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The 6 commandments of the wise snowmobiler

Every year, hundreds of snowmobilers lose their lives in accidents that could have been prevented by taking a few basic safety precautions. Again this year, there have been more tragic incidents involving snowmobiling.

Beware of the silent killer: how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Every year, hundreds of people are affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be fatal. 
Last winter, 49 people were hospitalized and two people died due to carbon monoxide poisoning following the ice storm in New Brunswick. 

How to prepare in case of a tsunami

A tsunami warning was issued overnight for people living in coastal regions of British Columbia following a strong earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Fortunately, the warning was later lifted with no damage was reported. However, it did spark renewed interest in how to best prepare for tsunamis and what to do in case of a tsunami warning.

As temperatures decrease, fires increase: Red Cross fire prevention tips

​In winter, fires are already more likely to occur, but a recent cold snap resulted in an increase in responses, largely due to the use of space heaters and wood stoves. Throw candles, dry trees, and kitchen fires into the mix and you get an explosive cocktail.
 

How to host the perfect dinner party without power

I live in the countryside where power outage happens quite often, especially in wintertime. I love to have friends and family over; actually this house is made to throw dinner parties! So when I invite people over, I don’t want an annoying power outage to force me to cancel at the last minute! Here are a few tips for an unforgettable party without power. 

What to do if you experience a power outage

In our What to Do series, we explore common emergencies such as what to do if someone is experiencing a panic attack, or having a stroke; but with extreme cold weather in effect across Canada, we’re now taking a look at what to do if you experience a power outage.

10 must-have gift ideas from the Red Cross

Now that you are looking to find the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones, have you thought about visiting the Red Cross eShop?

What happens to women and girls during disasters?

Every year, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, typhoons, drought, floods, and even volcanic eruptions can impact hundreds of thousands of people. In any disaster, no matter where in the world, it is important to remember that some people are going to be more vulnerable than others. And when a disaster hits, these vulnerabilities can lead to additional heartache and tragedy for those affected.
That’s why it’s important to consider these vulnerabilities before a disaster or emergency strikes. 

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