partly Skimmed milk, is … Continue reading »

North Shore Skate Club cited for health and safety violations

The winter sports club where Karen Magnussen was injured after inhaling ammonia gas was cited by inspectors for 12 occupational health and safety violations, according to WorkSafeBC. Magnussen, an Olympic silver medallist and longtime North Vancouver figure skating coach, has been suffering from severe respiratory problems since she inhaled ammonia that escaped during a mishap … Continue reading »

Defibrillators in School Saves Lives

VANCOUVER, WA. – It was only the second day of high school for Keilea Swearingen. Just before lunch September 1st , she collapsed in a classroom. School nurse Debbie Fowler rushed to her side and found her turning blue. Keilea’s heart had stopped. Fowler called for someone to bring one of two defibrillator’s kept in … Continue reading »

Make Mental Health First Aid Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is asking Canadians to make Mental Health First Aid part of their New Year’s resolutions for 2012. “Mental Health First Aid has the same purpose as traditional first aid – to save lives,” said Sandy Allen, Program Director, Mental Health First Aid (Canada). “There are more than 47,000 Canadians to date who … Continue reading »

Vancouver Police Foundation Supports the Vancouver School Safety Patrol

With the continuing cold weather and icy road conditions, the VPD is issuing a timely reminder to watch for young students coming and going from schools around the city. Kids are very distracted at this time of year in the lead up to Christmas and drivers need to be extra cautious. School safety patrols began … Continue reading »

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