N.W.T. boating deaths and injuries an ‘urgent public health issue,’ says researcher – CBC

Study published recently looks at communities’ input to curb high rates of water injuries, deaths

Jun 12, 2019

A researcher whose recent work centred on boating safety in N.W.T.’s Fort Simpson, Deline and Inuvik, says boating-related injuries and deaths in the territory are an “urgent public health issue.”

“Injury prevention in the North needs more resources,” said Audrey Giles, a professor at the University of Ottawa and one of the authors of a study published Friday in the journal Health Promotion International.

“This is really, I would argue, an urgent public health issue.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-boating-safety-study-1.5169281

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