Letters to The Province: Maintain youngsters protected throughout garden mowing season

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Once I was two years previous, I bumped into the trail of a using garden mower and misplaced my proper leg under the knee. All of it occurred so quick: One second I used to be enjoying exterior, and the following I used to be too near the mower.

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Having grown up as a part of The Conflict Amps Little one Amputee (CHAMP) Program, I’m now dedicated to spreading the affiliation’s Playsafe message. With lawn-cutting season upon us, I need everybody to know that youngsters shouldn’t trip, function or play close to garden mowers.

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Although I’ve discovered to simply accept and recognize who I’m at this time, I wish to use my expertise to assist stop others from going via what I did. Please be certain kids are all the time at a protected distance from garden mowers. And don’t underestimate the significance of security when working any equipment. I urge you to take the required precautions to guard your self and people round you.

If you want to study extra about learn how to play safely and listen to tales from different younger amputees like me who’ve misplaced limbs in accidents, go to waramps.ca/playsafe.

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Jarod Murray, Vanessa, Ont.

Grown-ups must step away from social media

Re: Does Poilievre need consideration or outcomes? It’s time to resolve.

Andrew MacDougall mentioned an amazing deal in Sunday’s column, far more than declaring Pierre Poilievre’s unhelpful use of cynicism. He’s proper, after all, to name out Poilievre, however the bigger message is loud and clear.

It’s time grown-ups step away from social media as a communication device. MacDougall had me at his subtitle: “Indulging in cynicism may work on-line, however the actual world wants actual options.”

The channels, platforms, or no matter we’re calling social media nowadays, have change into counter-connectors, creating the phantasm of group whereas being something however.

Carol Borghesi, Burnaby

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