Every summer, numerous boaters enjoy BC’s beautiful lakes, rivers, and oceans. Unfortunately, 32% of water-related fatalities in BC occur while boating, and almost 50% of these incidents involve a powerboat.1 This doesn’t mean that boaters should stop doing what they…

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Summer is the time for fun on the water. Unfortunately, it’s also the time for drownings and other on-the-water “accidents.”   In fact, 53 British Columbians drown every year, while another 41 “near-misses” on the water result in acute hospitalization….

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The Issue Injury is the leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 1-44.1 Over 500,000 British Columbians seek medical attention each year for an injury and 2,000 die.2 In response to this epidemic of preventable injuries in BC, The Community…

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Drinking and boating: they don’t mix. As in, at all. As the weather (and the water) gets warmer, Preventable is passing on this simple message to all BC boaters. We’re challenging BC boaters to re-think their attitudes toward staying safe…

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Having fun on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer but it comes with a risk. Every year in British Columbia, 45 people drown, many of them because they weren’t wearing a lifejacket or personal…

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Summer is here and for many Canadian families that means taking part in activities in, on, and around the water. Tragically, approximately 500 Canadians drown each year and lack of child supervision is one of the major risk factors that…

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We want to get you thinking and talking about your attitude towards water safety. Because every year, nearly 500 Canadians drown in preventable incidents around water. 79% of those who drown while boating are not wearing a lifejacket or personal…

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During the summer months, Preventable wants to get you thinking about water safety. Why? Because every year, at least 500 Canadians drown. 69% of drowning deaths occurred in natural waters (lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and oceans), and 88% percent of…

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Preventable’s public affairs team is available to provide the media with more information about preventable injuries. Media Relations Samantha Bruin, Media Relations, The Community Against Preventable Injuries. Telephone: 604-875-2000 extension 6707 Email: samantha.bruin@preventable.ca The Community Against Preventable Injuries F508, 4480 Oak…

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