Caution Urged for Canada Day Fireworks

first_img Purchase fireworks from a reliable source Carefully read and follow package instructions Always keep a water supply nearby, either hose or bucket Discharge fireworks well away from buildings, trees, dry grass, or other combustibles Keep observers at a safe distance Light only one firework at a time, and never light or hold one in your hand when lit Never re-light dud fireworks. Wait 30 minutes and soak in water before disposal in a metal garbage can. The adult discharging fireworks should always wear eye protection, and keep body parts out of the path of the firework. Treat burns with cool water for three to five minutes, and seek medical attention if necessary. For further safety information, see the Natural Resources Canada – explosive regulatory division website atwww.nrcan.gc.ca/mms/explosif/edu/edu_family_e.htm . People using fireworks at their Canada Day celebrations can safely enjoy the spectacle by taking a few precautions. The Nova Scotia fire marshal is joining with all fire departments in the province in offering a number of tips to prevent serious injury of even death as a result of improper use of fireworks. “Fireworks are not toys, and should not be handled by anyone under the age of 19,” said Robert Cormier, fire marshall. “Even the hand-held sparklers burn at extremely hot temperatures, and should not be handled by young children.” The following are guidelines for the safe enjoyment of fireworks this Canada Day weekend.last_img read more

New envoys appointed by Sri Lanka urged to focus on investments

He pointed that the priority areas in this regard are investments, trade, technical cooperation, education, health, increase Sri Lankan exports and technical cooperation. President Sirisena said that the envoys representing Sri Lanka abroad should firmly commit themselves to the policies and the vision of the Government and promote Sri Lanka keeping that in mind.He pointed out the imperative need to showcase the correct positive picture of Sri Lanka and take corrective steps when interested parties spread falsehoods and disinformation through social media and other mediums. Addressing 10 Ambassadors and High Commissioners at the Presidential secretariat today, the President said the first and foremost duty of the envoys is to promote Sri Lanka abroad and obtain maximum possible cooperation from the host nations. New envoys appointed by Sri Lanka have been urged by President Maithripala Sirisena to focus on investments, trade, technical cooperation, education, health and increase Sri Lankan exports and technical cooperation.President Maithripala Sirisena urged the newly appointed Ambassadors and High Commissioners to serve the interests of the country with utmost dedication and commitment while serving abroad, representing Sri Lanka. read more