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Oxbow Sees Population Increase

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With the recent release of 2016 Stats Canada Census information we learned that the highest growth in population has occurred in the western provinces, the first time in history.  In Saskatchewan, the population rose 6.3% from 2011 and 2016. The province's population growth rate was above the national average for the second consecutive census period. The Town of Oxbow is no exception, seeing an increase of 3.3% to our population from 2011 to 2016.  The town's population now stand... More...

Are We Driving Our Kids to Unhealthy Habits?

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(This is a partial article from active healthy kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth) 2013 Active transportation-walking, biking, in-line skating and skateboarding to get to and from places such as school, parks and shops--has long been known to be an important source of physical activity for children and youth. If children walked for all trips of less than one kilometer rather than being driven, they would take an average of 2,238 additional steps per day! This... More...

Is Active Play Extinct?

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Source: 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity and Youth PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED THE BUSINESS OF CHILDHOOD It comes in many forms, but is generally freely chosen, spontaneous, self-directed and fun. Play allows children and youth of all agest to try new things, test boundaries, learn from their mistakes and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy being active. And while active play is fun, it's certainly not frivolous. One Ontario study showed that presc... More...
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