Drop, cover, hold on! Take part in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, Canada's largest earthquake drill, at 10:16 a.m. Oct. 16. For more information on how to get involved, go to shakeoutbc.ca.
Fire Prevention Week is recognized every October during the full week -- Sunday through Saturday -- that October 7 falls on. Despite the fact that fewer fire losses are reported in Canada, still, on average, eight Canadians die from fire every week. Most of these fires are preventable and caused by careless behaviour. That is why it is critical to educate Canadians on the importance of fire safety. During this week, fire departments, school, communities and governments across Canada will promote public awareness of the dangers of fire and the ways we can protect ourselves from fire.