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                               Mushrooms Poisonings On The Rise in BC

"Approximately two thirds of mushroom related poisoning calls in 2019 involved children under the age of five,” said Raymond Li, a pharmacist with Poison Control. “It is important to be aware of dangers from consuming unidentified mushrooms, especially death cap mushrooms. We would like to remind mushroom hunters, parents and pet owners to be vigilant as they enjoy city, parks, forests and even their own backyard."  BCCDC

Covid 19 Guidelines for Gatherings

Things Teens Wish Parents Knew

Parents often underestimate how difficult it is to be a teenager. Between school, peer pressure, family conflict and trying to define their identity, adolescents confront a great deal of stress on a daily basis. In fact, teens cite stress as the number-one reason they use drugs or alcohol.  Read more...

Teasing or Bullying?

Teasing can strengthen a relationship by showing closeness and affection with another person.

The affectionate interaction of teasing can turn hostile when the person being teased is distressed by the teasing. ​

Are you ready for an earthquake?

Parents and their children

If an earthquake were to occur in British Columbia, the average citizen is probably not prepared, says Rene Bernstein, marketing director for St.John Ambulance.

 

Learn how to make a realistic exit plan for your family and learn how to be prepared with the Public Safety Canada Guide.

 

 

Summer is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather.

 

Here are some simple reminders to prepare for safe summer days.

Summer Safety Tips

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Heatstroke And What You Can Do To Help

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Winter Smarts

Rapid changes in elevation and weather can make highway conditions in B.C. unpredictable during the winter. Most B.C. highways have high mountain passes where you are likely to encounter winter weather starting in October.  Learn how to be safe by being prepared.

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How to Built a 72 Hour Emergency Kit

72 Hour Emergency Kit contents

If you want to ensure you and your family can survive a natural disaster, an extended power outage or other major emergency, don't just put an emergency kit together. Take the time to ensure you have at least 72 hours of supplies, most notably drinking water, in the mix.

Prepare Your Home For A Power Outage

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Preparing for an outage starts long before it happens. Here are a few steps BCHydro recommends you take now to prepare.

Points To Ponder...

“We are living in a culture of suspicion towards people whose disability is not immediately obvious. Imagine having heart disease or MS, being able to walk only a short distance, and being treated as a potential fraudster when you dare to park in a disabled parking bay.”