Unanchored nets can cause injury or death
Between the ages of 5-14, 42 per cent of Canadian children play soccer
Soccer nets can weigh as much as a large vending machine (over 500lbs.)
Because of their design, some nets can easily be tipped by a gust of wind or the weight of a small child
What to do
Secure and anchor all soccer nets
Always install posts on a flat level field
Discourage climbing or swinging activities on the net or crossbar
In the event of a medical emergency call 911.
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The Saugeen Maitland Lightning Bantam AA’s earned the title of being the best bantam girls hockey team in Ontario this past weekend after winning the Gold Medal against a tough Ottawa team 1-0.
The Lightning started the weekend on Friday afternoon against the Oakville Hornets. In a back and forth game, the Lightning finally found the back of the net in the final minutes of the game, earning a 1-0 win. In their second game, the girls found their scoring touch with earning a 5-2 win against Brampton. Their final game in the round robin play came against Sudbury, and the girls came out top with a 3-1 score. Going undefeated through the round robin games gave Saugeen Maitland a bye to the Quarter Finals.
Playing the North York Storm in the Quarter Finals, the Lightning started to play some of their strongest hockey of the entire season. The girls dominated the opposition and advanced to the Semi-Finals after beating the Storm 3-0.
This win set up a repeat of the earlier Oakville match-up. The girls came out flying and earned another 3-0 win earning the girls an opportunity to play Ottawa for the Gold Medal.
Facing a very worthy and classy opponent in the team from Ottawa, the girls knew that they had to work hard. After getting a short-handed goal in the second period, the Saugeen Maitland Lightning persevered and held onto a 1-0 lead, giving them the right to wear the Gold Medal.
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Watershed Conditions Statement for Grand River watershed
Residents reminded to use caution near rivers, streams and water bodies
The Grand River watershed received 15 to 20 mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours. The watershed was already saturated from the flow event last week. The most recent rain and snowmelt from the warmer temperatures have run off the landscape into the river, increasing water levels.
At this time, river levels in the upper reaches of the Nith, Conestogo and Grand Rivers are nearing peak levels. River levels will continue to increase in downstream reaches through Friday and will remain elevated through much of the weekend. However, river levels are expected to peak lower than levels experienced last weekend. While no major flooding is expected, there may be some flooding of low lying areas. The low level bridge at St. Jacobs remains closed. The temperature forecast is cold for the next several days, which will limit additional melt of remaining snow in northern parts of the watershed, and there is little precipitation in the forecast.
Major reservoirs are being operated to manage levels and reduce downstream flooding.
The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution in and around all rivers, streams and water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are slippery and when combined with cold, fast-moving water pose a serious hazard. Both water and air temperatures are cold, and anyone going into the water could fall victim to hypothermia within minutes. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from watercourses and flooded areas.
This statement will remain in effect until Monday April 11, 2016.