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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?

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.

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.” 

How to Built a 72 Hour Emergency Kit
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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.

 

 

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
Heatstroke And What You Can Do To Help

 If you think a person may be experiencing heatstroke, seek immediate medical help. Call 911 or your local emergency services number.

Take immediate action to cool the overheated person while waiting for emergency treatment.  

 

*Get the person into the shade or indoors.
*Remove excess clothing.

*Cool the person with whatever means available — put in a cool tub of water or a cool shower, spray with a garden hose, sponge with cool water, fan while misting with cool water, or place ice packs or cold, wet towels on the person's head, neck, armpits and groin.
 

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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