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Temperatures have increased since lows of -40 with the wind chill on Dec. 6 but still remain chilly across the region, which means the ice and snow aren't going anywhere.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387062928","particle_id":3429390,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{"smooth":false,"ylabel":"Snowfall amounts (cm)","xlabel":"December"},"data":[[["December Snow","1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","10","11","12","13","14"],["Source: Environment Canada","0","14","1","0","0.4","0","0","3","4","3.4","0","0","0","0"]]],"chart_type_nr":6,"chart_type":"Line","object_id":"aconnol3_1387064128","chart_id":4015259,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"So what can you do to minimize the risk of slipping and falling?","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063391","particle_id":3429421,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Tip 1: Wear proper boots","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063421","particle_id":3429423,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Proper footwear should place the entire foot on the surface of the ground and have visible treads. 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Instead of looking down, look up and anticipate ice or an uneven surface. ","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063555","particle_id":3429436,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"tip 4: Make sure you can hear","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063596","particle_id":3429439,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Avoid listening to music or engaging in conversations that may prevent you from hearing oncoming traffic or snow removal equipment.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063610","particle_id":3429440,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"tip 5: Anticipate ice","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063645","particle_id":3429447,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Be wary of thin sheets of ice that may appear as wet pavement (black ice). Snow that melts during the day can quickly freeze once temperatures drop, as they have been doing lately in Calgary.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063658","particle_id":3429449,"type":"particle"},{"picture":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/aconnol3_1387063216.jpg","particle_type":"image","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063216","particle_id":3429409,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Tip 6: go slow on steps","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063692","particle_id":3429451,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"When walking down steps, be sure to grip handrails firmly and plant your feet securely on each step.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063709","particle_id":3429453,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Tip 7: be careful in entrances","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"aconnol3_1387063734","particle_id":3429456,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"When you get to your destination (such as school, work or a shopping centre), be sure to look at the floor as you enter. 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