July 3, 2014 1:13 pm

BLOG: Morning News Rewind – July 3

Jessica meets Harley, a two-year pup at New Hope Dog Rescue looking for a new home.

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On Thursday’s Morning News, Kevin learns there’s a lot happening at parks in the city, with free plays taking place at 20 parks and a gathering of pets on Sunday. Jessica met Harley, who is looking for a new home in Adopt a Pet and found out why a new Saskatoon resident has started a private swim school.

Harley looking for new home in Adopt a Pet

Little Harley was the sweetest. She is a mother of two, and has a gentle demeanor.

New Hope Dog rescue has about 100 foster parents right now and are always looking for more people to help out, as well as funding. They will be at Pets in the Park this Sunday hoping to find fur-ever homes for some of their puppies!

They also have a new event coming up on Aug. 16 called Putts for Mutts, a 12-hole Texas Scramble golf tournament followed by dinner and a silent auction.

Theatre in the Park

As an ex-actor who wants desperately to reunite with my acting roots, I cannot speak highly enough of the value of a good show.

I cannot for the life of me remember the first plays I saw, but it was in high school. I was mystified. I was hooked. It made me the slightly ridiculous (heh – “slightly”) man who presents the weather on a daily basis.

Take the kids to the park. Take in a show. You won’t regret it!

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Preventing primary and secondary drowning

Secondary drowning is something I’ve recently become familiar with. I read a story online about a mother whose son was caught under a pool jet for a couple of seconds.

After he appeared to be fully recovered from the incident, other than being a little shaken up, he was having a hard time breathing later that evening. His mom took him to the hospital, and they rushed him into emergency and he almost lost his life.

I had no idea this was a thing. Kaylee recently opened up Saskatoon Swim School, with private lessons offered to help avoid primary and secondary drowning. Although it’s very rare, Kaylee says it does happen. What happens is the lungs fill up with water and it’s not until you see the warning signs do you know you are drowning.

It’s very interesting and something all parents should know about.

Pets in the Park

As I mentioned on air, this one stands to be the first event I’ve gone to three consecutive years.

It’s important to me, and it’s important for dog owners to come down, too!

This isn’t just an adoption drive – it’s an opportunity for people to make new friends with fellow dog lovers, while raising money for a fantastic cause.

Jessica and Kevin preview Friday’s Morning News

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