Learning to cope with the gradual onset of climate change

As spring beckons after four previous very dry springs and four summers of smoke, we should prepare for the worst

Learning to cope with the gradual onset of climate changeA funny thing happened in Powell River, B.C., the other day. There was a scheduled one-hour power outage that I heard about on the radio as I was driving the 30 kilometres into town to do some errands. No big deal, I thought. Lights out in the mall perhaps. My first stop was at the…

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations

The MedicAlert Autism Program allows emergency responders to make better decisions to help people in times of need

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situationsThe silver identification bracelet that indicates an existing condition to first responders has been a valuable tool for decades. In 1953, a teenage girl named Linda Collins cut her finger badly. At the hospital, she received a tetanus shot, had a severe allergic reaction and almost died. After that incident, her parents began attaching a…

Where would you want to spend the apocalypse?

In the event the worst happens, the best place to weather a man-made disaster is probably far from crowded and chaotic urban centres

Where would you want to spend the apocalypse?Imagine you’re in the Vancouver area, waking up to a loud boom and flash, and then sirens and public mayhem outside your window. You turn on your radio to find emergency notices and counsel to stay put, while emergency services respond to the apparent detonation of an atomic bomb over Whatcom County, Wash., just south…