Heatwave – Tips to Keep Cool!

Ice Cream Stand

Noon on a Thursday, the community is usually full of people rushing to get somewhere, taking their dogs for a walk, grabbing their lunch from the food truck, or heading to the beach for an ice cream cone,  but today with record temperatures the people are nowhere to be found. They are doing what they […]

My House is on Fire – What do I do?

Mom and kids at a House Fire

The kids are finally settled at their desks to complete their homework.  You are looking forward to sitting down with a cup of tea after a long day.  All of a sudden, the shrill noise of your smoke alarm blasts throughout your home, warning of a house fire.  You turn around, and you can smell […]

ShakeOut Earthquake Drill – October 21 at 10:21 – Are you Registered?

Scared Couple

Living along the West Coast, it should come as no surprise we live in an area that earthquakes can impact. I find it shocking, so few of us know what to do when we feel the ground start to shake.  Taking immediate action in an Earthquake could save your life!   “DROP, COVER & HOLD ON”  […]

When Disaster Strikes – How will your Family Connect?

upset boy being held by dad

Most of us don’t give this question a second thought until it’s too late; we find ourselves standing alone with a disaster staring us in the face.  Panic overcomes us as we wonder how and where our family is.  During times of non-disaster, it’s usually just a simple message or call, but in many disasters […]

The Weather Outside is Frightful – Frightfully Hot!

Heat records are being shattered across BC and the Pacific Northwest, challenging all of us to find ways to stay cool as we make our way through this heatwave.  The majority of homes in this area do not have air conditioning, so we need to be creative to stay cool. Hot weather like this typically […]

What to do when Facing an Earthquake?

male under desk

Disasters can impact our lives, but I have found Earthquakes to be the disaster most feared.  With an Earthquake, we don’t know when the next one will happen, how it will impact our families.  There are so many unknowns, and that can be frightening. Being prepared and knowing what action to take will help provide […]

When the Tsunami is Approaching……….Its too Late to Plan

Seagull on Coast

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a notice on October 19, 2020, stating hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coastal regions located within 300km (186miles) from the Earthquake’s epicentre in Alaska.  As you can imagine, this caused concern for many people who live in these coastal communities.  They were unsure of what to do.  […]

3 Tips I Learned Responding to Fires

Lady standing by fire truck after home burnt

They stand on the sidewalk in utter disbelief, looking at their home, wondering what to do next.  They shake their heads; this was not supposed to happen to them!