Category: Safety at home & in the community

Photo of holiday shopping bags in hands of person walking past Christmas decor

It’s the holiday season. What could go wrong? Let’s think about safety issues at work, at home, in the community – while shopping, driving, and walking.  Each year, I list hazards to look out for during the winter holiday season, and here I am doing it again. Please keep these tips in mind, share them […]

Photo of hand turning valve at top of portable propane tank

Portable propane tanks need to be stored and used properly. Ensure valves are locked in place when heating with propane. Use a CO2 detector to detect leaks.  I just moved my propane tank after reading this Propane Safety reminder from FortisBC. I’ve had a propane barbecue for years and lately I’ve been using it as […]

Photo of a Halloween jack-o-lantern with pumpkin seeds coming out of its mouth, looking like vomit

Have fun and stay safe on Halloween. Here’s a sample of Halloween safety tips published by different organizations in 2017. Please read and share them!  Every year around this time, I scan the web for new Halloween safety resources. Here’s what I found, along with a few past ones that bear repeating. Traffic safety for […]

Photo of a hand holding a key, unlocking a door

Many people in B.C. are going home after wildfire evacuations. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your transition home is as safe and smooth as possible.  Public safety officials are reaching out to evacuees returning home after being displaced by wildfires in B.C. It’s hard to imagine the emotional impact of seeing your […]

Photo of a person lying on an air mattress floating on a lake

Working in the heat? Floating on a lake? Packing your car for a road trip? Please read and share these summer safety tips and enjoy the season.  It’s official as of June 20: Summer has arrived! I’m planning to enjoy it and hope you are, too. Here are some summer safety tips I collected from […]

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Daylight Savings Time brings an extra hour of daylight — along with increased fatigue and some road safety issues you should be aware of.  Here in B.C., we turn the clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. This marks the start of 2017 Daylight Savings Time, giving us an extra hour […]

Ski patroller / paramedic Megan Frawley with cute dogs.

Stay warm. Be visible at night. Take care climbing ladders. Don’t feed turkey bones to pets. Etc.

Some people plan ahead, while others go for last-minute Halloween costumes, but whatever your approach may be, it’s most important to stay safe.

The new school year is nearly here. Families with kids might be preoccupied with where to buy school supplies, what to pack for lunch, and how to get sleep back on schedule after summer holidays. But it’s also important to think about different aspects of safety — on the road and in the classroom — […]