There’s something unmatchable about the great outdoors. No matter where go, you just can’t substitute fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of nature.
Unfortunately, not all of nature is beautiful. At least in how they relate to humans, ticks are pests. When you’re outdoors, the sun and the scenery aren’t all you’re surrounded by. You may also be around ticks, which could get on your clothes or even your body.
That’s bad enough on its own. Add in the fact these arachnids can spread illnesses like Lyme disease and makes it critical to avoid them.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe and tick free.
Here is our interview with BIKER BUNNY from Moncton who heads out on their bike every Easter to bring joy and smiles to all. Biker Bunny visits all hospitals and centers for seniors and children with disabilities.
Summer is finally here and this means it’s pool season, swimming in lakes, rivers & beaches. Here are some excellent safety tips from the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy while splashing the season away. Please check out www.nsls.ns.ca for more information on prevention and job description of being lifeguard.
This July, Higgins Insurance wants to salute all firefighters who have trained extensively in their field. They play a vital role in fighting hazardous fires that threaten lives, property and the environment. They rescue people and animals from dangerous situations, and provide the day to day lifesaving on the front lines and for that, we thank you. They play a huge role in fire prevention and in keeping the public safe.
May is National Bike Month - Bike Month 2019 kicks off on Monday, May 27 and continues until the end of June, with hundreds of ways to celebrate across Canada. National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of cycling and encourage more folks to give it a try. Our goal at Higgins Insurance during bike month is to create awareness about safety. Cyclists face the same hazards as vehicles. Other cyclists, pedestrians, falling objects, vehicles, animals, road construction, road conditions, weather etc are examples of these hazards.
To highlight National Bike Month we have interviewed 3 cyclists in the community; Sophie Burry, an upcoming Mountain Bike Rider, Shelley Wood who cycled across Canada to raise awareness and money for childrens’ cancer and Wayne Arrowsmith who was instrumental in getting the One Meter Law passed in New Brunswick.
May 19th is National EMS (Emergency Medical Service) week. EMS week brings together local communities, and medical personnel to honour the dedication of those who provide the day to day lifesaving on the front lines. This is an opportunity to educate the public on the role of Emergency Medical Technicians and learn from their experiences.
National Police week began in 1970 as a way for police to connect with their communities and increase awareness about services they provide. Community policing is at the heart of police week, as it’s an opportunity for police and community members to get know each other.
Here at Higgins Insurance, we have started a new education series on some professionals who work in different fields. We will be highlighting them throughout this year and they will range from correctional officers, social workers, doctors, 911 operators, police, nurses, education support staff, arts, housekeepers, etc. If you would like to be featured, please let us know by email.
Corrections week acknowledges the hardworking men and women who positively impact our communities. May 6-12 marks National Correctional Officers week. It is a time to acknowledge and honour the men and women who provide quality care and service that many times goes unnoticed to the general public.
On May 12th , of each year, we celebrate International Nurses Day. May 12th is the actual Birth date of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the founder of modern nursing. Nurses have touched the lives of so many people and today we are so proud to share with you an interview with Paula Doucet, a Registered Nurse.
National Doctors Day is celebrated in Canada on May 1st to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities.
On National Doctors Day, we say “Thank You” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Here at Higgins Insurance, we have started a new education series on some professionals who work in different fields. We will be highlighting them throughout this year and they will range from correctional officers, social workers, doctors, police, nurses, engineers, education support staff, arts, housekeepers, etc.