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  jpmaher2010@hotmail.com . 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

 

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Put self-care at the top of your list this holiday season

Victoria Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 AM The end of the year is a joyous time, but for some people it can be difficult. This year, instead of worrying about finding the perfect gift, attending all the parties or pretending everything is perfect, make sure you make time to take care of yourself and put your well-being first. The holiday season can bring added pressures, such as travelling, busy schedules,

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Winter Safety Tips

Drive Safely in the Snow Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips. Avoid Strain while Shoveling Shoveling snow is a major winter activity in many parts of the United States. Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering. Treat Frostbite

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Carbon monoxide safety and other tips to prepare for the winter season

This good reminder to people with disabilities to Victoria Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 AM   As British Columbians prepare for the holidays, individuals and families should also take time to prepare for winter storm season. The first snows of the season have already fallen, and over the coming months, winter conditions will be the norm. During the past week, there have been several instances of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning

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Cyber essentials: 10 tips for staying safe online

Victoria Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00 PM October is Cyber Security Awareness Month — an opportunity for British Columbians to assess their online safety. The growing volume, complexity and diversity of threats online make it vitally important for people to do all they can to safeguard electronic information from email fraud, ransomware, online scams or other attacks. “Staying safe online is just as important as the efforts we take to

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Health and safety during extreme heat

Posted on July 17, 2018 Environment Canada has recently issued heat warnings in areas throughout B.C. The safety of the individuals we support is a top priority for us. CLBC would like to remind our service providers, families and individuals to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness during extreme heat, particularly for those who may be more vulnerable to these conditions such as the elderly, people on certain medications and

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Extreme heat: heat waves

Attention Self Advocates this good info you need to know in warm weather. and safety of being outside in heat wave what need to know to be safe in your community. As we are in a heat wave in BC now.  Many places in Canada have a high number of extreme heat events, often called “heat waves.” Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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