Emergency Preparedness

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Pregnant? Follow these tips to prepare for disasters or emergencies

Pregnancy can be a lot of things, exciting, terrifying, emotional, gassy - but no matter what, it means taking steps to care for yourself and your offspring. About four days after I found out I was pregnant, there was a tornado warning in my area. While I was taking shelter in the basement with my extremely annoyed cat, I realized I needed to update my emergency plan and kit to be better prepared for this new reality.

How to prevent kitchen fires: cooking at home during COVID-19

Being stuck at home has us all trying random new things. There was the sudden obsession with home-made sourdough bread that swept the internet earlier this year, and a lot of people have turned to perfecting a craft. I don’t particularly enjoy being in the kitchen, so my lockdown saw me learning to play the ukulele.

Deck the halls with fire safety!

Keep the season merry and bright with these simple holiday fire safety tips.

What you need to know about carbon monoxide

Every year, hundreds of Canadians are affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. The results can be fatal.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless, and tasteless gas, and therefore not detectable by any of the body’s senses. Because of its indiscernible nature, carbon monoxide poisoning is sometimes known as a “silent killer”. CO poisoning happens when someone breathes in too much carbon monoxide.
 

15 tips to keep up good COVID habits

It’s easy to fall into the old ways of going about our lives. However it's vital we keep up new habits to stop the spread of COVID-19.

How to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

In many ways, parenthood is a continuous lesson in flexibility and adapting to changes. The pandemic has certainly proven that to be true for everyone, including parents juggling changes in schooling, daycare and other areas. In addition to adapting to how COVID-19 has impacted back to school plans for everyone, this maman is getting ready to pivot on what it means for certain activities that are coming up.
 

6 things every pool owner should know

With summer in full swing, we are all looking for ways to beat the heat while having fun, and what better way than to go for a swim? This year there has been a rise in new backyard pool owners, and whether it’s inflatable or above ground we want to help you ‘S.P.L.A.S.H.’ into summer fun while keeping your family safe!

Heatwave warning: What you need to know about heat-related emergencies

Summer is in full swing in many parts of Canada and folks are enjoying more time outside whether at the lake, lounging poolside or tending to that lawn that needs mowing. With a renewed appreciation for the outdoors after having spent months cooped up, many of us are happy to simply head out the front door and enjoy the sunshine on our faces. While we may be tempted to simply throw on our sandals and rush outside to soak up the sun, there are some important heat-related safety tips to keep in mind.
 

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