Nicole Robicheau

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Dispatch from the Balkan Floods

While packing my bags to come to Bosnia and Herzegovina, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen pictures of the devastating floods on TV. But it’s one thing to see something on TV, and something else entirely to be standing in the middle of it.

Russian visitor caught in Alberta floods gets Red Cross help

Natalia Parshutkina was staying with a friend in Calgary's East Village neighbourhood when the flood hit. She works for a Canadian company in Russia and was in Calgary for a mixture of business and pleasure. Luckily her friend lives on the ninth floo...

Woman loses home and important historical site in Bragg Creek

Barb Teghtmeyer lives in the community of Bragg Creek, 30 minutes south west of Calgary. Looking out from the side of where her house is on the edge of the river, you can see where the highway used to be, that’s now washed out. Teghtmeyer grew up the...

Photo of the Day: Sheldon Kennedy helps out with Alberta flood relief

Long time Red Cross supporter and former NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy picked up a shovel and helped out with Red Cross Alberta flood relief efforts in Bragg Creek. The Red Cross has always been a cause close to Kennedy’s heart. Sixteen years...

Annie are you OK?

Annie are you OK? So, Annie are you OK? Are you OK, Annie? Who could forget the lyrics to this 1988 hit by Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal. But just who exactly was this Annie character? And why was Michael asking her if she was OK? 

New London sanitation exhibit to get people talking about poo

Admit it—talk around the dinner table at your house most likely never turns to what happens in the privacy of the washroom. The folks at the London School of Hygiene @ Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are trying to change that with a new exhibition. It’s ...

I’m ready for a disaster, are you?

By Nicole Robicheau As a new Red Cross staff member working with Public Affairs in Ottawa, I’ve recently been going through some of the materials we have on disaster preparedness in Canada.  I’m trained as an ERU delegate, so I’ve learned the skil...

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