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Bloor Street Bike Lanes Bring to Mind Bicycle Safety on our City Streets

Bike lanes on Bloor Street in Toronto may have been an idea in the works for some 40 years, but it looks like the pilot project could become a reality as early as this summer. In a report in The … Continue reading

I am Planning to Host a Party. Am I Responsible (Liable) if my Guests Drink and Drive?

The Difference Between Premise Liability for Commercial and Private Hosts You want to host your annual holiday party on Christmas Eve or have a dinner party with close friends to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Food and alcohol certainly are … Continue reading

Cyclist Safety: More Bikes on the Road Means More Risk of Bicycle Injuries

Over a million people in Ontario are estimated to ride their bikes on a daily basis, and while it is great to “leave the car at home”, an increased number of bicycles on the road means an increased risk in … Continue reading

How do No-Fault Benefits Work in Ontario—will my Insurance Company Cover Me if I am to Blame for the Accident?

In Ontario, No-Fault Benefits mean exactly that; regardless of who is responsible for the accident, any driver, passenger or cyclist involved in an accident is entitled to accident benefits through your insurance company.  It’s important to know that you have … Continue reading

Injury Rate in Youth Soccer Higher Than Other Contact Sports, Says Study

Soccer moms and dads are gleefully loading up the lawn chairs and heading out to the soccer field with young Johnny or Jacqueline to watch their big match.  Along with the snacks and equipment, sunscreen and drinks, parents need to … Continue reading

School Buses are Amongst the Safest Ways to Travel, but Here are Some Stats You Need to Know

October 13, 2015; “Ottawa School Bus Crash Sends 12 Children to CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) as reported by CBC News (www.cbc.ca).  January 12th, 2016, The Canadian Press reporting on a school bus accident in Guelph states:  “A 17-year-old … Continue reading

As More Baby Boomers are Experiencing the Thrill of the Open Road on Motorcycles, Motorcycle Accidents are Also on the Rise

Baby boomers are taking to the road on motorcycles and three-wheeled motorcycles in record numbers.   How often are we driving along and glance over at the leather-clad motorcyclist heading down the highway with Born to Be Wild blaring, only to … Continue reading

Backyard Pool Safety; The Canadian Red Cross Offers Valuable Tips for Backyard Pool Owners

Every summer we hear the devastating news that yet another child or young adult has drowned in a backyard pool.  Most of these accidents are preventable with proper supervision, equipment and knowledge of life-saving techniques. A backyard pool can provide … Continue reading

“One for the Road” or “One for the Boat” –Bad Mistake! The High Cost of Boating While Under the Influence

It’s summer time and as the saying  goes, “the living is easy”. Chances are you can’t wait to get out on the lake to take your new boat or Jet Ski out for a test drive.  There’s nothing like the … Continue reading

ATV Accidents Spike Causing Alarm

When nine year old Tyler Massey was killed on an ATV this past summer in cottage country, our hearts went out to Tyler and his family.   Tyler was one of nine people who died in off-road vehicle (ORV) accidents in … Continue reading

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