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Most Canadians have made some preparations for when disaster strikes, but a new survey reveals that less than half have set aside supplies they could use to survive in an emergency. The 2014 Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday, asked Canadians to report on measures they have taken to be prepared for “natural and human-induced” emergencies or disasters. Respondents named winter storms and extended power outages as the natural disasters or human-caused hazards that are most likely to affect their community. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/disaster-un-preparedness-most-canadians-don-t-have-emergency-kits-1.2631438  

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See this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wxanawbQuo&feature=youtu.be    

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An 83-year-old man was rescued from the Ottawa River by a pair of sharp-eyed cyclists after he slipped and fell in while feeding the birds Saturday morning, paramedics say. Shortly after 11 a.m., Ottawa Fire Services received reports that a man had fallen into the water along the Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway near Shefford Road. Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/cyclist-rescue-river-1.3287330  

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A ninth grader in Utah is lucky to be alive after his heart stopped and he collapsed to the floor in the middle of gym class. Skyler Nelson, 14, was running warm-up laps during the beginning of gym class at West Jordan Middle School on Oct. 14 when something went terribly wrong. Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/2294749/caught-on-camera-vice-principal-helps-save-students-life-with-cpr/?hootPostID=f0c43b12c33014302075f447cb16f476  

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If you were ever a kid embarking on a new round of swimming lessons at your local pool, you’ll likely recall a particular set of visceral experiences that came with the endeavour. There were the smells (chlorine, shampoo, wet bathing suit left in a plastic bag overnight); the tastes (Aero bar and pickle chips from the vending machine); the sounds (a dull roar of whistles and splashes); and the inevitable feelings of fear, excitement, cold, fatigue and, in small and large measure, pride. Right now, there are 14,761 kids (as well as a few adults) registered in 36 different City...

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