Date: August 17, 2017

Cloudy. Showers beginning this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 27. Humidex 37. UV index 3 or moderate.

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20.2C

Feels like 26C

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This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:33 PM

Your home should be a safe place for children to grow, play and live.

  • Most injuries to young children occur in the home.
  • Falls, poisonings and burns/scalds are the leading injuries that send children to hospital.
  • Parents and caregivers are key to preventing injury.

Older adults are also at risk of becoming injured in the home. For example, about half of older adult falls that cause hospitalization occur in the home. There are many simple solutions to make the home safer.
For tips on senior home safety, take a look at The Safe Living Guide.

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