The City of Regina is considering making more public spaces smoke-free and it wants to know what you think about the idea.
You can participate in the on-line survey, send an email or attend one of two Open Houses this week.
This is your chance to be heard on a health issue that affects you and your family. We hope you’ll participate because it’s estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths in Canada and is related to more than 85% of lung cancer cases. Second-hand smoke has the same chemicals in it as the tobacco smoke breathed in by a smoker. So if you’re near someone who’s smoking, you and everyone else around you is smoking too.
We hope you’ll participate in this important consultation.
More information and the survey at:
Retired…? (Want opportunities to help others!)
Student…? Just starting out…? (Build potential job experience!)
Anyone in between…? (Would like to enhance old skills or learn new ones!)
The Tetra Society of North America provides the connection between people with disabilities and various technical people to create assistive devices at cost for materials. These gizmos are not on the market or the existing assistive device may need to be customized which would enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or seniors.
The Regina chapter is looking for volunteer technical people AND/OR people with disabilities or seniors who require a gizmo! You never know unless you try. Talk to the Tetra Team today!
Contact: Terri Sleeva at 306-545-7378 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.tetrasociety.org or call 1-877-688-8762
The Regina Police Service would like to remind the public that the temperatures are rising, which means vehicles heat up quickly. If you must make stops in your daily travels, please, take your small children indoors with you; don’t leave them in the car. If you have pets, it’s best to leave them at home. Your small children may not be able to open windows/doors to cool themselves, and pets are always wearing fur coats, so don’t take chances with their safety.
As a bystander: if you see a child in a car who appears to be in distress (limp/listless, sweating profusely) then please call 9-1-1. Keep calm and do not break the window (unless you are specifically instructed by the operator or an officer). If you see a pet in a hot vehicle that appears to be in distress (limp/listless, foaming at the mouth) then please call the Animal Protection line (in Regina) at 306-777-7700. (If the vehicle is on/running, there may be air conditioning going for the pup and it is likely not in distress.)
Breaking someone’s vehicle window could result in a charge of Mischief, which is a Criminal Code charge. It may also result in having to attend small claims court and being ordered to pay for the damages.
In both scenarios, please follow the operator’s instructions and wait for emergency services to get there. If you are with someone, have them run into the nearest establishment and give the manager or staff the vehicle make, colour, and plate number and ask them to make an announcement on the business’ public address system.
The Regina Police Service would like to thank the public’s cooperation with these calls. Help us make this summer a less stressful one for all.
The following newsletter, titled “Make the Connection” has been made available by the RQHR Health Promotion department.
Download the newsletter here.
From the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region:
A few months ago, a survey was sent out to community associations from Health Promotion to gather data on community gardens in Regina. One of the outcomes of this survey was a map showing the locations of community gardens in Regina. This can be found at: http://foodregina.ca/2016/03/30/community-gardening-in-regina/ (must use an updated browser to view interactive map). The intention of the map is to help people locate community gardens in their neighbourhoods and learn more about community gardens in Regina.
Click here to download it.
Current and potential advertisers, remember that our next newsletter is a print edition published early in September, the deadline for ad submissions is July 31st, 2016. More details about advertising can be found here.
You can download a copy of the Fall 2015 Newsletter here.
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