“In 2010, the most recent Ontario data available [Ontario Road Safety Annual Report], the peak times for serious injuries and fatalities to pedestrians involved in motor vehicle collisions was between 4pm and 9pm”, said Woozageer.
He also points out that, as the days get shorter in the winter months, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians
increase. “The most dangerous times for pedestrians is during the autumn and winter months”, said Woozageer. “From 2006 to 2010, 40% of serious injuries and 42% of fatalities to pedestrians occurred between October and January.”
By Kari Svenneby
Our city kids get a thrill out of harvesting fruit and vegetables. They have been doing such good work! Tomatoes you have grown yourself just taste better. It is not just about the harvesting but the whole process; learning together as a family about growing our own food. We definitely appreciate our fruit and vegetables in the stores after our successes and failures. There is a lot of work involved to go from seed to full plants.
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By Kari Svenneby
We have loved summer so far with a lot of simple backyard fun; we have been riding bikes and swimming in lake Ontario. Some days we even have been canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding on the lake. There is so much nature in the city of Toronto if you take the time to find it; it is great to live so close by a big a lake. We love to bike close to the water and even biked to Toronto Island (it is a 18 km round trip from the Beach).
I hope you are enjoying summer regardless if you are in the city or in the country.
Here are 10 simple outdoor fun ideas to do in August:Add a comment
Kids across Ontario are gearing up for summer vacation and a playground, of course, is sure to be one of their first stops! To celebrate the beginning of summer and spark ideas for cool new playgrounds to visit in communities across Ontario, here are a few suggestions.
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There is nothing wrong with cultivated blueberries, but nothing beats the taste and color of blueberries picked wild in the bush. Living in colder climates has some benefits; we get to pick wild blueberries.
I still remember the days my parents took me blueberry picking as a child. Now I have come full circle and bring my children to Norway to the same low bush blueberries that I picked as a child. Just the other day on our vacation I was inspecting my 11-month-old daughter’s shirts as I half cringed, half celebrated the blueberry stains she made as she sat in the bush and picked berries and greedily stuffed them in her mouth.Add a comment
By Planet Fassa
Planet Fassa has many activities (we call them Nuggets!), all of which are tagged with heart, mind, & body points. Your child can track his or her points online, while earning nearly all of the points offline! Here is an example of one of our Nuggets:
Description: Go on an Outdoor Photo Hunt! Together, make a creative list of things to find outside and then search for them. Use your imagination!Add a comment