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5 cold-winter woes that will leave you stranded

As we enjoy the last nibble of fall’s mellow temperatures, our gaze can’t help but look to the impending weather to come (especially after last year’s below freezing winter.) One of the biggest challenges facing Canadians is the struggle to get around town when there is a massive blanket of white covering the city.

Here are 5 of the worst winter woes that plague commuters everywhere, and how you can plan ahead for them.

Toronto police launch holiday RIDE program

Toronto police will crack down on all types of impaired driving over the holiday season during the annual festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that started on November 19th.

They are reminding drivers to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about their transportation. They urge everyone to never drive impaired, to discourage others from doing so, and to call 911 if necessary if they see a suspected drunk driver on the road.

Concussions are occurring more in youth and adolescent sports

The NFL's concussion crisis is going to hit the big screen with the film Concussion, due out Christmas Day. It stars Will Smith as Bennet Omalu, the real Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players. CTE is the result of repeated brain trauma over time and causes depression, dementia, and other behavioral changes. 

How to determine who is at fault during a winter accident

Winter weather is fast approaching, and its tumultuous weather can cause a wide variety of hazardous road conditions - making driving dangerous and increasing the possibility of an accident occurring. Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can all make it more difficult to control your vehicle and avoid an accident. 

November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month and Osteoporosis Canada has done an unbelievable job focusing public attention upon the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness and education. Osteoporosis Awareness Month is a time we can come together to make bone health and osteoporosis a priority in the lives of all Canadians. Understanding this knowledge and taking preventative action to combat the deterioration of bones is crucial to ensuring a long and vibrant life!

What is Osteoporosis?

Could speed limits increase in Canada?

In July 2014, British Columbia increased speed limits on 1,300 kilometers of highway to as high as 120 km/h, making speed limits in B.C. the fastest in Canada – prompting some experts to suggest that other provinces should follow suit.

"We think that our roads are safer today and will continue to be safer in the future with the adjustments that we've made," says B.C. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone.