Emergency Preparedness

How the Ebola Crisis Is Uniting the World

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern over Ebola is one of the world's most important actions although people may choose to see it differently; the situation requiring its call may lead to fear and panic. But, the only reaction should be resilience.

10 Things You Need for Emergency Preparedness

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The week of May 5 to 11 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. An annual event, the first week of May signals an opportunity for people to make sure families are ready for any eventuality that may occur in their homes. Here are ten things you need.

B.C. Haida Gwaii Earthquake Preps Stalled By Feds, Says B.C. MP

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The Stephen Harper government is stalling on requests for better earthquake preparation on B.C.'s Haida Gwaii, according to NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Nathan Cullen.

How the Looming Apocalypse Has Taught Us to Prepare

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natalia Yanchak

Two words: Apocalypse Preparedness. It's on the minds of the citizens of the Western World and is stimulating this Leftist-Libertarianism. Simply put, when the world goes to shit and it's every person for themselves, those with a cold-storage full of preserves and an equipped workshop that can repair radios and shotguns will be more likely to survive.

Could Your Child's School Survive a Threatening Attack?

Jenna Em | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada
Jenna Em

Shock, disbelief and tears have flooded us, after the Newtown, Connecticut slaying of 20 primary school children aged 5-10 years old. Although it's easy to be blindsided by the heinous crime that took place, let's ask ourselves if the same could happen at our child's school -- and what steps can be taken to prevent a similar tragedy?

B.C. Tries To Examine Earthquake, Tsunami Response As 'Learning Opportunity'

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The B.C. government is asking emergency program co-ordinators to give feedback on the initial responses to last month's 7.7-magnitude earthquake. A letter explains, "Input will be sought in an endeavour to hear from those directly impacted as a measure of enhancing our operations and response." It also reviews what unfolded from the province's side of things on Oct. 27. Read between the lines of the solicitor general's letter and while at first the officials say things went fine according to procedures in the book, events appear to show that in practice, the system didn't work as well as expected.

Recovering From Katrina

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

On my recent visit to New Orleans, I looked forward to seeing how well the city has recovered from the devastating impact that Hurricane Katrina had o...