safety-tips JP Maher is a local Fraser Valley self advocate who is focused on his own safety and the well being of others. He will be posting a variety of safety tips for self advocates and others. Feel free to leave some suggestions for JP by emailing him at . JP will consider your questions or comments as soon as possible. Note that not all suggestions make it into JP’s Safety Tips do to being the same concerns repeated


Know before you go: Be safe over May long weekend

Victoria Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:15 AM The May long weekend is a great time to travel and visit friends and family. However, with flooding in some areas the Province of B.C. is asking residents and visitors to plan their destinations and travel routes carefully. Many areas – including regions experiencing flooding – are still open and ready to receive visitors. But travellers need to check their plans, travel routes,

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Know how to recognize a scam Examples of fraudulent communications How to protect yourself from identity theft Have you been a victim? Scam stories External resources Print-ready posters and handout for service providers Know how to recognize a scam There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to

Province partners with major retailers to promote emergency readiness

Vancouver Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:15 PM British Columbians will now find it easier to “Get Good and Ready” in the event of an emergency, with the new Partners in Preparedness Program. “The new Partners in Preparedness Program brings emergency preparedness front and centre, making it easier for British Columbians to purchase the supplies they need to be better prepared,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. “Industry, retailers,

8 Tips for Easter Egg Safety

Hi to all Happy Easter some safety tips that will help you on Easter Easter egg food safety 8 safety tips Easter is one of my absolute favorite holidays, and hunting for beautifully decorated Easter eggs is one of the most fun traditions associated with Easter!  However, getting sick due to a food-borne illness is an Easter egg hunt catastrophe! Let’s look at a few tips to keep our eggs

Social media safety

Inlight of happenings with someone was hacking  targeting facebook data breach   Social media safety Use caution when you click links that you receive in messages from your friends on your social website. Treat links in messages on these sites as you would links in email messages. Don’t trust the sender information in an e-mail message. Even if the e-mail message appears to come from a sender that you know

Share respect: Feb. 6 is #SaferInternetDay

VICTORIA Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:00 AM The British Columbia government is asking parents, educators and citizens of all backgrounds to take a moment and reflect on how we can work to create a safer internet for everyone — especially young people. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, is Safer Internet Day, an awareness campaign celebrated in approximately 130 countries. The event calls on the world’s citizens to share respect online, and work

Transit bus Safety

Wait on the sidewalk by the bus stop sign, away from the road. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the door opens all the way before boarding. Never run after or hit the bus when it is moving. Customers may board only at designated bus stops. Please do not put your safety at risk trying to board a bus that is in mid-traffic. While in traffic,

Holiday fire safety

                Be Safe Everyone Victoria Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:30 PM With the winter holidays almost upon us, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC are offering some fire safety advice to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season for all British Columbians.   Decorating Keep combustibles, such as trees, wrapping paper and decorations away from heat sources. Ensure

Safety tips to prepare for winter storm season

Victoria Friday, December 15, 2017 10:30 AM Most areas of British Columbia have already seen their first snow of the season, and winter conditions will be the norm for the next few months. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister Responsible for Emergency Preparedness Mike Farnworth reminds British Columbians that proactive winter storm preparedness can go a long way towards ensuring the safety of B.C. families. Winter Weather

Christmas travel tips

Let people know your travel itinerary – either leave a copy with neighbours or family members, and always keep people informed if your plans happen to change. Check to make sure your passports, visas and vaccinations are all up-to-date.  Leave copies of your passports, driver’s licence, credit cards and other important documents with family members in case of theft) While you are away, make it look like someone is home. 

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