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Summer

Summer Is Here!!

Written by on 7/15/2019 7:10 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Summer is in full swing, and with that we see more traffic on the roads, and on the water. Whether it’s a car, boat, pedestrian or kayaker there are lots of people out there.  It is very important that we are not distracted when operating any vehicle or watercraft.  Pay attention to your surroundings and always look twice. Ensure that you are following the rules of the road and water.  Here are just a few great tips. If you’re on the road: 1)     Watch for pedestrians and wildlife 2)     Don’t drink and drive 3)     Don’t do anything that distracts you, pull over instead If you’re on the water: 1)     Be cautious of other boaters and swimmers.  Don’t get too close 2)     Don’t drink and boat 3)     Ensure your have your pleasure craft operators card We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer, but accidents ...


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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Wharf Rat Rally and All Season Long!!

Written by on 8/28/2018 5:18 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

With the 14th Annual Wharf Rat Rally coming to Digby, Nova Scotia this week, this little town is expecting an influx of bikes and their riders. While motorcycles are a fun, fuel efficient method of transportation, it is important to be aware of the safety risks that come with riding these bikes. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe this year all while enjoying the freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle! 1.      Brush up on core skills in a safe place like an empty parking lot by practicing emergency braking and obstacle avoidance. 2.      Always use your signals to make other drivers aware of your actions at all times.  3.      Ride at a safe speed and stay far enough behind other vehicles that you have plenty of time to stop safely. 4.      Avoid bad weather as much as possible. Rain not only cuts your visibility but reduces your tires’ grip on the road. 5.  & ...


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Trampolines and Safety!!

Written by on 6/25/2018 4:48 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Trampolines are becoming more popular every year.  With varying types from small, for personal exercise, to the large outdoor variety, there’s never been a better time to talk about trampoline safety. Every year there are approximately 100,000 trampoline related injuries, the majority of which happen to children. Trampolines are not recommended for at home use, however if you must have one there are guidelines to follow. Here are some trampoline safety tips: Be sure to talk to your insurance broker before installing a trampoline. Ensure there is adequate supervision when the trampoline is in use. Only one person at a time should be using the trampoline. Make sure the trampoline is on level ground and that there is a 2-meter clearance around the sides. Using a trampoline safety net can help prevent injuries from falls Never attempt somersaults on the trampoline. Make sure supporting bars and landing surfaces have sufficient padding. Inspect the tramp ...


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Let's Give Back

Written by on 6/18/2018 3:50 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Here at Fairway, we regularly give our time to support local charities and our communities.  We do it all, from volunteer firefighters, coaching children, participating in major events like the Canadian Cancer Societies Relay for Life, and practically everything in between.  Here are our top 5 reasons why we think everyone should volunteer: 1. You’re giving back to the community. When you volunteer you are helping those who really need it.  You are helping strengthen your community. Whether you are helping tutor children, supporting families in eldercare, or cleaning up the local beach, your community reaps the benefits.   2. You’re helping make a difference. There is no satisfaction like knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life.  Even the small things can make a huge difference. 3. It gives you self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment Knowing at the end of the day that you helped someone smile, be it a child or an adult in need, not only ...


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The Importance of Wearing a Lifejacket

Written by on 6/14/2018 3:41 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

With summer just around the corner, many Canadians are dreaming of fun-filled days out on the water with family and friends. While boating is a great activity for people of all ages – it also comes with serious risks. Wearing a life jacket is a simple yet extremely important way to keep you and your family safe. Wearing a life jacket is important because: 1.      They save lives 2.      They help turn an unconscious person in a face-up position in the water 3.      Boating accidents can occur to even the most experienced boat drivers and crew 4.      Boating accidents occur during any type of weather 5.      Adults are just as likely as children to drown 6.      Being intoxicated or having alcohol in your system affects your swimming ability 7.      They help prevent hypothermia It is important to stay educated on the ...


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5 Tips to Help Save the Environment

Written by on 6/12/2018 5:41 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

Going green is easier than you think. You can do your part just by changing your daily habits. There are simple things you can do each day to help reduce greenhouse gases and help protect the environment. Here are 5 easy tips that you can use to help make a difference and save the planet. 1.      Recycle – recycling is one of the easiest ways to help save the planet! It’s as simple as putting a can of soup or a piece of paper in a separate bin than your regular waste. Be sure to separate your recycling into glass, paper, plastic etc. 2.      Turn things off when you’re done using them – turn off the lights when you leave a room, unplug the toaster once you’re done with it, or unplug your phone charger from the wall once you’re completely charged. Simple things like that make a huge difference on the environment. 3.      Be cautious of how much water you use – turn the tap off when you’ ...


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Top Ten Safety Tips for Summer

Written by on 6/4/2018 5:33 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

The weather is warm and outdoors is the place you want to be. It’s time for barbeques, playing in the pool, and many good things to do and eat. However, this is also a time when you need to be aware of safety and here are 10 safety tips to keep you and your family safe and sound this summer. 1. Grilling tip - make sure to clean the grill regularly and do not let grease build up. This will help to reduce the risk of fire. Also, do not let things accumulate around the grill. 2. Playground equipment – perform a safety check on play equipment. Examine the legs of the swing structure to make sure they are sturdy and not weakened by rust. Make sure swing chains are in good condition and inspect the seats too. Check out all the outdoor play equipment closely and look for rough spots that could cut people. If you find bad spots, sand them down and paint them with a good rust inhibiting paint. 3. Deck check – before you apply a new coat of deck sealer, check all railings and boards on the floor. ...


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