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Free emergency preparedness classes offered in Richmond

Community centres around Richmond are hosting free emergency preparedness workshops over the next four weeks.

The two-hour workshops are for anyone 18 years or older. Attendees will receive information on creating an emergency plan and an emergency kit stocked with essential items for at least 72 hours of survival.

The next class is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hamilton Community Centre.

Other upcoming classes: Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at East Richmond Community Hall; Nov. 20 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at South Arm; Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Thompson; Nov. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at West Richmond; Dec. 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Sea Island; Dec. 5 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at South Arm; Dec. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson; and Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hamilton.

On Nov. 7 scientists recorded a magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island. That came nearly two weeks after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Haida Gwaii—the largest one recorded in Canada since 1949.

The Richmond workshops are free, but registration is required. Register at tinyurl.com/emergencyworkshops or call 604-276-4300.

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