Tag Archives: water safety

Staying safe and staying healthy at the splash pad

In my opinion, nothing beats a splash pad for free neighbourhood summer fun! I especially love how kids, families, friends and neighbours of all ages come together to play and enjoy the cooling water jets and wafting mist. My girls really loved going to the splash pad, … Continue reading

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The pool is NOT a toilet! Tips for staying safe this summer!

Summer is finally here!  Time for some fun in the sun and a splash in the swimming pool. But as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone poops in the pool. While this may sound funny, pool … Continue reading

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Secondary drowning: I didn’t know

In a recent blog post, I mentioned being in nursing for over 20 years and assuming everybody knew stuff about illnesses. Well, here’s my turn to gorge on humble pie. As a former pediatric nurse, lifetime pool owner and safety … Continue reading

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Water tubing: New heights for my son; New nerves for his mom

Our summer vacation over the past few years has been to rent the same quaint little white housekeeping cottage. It sits right on the edge of Pine Lake in Northern Ontario. Actually there are 5 cottages that line the shore, … Continue reading

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Safety first when splashing this summer!

One of my children’s favourite things to do on a hot summer day is to go swimming.  We frequent the local public pools, rent a lake-side cottage, and have wonderful neighbours who take pity on us running through our sprinkler … Continue reading

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