H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu) Vaccination on the West Island

 Filed under: Family, Safety — webmaster @ Oct 30th, 2009

To find out where and when you should go to get a H1N1 vaccination for yourself or your children you can check out this interactive Montreal Vaccination Centers map.

Each location is shown on a Google map and has a direct link to information on what hours the center is open and the dates when people can go to get vaccinated.

On the West island, there are two locations, one in Dollard des Ormeaux and the other in Beaconsfield.

Also here are a few links to more information on the H1N1 Virus.

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 Safety First!

 Filed under: Safety, Education — JM @ Sep 21st, 2009

Our children are back in school and whether it is their introductory year or their tenth, security and safety in school is a prerequisite for effective learning. Threats may arise from natural or environmental hazards like storms, floods, fires or ice or from human actions like bullying, vandalism, or even building maintenance or chemical exposure.

Luckily, many people are involved in the area of safety awareness and security in our schools. Even though schools make every effort to provide a safe environment for our children, as parents we are the first and primary teachers to our children about safety issues.

Here are a few links to assist you in your own awareness and support the work you do on a daily basis.

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 Safe Computer Browsers For Kids

 Filed under: Safety, Education, Activity — JM @ Jun 21st, 2009

Summer is here and we expect to be outdoors for the next 3 months. But we all know that kids need a break sometimes and the computer can be as much a part of their lives as it is a part of ours. So for those times and days when the kids are indoors and wanting to use the computer steer them to these websites. They are considered safe browsing environments for children and offer other fun features as well.

Children and Family Friendly Browsers and Websites

Take a look at these kid focussed sites to see which ones best suit your family’s computer activities.

 Toxic Chemicals In Children’s Face Paint

 Filed under: Safety, Crafts, Activity — webmaster @ Mar 5th, 2009

Face painting is a popular activity that children enjoy. Health Canada has tested some of these paints and found that they contain levels of toxic substances that exceed the acceptable levels.

Examples of substances found in these paints include lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and antimony. These substances can cause problems with the brain, kidneys, nervous, immune and reproductive systems.

You can find out more by reading this articles from Toxic Nation that covers the issue of heavy metals in face paint.

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