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    Tips for You and Your Neighbours

    Winter Tips for Safety

    If you can help a neighbour in need, such as lending extra blankets, a spare space heater, or are willing to shovel snow, add yourself to neighbourhood pages on FaceBook.
    If you need any help, contact neighbours that have offered to lend a hand or post your request in your neighbourhood newsfeed.
    Send a private message to check on neighbours that may be older, injured, or live alone.
    Send out urgent alerts to reach neighbours immediately with time-sensitive information.
    Stay informed with up-to-date and trusted information directly from your local public agencies.

    Winter Safety Tips from the Authorities

    Winter Tips for Safety

    Below are the some winter safety tips from national and local authorities:

    If you don’t have to drive, stay off the roads.

    Don’t heat your home with your stove or oven as carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can make you sick or worse, take your life.

    If you are using a generator, use it outside in a well-ventilated area – don’t use it in a garage. 

    If you are using your car to get warm, don’t turn on and run your car in a garage – you must be outside.

    Be sure to plug in your space heater directly into the outlet and keep them far away from things that can catch fire like furniture and blankets.

    Know the warning signs of hypothermia and seek emergency help if any symptoms arise.

    Connecting with Neighbours During a Storm

    Winter Tips for Safety

    If you are able to help a neighbor in need such as lending extra blankets, a spare space heater, or are willing to shovel snow, add yourself to neighbourhood pages on Face Book. 

    If you need any help, contact neighbors that have offered to lend a hand or post your request in your neighborhood newsfeed.

    Send a private message to check on neighbors that may be older, injured, or live alone.

    Send out urgent alertsto reach neighbors immediately with time sensitive information

    Stay informed with up-to-date and trusted information directly from your local public agencies.

    The Heart of Barrie

    Winter Tips for Safety

    Barrie residents have proven themselves repeatedly to be very heartfelt and compassionate when it comes to assisting people during and after any kind of storm. We have dealt with catastrophic losses more than a few times. It’s so reassuring to be a resident in a City with such heart.
    Should you have an issue or emergency, please reach out; and everyone…please check on your neighbours.
    Stay safe, and thank you for doing your part to ensure everyone has a neighbourhood they can rely on.

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    Time for a Reset

    Written By: Jane Laker

    Layout/Design/Photos: Veronika Kovecses

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