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Having a safe cold weather adventure

There is nothing I love more than being cozy and warm on a cold day. So it might seem a little odd that I opted to take a winter vacation in Yellowknife, NWT. I got a little nervous about the cold, so  I decided to learn as much as I can about how to stay safe and warm in the freezing cold, and what to do in the event of a cold-related emergency.  

10 signs that it’s way too cold for humans

We have lived in this country known for cold climates for generations, but every winter when the mercury drops below -20, we wonder what our ancestors were thinking settling in these frigid lands. Here are 10 signs to alert you to freezing temperatures and tips on how to deal with it.

Winter first aid: Kissing a post

“I dare you to stick your tongue on that post!”
Who hasn’t heard this as a child? As we get older, we know that lips and other wet areas of skin can stick to cold, metallic objects and that it can, in fact, be downright painful! But many young children unfortunately learn this the hard way. 

Getting back to normal in New Brunswick

On January 25, 2017, an ice storm hit New Brunswick, at its height leaving 133,000 people without electricity. When I arrived Feb. 2 in the hardest hit area, the Acadian Peninsula, some 3,500 still were without power.

Red Cross responding to ice storm in New Brunswick

The Canadian Red Cross is helping people hard-hit by an ice storm that struck New Brunswick last week and left thousands of people without power. The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, municipalities and other partners.

8 ways to be ready for winter storms and other emergencies

As Canadians, we know winter storms, including blizzards, ice storms and extreme cold, are common this time of year. Some of the risks related to winter weather include extended power outages, treacherous driving conditions and frigid temperatures. Are you and your family prepared for a weather-related emergency?

How to prepare for winter emergencies

Cailin Hodder and members of her Red Cross disaster management team have seen firsthand why being prepared to deal with disasters in the winter is so important.

Cailin, the provincial manager for disaster management in Manitoba, was travelling with some of her team members last winter in a rural part of the province during poor weather when they came across a vehicle that had already been stuck in a ditch for an hour.

Tips for preventing colds and the flu this season

It’s that time of year – when so many of us will be noticing we’re feeling a little run down, maybe a little sniffly, maybe coughing and sneezing a few times – oh no, it’s cold and flu season! 
No one likes being sick, so how can you help prevent it?

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