Fire Prevention Week raises public awareness of fire prevention and safety in your communities. The theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month Your safety is your responsibility. Only working smoke alarms save lives. In fact, smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%!
- October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and opal.
- Its birth flower is the calendula.
- The zodiac signs for the month of October are Libra (until October 22) or Scorpio (October 23 onwards).
October Star Stones:
- Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Planetary Stone: Sapphire; Lucky Charms: Opal, Sardonyx, Chrysolite; birthstone: pink Tourmaline, Opal
- Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Planetary Stone: Garnet, Ruby; Lucky Charms: Aquamarine, Beryl
- October Mystical birthstone is Jasper.
- October Ayurvedic Birthstone is Opal.
The Government of Canada is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society. National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors.
-There are giant waterfalls under the ocean! The largest is between Greenland and Iceland. This submarine waterfall drops 11,500 feet; three times the height of any land waterfall.
-The place with the most number of rainy days per year is Mount Wai’ale’ale on Kauai, Hawaii – up to 350 days. The longest time that a place remained without rain was Arica, Chile – from October, 1903 to January, 1918 – 14 years!
-The hottest continent on earth is Africa, where a record high of 136.4 degrees F was once recorded.