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Wear a Life Jacket when boating

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I don’t understand why people don’t wear life jackets, it is so simple.

There have been two boating related deaths this year in the Northwest Territories and both could have been prevented by simply wearing a life jack. I few weeks back I was out boating on Great Slave Lake and saw one boat after another with people who were not wearing life jackets. I couldn’t believe the kinds of things I was seeing. Situations where a father was taking his kids boating, he made sure they all had life jackets, but he didn’t. My thought then is, when will your kids do as they are floating in the water after you’ve drowned?

I was brought up to wear a life jack when out on the water. Nowadays I’m old enough to think for myself and I still do wear one. I have heard to many horror stories over the years to not wear one. You never know what might happen while your out on the water.

I urge everyone to listen to this episode of Yk Quick Tips as I explorer why I feel we should all be wearing life jacks. Make sure you subscribe to this show on iTunes and send your Yellowknife related questions into info@ykonline.ca


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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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