A heads up on head injuries from BC interior health medical health officer Dr Peter Barss

Have you ever thought about what could happen if you or your family had a head injury? The brain is sensitive to impact. What seems a minor injury sometimes leads to a lifetime of suffering for the injured person, family, and friends. Possible consequences are loss of employment, homelessness, divorce, addictions, and personality changes, among […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada Supports Ontario's Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass' Recommendations released during Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of Canada supports all recommendations made by Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass, BSc, MD, FRCPC especially the recommendation calling for mandatory bicycle helmet use for all, not only to dramatically reduce preventable deaths but also to reduce serious brain injuries which will have an impact on reducing indirect and direct health […]

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Ottawa Public Health wants youth to “Adopt a Helmet”

Ottawa –Ottawa Public Health has launched a new social media campaign aimed at youth, “Adopt a Helmet,” to increase helmet use in Ottawa. The “Adopt a Helmet” campaign takes an innovative approach to promoting the use of these life-saving safety devices by portraying helmets as if they were pets available for adoption. One of the […]

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Health Canada Ski and Snowboard Helmet Consultation

Please be aware that the report on the consultation regarding proposed legislative action for ski and snowboard helmets has been released and published. Proposal for Legislative Action on Ski and Snowboard Helmets Regards, Denis Roy, P.Eng. Project Officer / Agent de projets Mechanical & Electrical Hazards Division / Division des dangers mécaniques & électriques Product […]

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Moving Letter from a person who supports a Helmet Bylaw in Terrace, BC

Terrace Standard, Terrace, British Columbia – Letters Support helmet bylaw Published: July 06, 2010 11:00 PM Dear Sir: I think Terrace City Council should strongly support this request of a helmet bylaw for skateboarders. While enforcement may be an issue, having the bylaw in place creates an opening for discussion and education of the general […]

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Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,…..

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, last month, I tabled a motion to officially recognize June as Brain Injury Awareness Month and I stand today to draw attention to Canadians who sustain cerebral concussions because they do not wear CSA-approved helmets when engaged in recreational activities where there is risk of head trauma. […]

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Fry Repeats Call for Action on Snow Sport Helmet Legislation

OTTAWA – The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver-Centre responded to the Conservative Government’s identification of the safety of Canadians as a priority in the recent Throne Speech. Dr. Fry rose in the House of Commons to respond to this promise. “I have been trying for three years, with successive Health Ministers, […]

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