Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 3)

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Treaty Hockey Tournament Recognizes, Celebrates, and Builds on Resiliency

April 30, 2014 - In her colourful Siksika Nation hockey jersey with “Hockey Mama” across the back, Karia Red Gun runs a “loud and proud” family cheering section.
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Seniors, still struggling

March 20, 2014 - Jane Sampson has moved seven times in the months since flood waters forced her to flee her High River seniors’ residence. The constant upheaval and uncertainty have taken a toll on the 85-year-old.  
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The progress in Alberta: Recovery and restoration

March 11, 2014 - In June 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall triggering catastrophic flooding.  Over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region.  As receding waters gave way to the monstrous cleanup, total damage estimates exceed $5 billion in what has now been deemed the costliest disaster in Canadian history.  
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Alberta Floods - holiday happiness in High River

February 06, 2014 - Red Cross offered additional seasonal assistance to help families with the extra stress and financial strain that can come with the holidays.
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Canadian Red Cross volunteer responders provide aid at New Brunswick derailment

February 03, 2014 - At any moment, Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff are on hand to respond to emergencies and disasters throughout the country.
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Make a winter emergency plan with your family

January 30, 2014 - Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time and in any season - even winter.
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Become a Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteer

January 30, 2014 - Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Canadian Red Cross has relied on countless volunteers to help bring aid and relief to those affected by emergencies and disasters in Canada and around the world.
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Canadian Red Cross New Brunswick Derailment Response

January 14, 2014 - When derailment of a locomotive and 19 of 122 cars of a CN Rail train resulted in fire in several derailed petroleum tank cars forced the evacuation of more than 100 people from homes in a rural area in northwest New Brunswick, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers was in place within hours to help.
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Alberta Floods - six months on

January 07, 2014 - Six months after severe flooding devastated swaths of southern Alberta, the Canadian Red Cross is still receiving fresh requests for help from people struggling to rebuild their lives. 
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The Red Cross aids 61 affected by fire in Saint-Lambert

December 24, 2013 - Last night, 61 people lost everything in a massive blaze that destroyed their 45-unit apartment building. The Saint-Lambert Red Cross volunteers were mobilized immediately and began by providing moral support, warm blankets, and personal comfort kits to those affected by the fire and who were going through a difficult time. 
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