Ski helmets to be mandatory in Nova Scotia

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The Nova Scotia government plans to pass a law requiring all skiers to wear helmets.

Under legislation to be introduced Tuesday, any skier not wearing protective headgear would face a $250 fine.

Since 2000, 11 people have suffered traumatic brain injuries related to skiing or snowboarding without a helmet, the Department of Health and Wellness says.

The new law would go into effect next November. Ski hill operators would have to post signs alerting people about it, but there are no fines if they don’t.

It’s not known what it would cost to have government inspectors enforce the law.

Nova Scotia has three ski resorts that open regularly every year.

I say we just cover our bodies in bubble wrap and be done with it.

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