Local residents are being urged to take extra precautions when on or near the water this summer. This is National Drowning Prevention Week. Each year about 500 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents.
The Nova Scotia Branch of the Lifesaving Society is reminding Nova Scotians to play it safe on the water with safety messages. Among them, always supervise children near the water, wear a lifejacket and never mix alcohol with boating.
Society executive director Mike Maguire says they have several events in the local area this week.
If you’re interested in these programs, talk to a lifeguard at the beach.