Category: Boating injuries

Let’s Be Careful Out There! Boating Safety Tips

by John McKiggan

Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Ocean Playground”. This week I watched with interest the news reports of the annual sailboat race from Halifax to Saint-Pierre. Anyone who lives in Halifax knows that sailing and powerboating form a big part of our summer recreation activities.

However, as boating and personal watercraft become more popular, accidents, injuries and fatalities have increased as boaters who have little experience take to the water.

A few simple tips and some common sense preparation can ensure that your time spent on the water is relaxing and fun.