Fall Prevention Month 2021

Fall Prevention Month 2021

November is Fall Prevention Month (FPM) and Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week takes place in the first week of November. Falls are the leading injury-related cause of hospitalization and death for older adults 65 years and above in BC. Most Falls are predictable...
Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021

October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week. Learn the sounds of fire safety, to keep you, your family, and your home safe. SMOKE ALARMS A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out. A single “chirp” every 30 or...
Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Although there are a multitude of incidents that result in firearm injury, it is well known that gang violence is one of the major contributors. British Columbia experiences high rates of gang violence, much of which is firearm-related. These incidents are not only a...
Restarting Activities & Preventing Injuries During COVID-19

Restarting Activities & Preventing Injuries During COVID-19

Collectively, British Columbians have done their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now we’re slowly venturing out of our homes to resume work activities, sports, and enjoy the pleasant weather that’s in store for us this summer. Going out might be a bit different...