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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

I can find no greater meaning of Christmas than to allow my senses the gift of being witness to the anticipation and excitement through the eyes of a child. Christmas holidays are just around the corner and children with their wide-eyed grins will be bubbling with exhilaration as they anxiously await the wondrous events of this magical Christmas season. By…
Despite your best efforts to choose the safest toys for your children, injuries and accidents can occur. Toys may endure wear and tear over time and could expose your children to potential hazards.Choosing toys carefully will assure that playtime with your children will be fun, educational, and most importantly, safe. By using the safety checklist below, you can prevent toy-related…
Children anticipate the wonderment and joy of the Christmas season with family traditions that are passed on from generation to generation. Here are a few enchanting customs from select countries that I thought you might find interesting. BELGIUM  – Children believe they receive their presents from St. Niklaas who rides a horse. They leave hay, carrots and water for the…
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. This is the beginning of the Christmas poem, written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore, that we all know so well. The poem…
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When I was but a wee lad my folks had a dozen or so 78 rpm records and one of them was Gene Autry singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. We’d play it over and over again, as Christmas drew closer. I loved the lead-in to the song when Gene mentioned each of Santa’s reindeer by name before introducing “…the most…
In 1902 my great-grandparents emigrated to Canada from Galicia, a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where many inhabitants left due to heavy taxation, an unfavourable political situation, over-population and the subsequent subdivision of land holdings. Statistics indicate that from 1891 to 1914 between 100,000 and 170,000 Ukrainian immigrants arrived in Canada – with the largest number settling in the province…
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