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MLA Update: flooding and supply chain information

An update on flooding and supply chain concernsBefore sharing some updates about goings-on in our community and recent government work, I want to begin my newsletter in hopes that I can inform and assist community members who may need it, with regards to the recent flooding and subsequent concerns.This past week has been undoubtedly difficult for… Continue reading MLA Update: flooding and supply chain information

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Saanich Police: non-emergency line instead of front counter

From the the Saanich Police Blockwatch newsletter:  Saanich Police recognizes the challenging times in our community. The safety of our residents and personnel remain the top priority of the Saanich Police. To ensure the safety of the public and our personnel, our front counter service will be unavailable until such time the BC Provincial Health… Continue reading Saanich Police: non-emergency line instead of front counter

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Tsunami information guide published by Saanich

The District of Saanich, in collaboration with the Capital Region Emergency Programs, has published a handy PDF guide on preparing for tsunamis, including detailed maps of the hazard zones. Tsunamis are rare, but dangerous. Possible causes include: Sudden movements on the sea floor Earthquakes Underwater landslides Land slumping into the ocean Large volcanic eruptions Meteorite… Continue reading Tsunami information guide published by Saanich

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Upcoming Emergency Prep education & volunteering

The Saanich Emergency Program is providing emergency preparedness sessions for residents of Saanich. These sessions will teach you how to plan and prepare to support yourself and your loved ones for at least seven days after an event impacts our community. Each household participating will receive a free workbook to help with emergency planning. Register… Continue reading Upcoming Emergency Prep education & volunteering

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Saanich launches series of Emergency Prep. talks

The District of Saanich is launching two talks on Emergency Preparedness, on various dates:  1. Energy safety and provide tips on how to prepare for an earthquake Michelle Petrusevich, Public Safety Manager Monday, April 1, 2019, 7- 8:00 p.m. At: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way Register for course #21764 at 250-475-7100 A major… Continue reading Saanich launches series of Emergency Prep. talks

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Emergency Preparedness sessions at Saanich rec centres

The Saanich Emergency Program (SEP) at the District of Saanich is holding a series  of family and individual emergency preparedness sessions at Saanich recreation centres this winter. See the listing PDF for dates, times and venues. These sessions are delivered by SEP volunteers and are free, with a view to helping as many residents as possible… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness sessions at Saanich rec centres