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Dressing For Success: Being Prepared for an Emergency

This information is intended for adults who work on the water. The guidelines for recreational activities and safety gear for children are different and we encourage you to contact our colleagues at Transport Canada, who were invaluable to us in preparing this column. Those who make a living on the water in Atlantic Canada deal with adverse weather conditions regularly. Strong winds, rough seas and cold temperatures often make up a typical day at work. When dangerous conditions are a ...

Distress Flares: The Low-Tech, Last-Ditch Option That Might Just Save You

With the arsenal of distress signaling options available to mariners now, there are a lot of things that have to malfunction before you’ll find yourself rummaging for flares in your emergency kit. But should the unfortunate situation arise where flares are all you’ve got, here are a few important things to keep in mind. All distress signaling devices have pros and cons. Flares may be a ‘last-ditch’ choice, but if used correctly, parachute flares can be seen upwards of 40 miles ...