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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

Wintertime can bring storms and difficulties (as depicted in William Kurelek’s painting “Balsam Avenue After Heavy Snowfall” – 1972), but it can also be enjoyable for all of the different fun activities that it brings. There are traditional sports such as hockey, curling, skiing and skating – and leisure activities such as sledding, building snowmen or snow forts, or throwing…
Frostbite is an injury to the body that causes a loss of feeling and colour in affected areas – especially the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers and toes. Frostbite can cause permanent damage to the body and in severe cases, lead to amputation. If you are outside for a prolonged period of time during the cold winter months perform regular…
Every winter, 25 to 30 Canadians die in ice-related incidents, and countless others fall through the ice. Taking the time to explain ice safety with your children so that they are aware of the potential hazards can prevent injuries and accidents. Lake and pond ice surfaces are never safe! The crust that forms on top of a river is unstable…
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