Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Red Cross responding as B.C. wildfires force thousands from their homes

July 09, 2017 - Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. 
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Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.
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Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

May 03, 2017 - One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.
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Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

January 27, 2017 - On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.
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New Brunswick storm causes power outages; Red Cross supports shelters, warming centres

January 27, 2017 - On January 24-25, 2017, an ice storm in New Brunswick brought down hundreds of utility poles and thousands of kilometres of wires, resulting in widespread power outages initially affecting more than 133,000 homes and businesses. 
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At first reluctant to ask for help, Fort McMurray man finds overwhelming support

October 26, 2016 - Everett Snow is a man who likes to give back as much as he can, and for this he credits the example set for him growing up. 
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Red Cross volunteers assist Saskatchewan families heading home

July 28, 2015 - Saskatchewan families finally able to return home after general evacuation order for last two communities under forest fire threat is lifted.  
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Red Cross provides relief as Saskatchewan fires force 13,000 from homes

July 09, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross has assisted more than 7,800 people affected by the Saskatchewan wildfires so far. Those affected are having their basic needs provided for at shelters in both Saskatchewan and Alberta with items such as cots, blankets, hygiene kits and nutritious meals.
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Alberta Flood Permit Grant Program extended through 2015

January 05, 2015 - It's a Christmas present Janet Boyd has been waiting for. The Calgary senior’s home, is finally rebuilt 18 months after the Alberta floods destroyed it. 
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