Monthly Archives: November 2018

Save Your Holiday With The New PC® Insiders Collection™

Content provided by President’s Choice®; use your best judgement and choose what is right for your family.

The holidays are the most magical time of the year, but with the high expectations we often put on ourselves to impress, it can also be a stressful season especially when you need to think about meal prepping for the family and kids!

In fact, according to a recent survey by President’s Choice®, more than two-thirds of Canadians (67%) want to show their love towards family and friends by putting in a lot of effort in the kitchen over the holidays. That said, all of that effort is leaving over half of us feeling spent! 51% of Canadians agree that all of the holiday prep work leaves them feeling exhausted.

This year, the PC® Insiders Collection™ for Holiday is making it easier than ever for Canadians to spend less time prepping and more time enjoying. Although messing with the “mains” is probably not an option, we believe some shortcuts are necessary to give you more time to spend with family and friends. From delicious appetizers that you pop in the oven to sweet treats that you simply place on a platter, this year’s PC® Insiders Collection™ for Holiday is full of products that are quick and easy to serve.

You can find all the delicious products from the collection online. To name a few, this season’s Must Try products feature:

There are also several new Holiday recipes to go with these great new products, including:

  • Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Cream Lemon Butter Sauce featuring PC® Gnocchi with Butternut Squash Potato Dumplings
  • Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto Chips featuring PC® Asparagus Spears and PC® Memories Of Eggs Benedict Hollandaise Sauce
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Bûche de Noel featuring PC® Crunchy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Maple Bourbon Cider Mule featuring PC® Honeycrisp Sweet Apple Cider and PC® Jamaican-Style Ginger Beer

Check them out online and ease your holiday prep!

Cold Weather Safety from Calgary EMS

Minus temperatures are here again – do you know what to do in the case of cold injury/illness?

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics respond to a number of cold weather related emergencies every winter. However, by taking appropriate measures to dress properly, anticipate sudden weather changes and preparing to be out in the cold, may reduce your risk of sustaining a cold weather illness/injury. It’s also advised you store an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times containing extra clothing, blankets and other road-side supplies.

Frostnip

  • Frost-nipped skin is extremely cold, but not yet frozen skin;
  • It commonly affects the ears, nose, cheeks, fingers and toes;
  • The skin may look red and possibly feel numb to the touch;
  • When treated promptly, frostnip usually heals without complication;
  • Move to a warm environment and immediately, but gently, re-warm the affected area through skin to skin contact (i.e. hand covering tips of ears).

Frostbite

  • Frostbite occurs when skin becomes so cold, the skin and underlying tissues freeze;
  • Affected skin may look white & waxy and will feel hard to the touch;
  • Move to a warm environment immediately and place the affected area in warm, not hot, water, until fully re-warmed; call 9-1-1, or seek further
    medical attention as required.

Hypothermia

  • Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature, less than 34°C (as compared
    to normal body temperature of about 37°C);
  • Early hypothermia may manifest as profound shivering; moderate hypothermic patients may act inappropriately: stumbling, mumbling, and fumbling, as their body temperature continues to drop resulting in severe hypothermia (30°C);
  • Left untreated, severe hypothermia may progress to unconsciousness or death;
  • Early recognition and prompt medical attention is key. Call 9-1-1. Don’t forget to
    protect yourself from the factors that originally lead to the patient’s situation;
  • Initiate gentle re-warming as quickly as possible. Remove any wet or constrictive
    clothing; cover with blankets, or sleeping bags. Protect from further heat loss:
    eliminate contact with cold surfaces, and shield from wind and moisture.