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Water Safety

Winter swimming lessons could be a great investment for warmer weather

January 30, 2014 - This winter, a Canadian Red Cross swim program could be an ideal investment in swimming technique and water safety.
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Know the facts about ice safety this winter

January 10, 2014 - When winter arrives, so do a lot of favourite holiday pastimes and seasonal sports.
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Hypothermia and the dangers of cold water: Stay informed to stay safe

November 14, 2013 - Even if the temperature has yet to drop below freezing, cold water can present a very particular danger - the risk of hypothermia.
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Canadian Red Cross goes overseas to increase water safety

October 28, 2013 - The success of programs in Canada has spurred the Canadian Red Cross to help out another Red Cross National Society overseas - in China.
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Four boating and water safety tips from the Red Cross

October 14, 2013 - With the following four tips, individuals who are boating can stay safe and ensure that each experience out on the water is rewarding and free of potential emergencies.
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An eleventh-hour rescue

September 20, 2013 - Jonathan and his family wanted to share this gut-wrenching story to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a lifejacket. A must-read.
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Five facts you might not know about water safety

August 23, 2013 - Summer is winding down, which means fewer days splashing around in the pool, visiting local lakes or even heading to the sea shore. But for those occasional late-summer scorchers, it's still important to keep water safety in mind.
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Drowning: A silent killer

August 12, 2013 - We’ve all seen people flailing about and screaming while drowning on the big screen.  But the reality is, someone you love could be drowning a few feet away from you and you would never know it, because it doesn’t sound like anything.
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Stay safe in, on and around the water this summer

August 02, 2013 -

Each year, tragic and preventable water-related fatalities occur throughout the country during the hot summer months. The Red Cross offers the following tips to keep your family safe.

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Are Canadians underestimating the risk of drowning for children?

July 25, 2013 - Classic summertime activities like swimming in the pool or heading to the beach are certainly fun, but they aren't without their fair share of dangers.
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