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Where Does Tap Water Come From?

May 5, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Where Does Tap Water Come From?

When you turn on the tap, water seems to magically come out, safe and ready to drink. It can be easy to take access to safe drinking water for granted, but what goes into making this happen? Read on.

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Get Loud about Mental Health and Stigma

May 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Get loud for mental health and stop stigma

About 1 in 5 Canadians - over 6.5 million - experience a mental disorder or substance use problem in their lifetime.  Still, people experience stigma about their condition. They are judged, treated negatively, and sometimes have trouble finding a place to live, a job, good health care, and acceptance.

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Food Tips and Recipes for Your Emergency Kit

May 3, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Non-perishable food for emergency kit and recipe ideas

With any luck you’ve already packed your emergency supply kit and have enough food, water and other supplies to carry your family through three days in an emergency situation. If not, use this guide to help you get started. When it comes to managing the top ten risks in B.C., chance favours the prepared.

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