Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold Winter Weather!

small dog in jacket playhing in the snow

As the current deep freeze continues here in British Columbia and Washington, it’s essential to consider the well-being of our beloved pets. While winter may bring joy to some, it also brings challenges for our furry friends. Here are 3 practical tips to keep your pets safe, warm, and happy during the chilly season. Bundle […]

No Insulin Today Maam!!!

Man trying to buy insulin from a pharmacy that has not received its shipment

No insulin today, Ma’am! I stared back at the pharmacist in utter disbelief.  What do you mean there is no insulin today?   I am a diabetic and need insulin to survive – what do I do? For 50 years, I have purchased my insulin and diabetic supplies from the drugstore – and have never experienced […]

Top 3 Excuses why Families don’t Prepare for Disasters!

Young women confused about how to prepare for disasters.

Prepare for a disaster, heck no – it won’t happen to me!  Those were the exact words uttered by Shane and Jen when they moved into a new home close to the neighbouring forests.  Sadly, 3- months later, they were sitting in a Reception Centre with their young daughter Emma as a forest fire was […]

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 […]

Where do I Store my Disaster Supplies?

Gypsy looking in a crytal ball

If I had a dollar every time someone asked me, “Where do I store my Disaster Supplies,” I would be a wealthy woman. Facing any disaster will be a scary experience as you and your family face many unknowns.  But with your Disaster Supplies safely stored away,  you won’t be desperately struggling to get the […]

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”  […]

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 […]

Water – We can’t survive with out it!!!

Golden Retreiver drinking from bottle

Water is essential to our well-being, we all need it, and we can’t survive without it. Experts agree we can only go a couple of days without water before becoming dehydrated.   Yet, many of us don’t have enough water stored to support ourselves, our families and our pets when facing disaster. Teaching a Virtual Earthquake […]

Holly Jolly Christmas Tips for Christmas 2020

Family building a Snowman

Undoubtedly Christmas 2020 will be a different Christmas! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Safe Holiday! By Jackie Kloosterboer – Earthquake Preparedness Specialist, Speaker   Christmas 2017, I thought, was for the record books as a different kind of Christmas.  It was indeed a different Christmas than what I am used to, but […]