Date: February 26, 2017

A few flurries ending late this evening then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 4.

Temp
-3.1C

Wind Chill
-9C

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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:31 AM

Concussion Awareness

A concussion is a brain injury that alters the way your brain works.
Usually the effects are temporary but can include:

  • headaches
  • problems with concentration
  • memory
  • balance and coordination

Concussions can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time.
Usually concussions are caused by a blow to the head but can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. Children and youth have a higher risk from the harmful effects of a concussion.

Concussions are an "invisible" injury and that is why some people have concussions and don't realize it. Concussion injuries needs time and rest to heal properly. Most are mild, and people usually recover fully.
If you suspect someone has a concussion, seek medical help.

Concussion Topics

Children and Youth
Concussion Education
Concussion in Sports and Recreation
Concussions in the Workplace
Older Adults
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