How to celebrate Self-Improvement Month

September is Self-Improvement Month. During this month-long event, work on different areas of your life that need improvement. But instead of being overwhelmed by every area we wish to improve, take it one week at a time. Courtnie Erickson Sep 03, 2013   |   As human beings, we are our own worst critics. Most of…

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Making a Family Emergency Plan

Visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Prepared” website for great information on Emergency Preparedness. By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what…

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Using technology during a disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in touch and stay informed. So here are…

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Sesame Street’s – Don’t be a Bully

Published on Jul 20, 2012 – This great Sesame Street video, where the monsters teach their friend to play fair, helps teach our preschoolers about bullying. For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit http://www.sesamestreet.org

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Stop Bullying – It Hurts

The basic elements of bullying are: Unequal Power: One person has more power than the other person (or at least it seems that way to the people involved) Hurtful Actions: Physically or psychologically harmful behaviour takes place Direct and Indirect Actions: The behaviour may be face-to-face or behind one’s back Repetitive Behaviour: The hurtful actions…

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Don’t be a Bully

According to stopabully.ca and a University of BC study,statistics for Bullying in Canada are: » 64 per cent of kids had been bullied at school. » 12 per cent were bullied regularly (once or more a week). » 13 per cent bullied other students regularly (once or more a week). » 72 per cent observed bullying…

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Tips on reducing vehicle theft and thefts from your vehicle

Follow these tips to reduce your chances of being the victim of auto theft. 1. Always lock your car. Approximately 50% of all vehicles stolen were left unlocked. 2. Always take your keys. Never leave them in the car. Nearly 20% of all vehicles stolen had the keys in them. 3. Never hide a second…

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Keeping Your Children Safe

Suggestions to help families in today’s fast-paced society: Know where each of your children is at all times. Communicate with your children by advising them of your schedule and changes to it. In turn, impress upon them the need for them to communicate with you their plans and changes to such. Never leave young children…

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