Winter Sports: Staying Safe and Knowing Your Legal Risks

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The year’s Winter Olympics are providing inspiration for participation in winter sports. Although winter sports help Canadians stay active and enjoy winter, they also involve risks of serious injury to participants and legal liability for teammates, coaches, organizers and facility owners. Participants must take safety precautions, by wearing appropriate (and appropriately fastened) safety equipment and…

Brain Buckets and the Backcountry

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No helmet for the hill?  That’s okay, but please brings cash or cheques payable to the Nova Scotia Government. As of last week, a new piece of legislation in Nova Scotia, titled, the Snow Sport Helmet Act came into effect mandating that all skiers and snowboarders must wear certified helmets, that fit snugly and are […]

Risky business: Do waivers offer complete immunity from liability?

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It’s fantastic being able to live in the Okanagan with all the sports and recreational activities to choose from in our all-season playground.  Of course, some activities can involve slightly more risk for those of us with a thrill-seeking character.  Undoubtedly, most people have been presented with a liability waiver for themselves or their children […]