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When thunder roars, go indoors!

As though an earthquake wasn’t enough for Ontarians today, the Weather Network is warning that we could be in for some major thunder storms with possible hail in Southern and Central Ontario. Like the storm trackers from the movie “Twister,” we’ve be...

Did you feel that?

Did you feel that? That seems to be the question of the day. An earthquake hit eastern Ontario and yes, we felt it! Our headquarters in Mississauga felt the tremors and our national office in Ottawa was evacuated. Thankfully, we work for the Re...

Gift idea #5: So your dad will be ready when the time comes

If you’ve got a dad like Disaster Dude John Saunders, then he will definitely like to receive a disaster preparedness kit. This kit features over 85 essential items that will help support you during the first 72 hours of an emergency. All item...

Gift Idea #8: First Aid for any dad

What dad wouldn’t appreciate his own First Aid kit for his car? Here’s one from Red Cross.  Here is a list of other items that could be included in an emergency car kit.

Science of tornadoes – a fun at-home experiment!

It's tornado season here in Ontario. We normally don’t hear many stories in the news about tornadoes in this part of the world, however, they can and do happen here. We recently saw a taste of Mother Nature’s fury when a tornado touched down in Leami...

Red Cross remembers “Black Friday”

Twenty-five years ago today was a day that many Ontarians will never forget. Known as “Black Friday,” 13 separate twisters crossed Southern Ontario during the late afternoon and early evening, killing several people, injuring hundreds more and cau...

More Red Cross Recipes - introducing "Survivor Sushi"

I was hoping that my recent dinner party for Emergency Preparedness Week would spark some discussions. It did and then some! I have spoken to so many people about preparing for an emergency, eating during an emergency and just eating in general that ...

New Red Cross agreement with the Pickering Fire Services

On May 5th, the Canadian Red Cross and Pickering Fire Services signed a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony at the Pickering Fire Services Headquarters.  With the agreement, the Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance program in Durha...

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