Emergency Preparedness

Offices, schools, homes and more offer protection in the event of an earthquake. The Great BC ShakeOut is slated for Oct. 15, but individuals and socially distanced groups can practice earthquake drills anytime. (Black Press media file photo)

Great BC ShakeOut takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime

 

A rising Fraser River and the threat of flooding is one area where provincial disaster preparedness funding could make a difference. (Roger Craik photo)

Chilliwack groups receive money from province’s $4.2 million emergency preparedness fund

The Fraser Valley Regional District is one of the recipients of the provincial government funds

 

A four-year-old child was injured after falling out of a window in Surrey in September 2019 – one of 14 high-fall incidents in B.C. that year. (Shane MacKichan photos)

Child, 3, falls from window in Burnaby, sparking warning from BC Children’s Hospital

Fasten windows and lock balconies are just a few of the suggested safety measures

 

It’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and Petcurean has released an essential list of things pet owners need to take care of their pets. (Business Wire)

Chilliwack pet food producer offers six essential pet safety tips

Learn basic first aid, keep supplies on hand and be ready for anything

  • Apr 17, 2020
It’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and Petcurean has released an essential list of things pet owners need to take care of their pets. (Business Wire)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)

4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)