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Extreme Weather in Texas

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Extreme Weather in Texas

What a crazy time to be alive in this crazy world; the killer virus is on the loose. Nation capitols are being attacked and stormed, and now the entire state of Texas is covered in snow. Texas is not a region accustomed to snow, which is why they say they were so unprepared for the temperatures and snowfall that have occurred in the last few days. Any outsider would have thought that what’s happening in Texas is some sort of freak occurrence, but in reality it’s not. Texas gets snow more often than one would think. In fact the last...

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Failing Grade for SD42 Emergency Preparedness

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Failing Grade for SD42 Emergency Preparedness

The following article is part of our 2021 School Preparedness Series.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this feature. The first district that we are reviewing in our School Preparedness Series is our home district of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, School District 42. To our surprise, and immediate concern, 64% of the schools said they were unprepared, refused to answer or were unsure if they were prepared. Also concerning is that 5 of the 6 high schools fell under this category. One of them was not even sure what we were asking, so that just shows their level of unpreparedness. We were also...

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School Preparedness Series

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School Preparedness Series

In a time of crisis, we usually look to community centres, stadiums and schools for refuge, shelter and emergency food and water. In smaller communities, especially in the lower mainland, we rely on our high schools and our elementary schools for refuge and shelter. Maybe it’s due to familiarity with these sites or maybe it’s that we think that logically the powers that be would make sure there are supplies on hand to service the youth of our community. This got us thinking at EarthquakeKit.ca, how well equipped are our local schools? Not just for the students in attendance but...

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The Importance of Water

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The Importance of Water

Water is often referred to as the source of life. Think about it for a second though; everything on this planet, including the machines we built need water to exist. Let us start with the obvious, plants; true they do need a bit of soil and sun but without water they don’t exist. Soil can be farmed and sun light can be mimicked, but for water… there is no substitute. It’s also the most crucial of the elements that the plant needs. Plants can grow with almost no soil and wavering summers of dismal sun so long as the water...

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A New Years Resolution That Can Save Your Life

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A New Years Resolution That Can Save Your Life

Well, it’s the beginning of another year. Time to reassess life goals and previous resolutions and maybe even make new ones if needed. However, this was no year like any other. If anything, this year showed just how unprepared we actually are for the potential problems of today’s modern world. This year we got blindsided by a virus that literally shut down the world for about 4 months and completely reshaped life as we know it in less than a year. This is a prime example of something happening that we couldn’t have prepared for until it was too late....

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