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What can we do to better prepare communities for floods?

Floods are one of the most common and costly disasters. However, even though flooding is common throughout Canada, most homeowners are unaware of the risk. In 2018, Partners for Action partnered with Canadian Red Cross to develop a project designed to inform Canadians about the risks and create more resilient communities.

Great for humans, not great for homes: Sudden rise in winter temperature increases flooding risk

With recent extreme cold weather, it is very natural to feel a sense of relief when you see temperatures rising. Great for our human bodies not meant to be in -20 degree temperature for more than 10 minutes without risking frostbite, but not so great for other risks such as flooding and ice strength.

How to make an emergency kit for your car

With winter in full force now, many of us have been reminded of just how important it is to be prepared for rough weather. A great way to be prepared is to have an emergency kit ready to go in your car. Here are some items to include, let us know what you put in yours. 

Generator safety at home

A portable generator that you can use at home when the power is out is definitely convenient. However, it’s very important to make sure that you’re using your portable generator safely. Here are a few safety considerations to keep in mind.
 

6 New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to make new resolutions (and finally get around to doing the ones you were supposed to do in 2018)! For 2019, take it upon yourself to create a more safe and selfless year with the following resolutions.
 

What’s in your parent bag?

So many changes happen when we become parents. Subsisting on 2 hours of sleep a night and copious coffee; falling in love with our children; cleaning near constant messes; embracing kids music that makes no sense. We’ve all been there.

Winter is coming and he has company: Are you ready?

Winter is just around the corner. Time to grab some hot chocolate and warm up by the fire. Get your jackets, scarfs, gloves, and boots ready because it is going to be a frosty one! Unfortunately, winter isn’t coming alone. He is bringing his uninvited friend: the dreaded winter storm. It can strike at any time and last for days. Are you prepared if one blows your way? Learn the following tips to stay safe during a winter storm.

How to enjoy the Canadian outdoors

A lot of Canadians enjoy outdoor activities from hiking or biking to camping and so much more that our beautiful country offers. While enjoying, however, keep in mind some factors to be aware of, such as sun, bugs and accidents, which can be more challenging to handle outside. Prevention is key, and planning properly for outdoor adventures can minimize risks to fully enjoy our country's nature!

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