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And that’s tonight’s story! Your six safety stories…

By Matt King

The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter and the temperature has started to cry! You know what that means? That’s right, fall is here, but more importantly, it’s back-to-school time! Have you bought your binders, notebooks and pens? Have you read up on the latest medical advances and philosophical insights? No? I guess that’s fair.

And for those of you who aren’t returning to school, it can still be a time of great change, excitement and learning. This fall, go out of your way to learn something new. In fact, you can start right here! This week’s six safety stories run the news gamut, from zombies to bridges, swimming to driving, we’ve got it all. Check it out!

  • The night of the living students… Students at McGill University are getting ready for their zombie-themed Safety Week. The students hope to illuminate others on Emergency Preparedness with zombie movies, literature and other undead things.
  • Let’s go swimming now, everybody’s learning how… In Ontario, some safety experts are calling for the province to enforce standardized training for pool operators.
  • A (safer) view from the bridge… Workers are returning to work at a bridge resurfacing project in Calgary. The project was postponed after some debris was seen falling. New safety measures have been put in place to prevent any injuries.
  • Distractions are costly, in more ways than one… Alberta’s new Distracted Driving legislation came into effect on Thursday, Sept. 1. Drivers caught texting, reading, writing or answering their phone will face a $172 fine.
  • As the song goes, life is a highway… And hopefully it’s a safe one. Police in British Columbia are gearing up for the long weekend, focusing on road and water safety as the weather warms up.
  • Remembering… A utility worker died this week while working on some power lines in southwest Calgary. After being electrocuted, he was rushed to Foothills Hospital and passed away the same afternoon.

As you head into the long weekend, remember: work safe, work smart, and try not to wear white after Labour Day.

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