Letter: War Amps issue summertime Playsafe reminder

Editor: As a member of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and a safety ambassador for the PlaySafe program, I have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented.

With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to teach kids about the dangers that can come with summer, such as lawn mowers, boat motors and playing around water areas.

I want to spread the War Amps PlaySafe message because these accidents can be avoided with attention to our surroundings. I encourage parents to take their kids on a “safety walk” and point out the dangers in their area.

It only takes a split second for an accident to happen, so let’s all play safe.

Kate Bagshaw, 16,

White Rock

Just Posted

Free ‘hoops’ fun brings Aldergrove youths together

Aldergrove Basketball Club revives the sport at Aldergrove Secondary

Aldergrove grad students prepare ‘spooktacular’ event

‘Haunted House’ event Oct. 27-28 will benefit Aldergrove Secondary ‘dry grad’

Parcel theft live-streamed to Fernridge woman

Courtney Thomas has had three thefts on her property since moving to Fernridge six months ago

Jazz fusion concert at Langley’s Watershed Arts Cafe

The Siobhan Walsh group is playing at the Walnut Grove café on Friday, Oct. 19

A funny thing happened on the way to the election

Someone has been putting out deliberately silly campaign signs in Langley

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Nurses call on B.C. health minister to end violence in the workplace

Nurses delivered thousands of postcards to the front steps of the B.C. legislature, each carrying a message for violence prevention

Openly gay, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Nova Scotia works to stop underage online cannabis sales

The government cannabis retailer moves to prevent workaround of online-age verification

Foster care is ‘superhighway to homelessness,’ B.C. youth advocate says

Katherine McParland grew up in foster care and lived on the streets

Carr, Morneau off to China next month to deepen commerce

Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks

Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store

On the first day cannabis was legal a young entrepreneur capitalized on cookie sales

Tougher laws introduced against bestiality, animal fighting

The Liberal government is proposing to strengthen the laws today

Money Monitor: Should you switch to a fixed-rate mortgage?

BMO’s Omar Abouzaher outlines the pros and cons of both types of mortgages

Most Read