Good time to prepare for a harsh winter


Today, the City of Sault Ste. Marie announced the launch of Winter Preparedness Week 2016, taking place November 14 – 18 at various locations in Sault Ste. Marie.

Winter Preparedness Week raises awareness on the importance of being ready for unexpected emergencies. The winter brings seasonal challenges to our community, and while many see the importance of being prepared, most people have yet to take the necessary steps to stay safe.

Throughout the week, City of Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Management, the Canadian Red Cross, and Sault Search & Rescue will be at various sites to educate the public about potential local hazards & protective actions.

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) Coordinator will also be available to distribute registration kits and register individuals interested in the VPR. For more info, call 705.942.6938 ext. 3041 or visit et .

Learn how to stay informed during an emergency, make family communication plans and prepare a 72-hour survival kit.

Join us at our Winter Preparedness Workshop:
Friday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Centennial Library – Program Room – 50 East Street

This workshop is free! Enjoy light refreshments, and enter your name for a chance to win a survival kit! Contact the Centennial Library at 705-759-5236 or drop by the Reference & Information Desk for more information.

Visit our Winter Preparedness Info Booths:
Mon., November 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – YMCA – 235 McNabb Street
Wed., November 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Lowe’s Home Improvement – 248 Northern Ave. East
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