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Halloween Red Cross style

It’s the time of the year again soon, when all the ghosts and goblins hit the streets for some trick or treats. But, there is no reason to put on a tired-old witch or ghost costume if you or your kids are unsure of what to be this Halloween. We ar...

Food Friday: Why I love Spam

In a recent Twitter conversation about spam (the junk mail), it came up that Red Crossers tend to talk about Spam (the lunch “meat”) quite often because it's an no-brainer for any emergency preparedness kit. Through the conversation, Red Cross Talk f...

Worldwide Wrap Up

*The Worldwide Wrap-up is courtesy of our friend, Robin Parker from Red Cross in Oregon Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you...

Infectious brain teasers

It's National Infection Control Week in Canada, and with flu season coming soon, it's a good time to brush up on tips to keep cooties at bay. We are putting your knowledge to the test!  Do you know the answers to the puzzles below? (These are cour...

Sudbury volunteer receives a special award from the Province

If you head by the Sudbury branch some time soon, you may see a fancy new volunteer award being displayed. The award is for Ted Giannini, for his 11-years of volunteer service with the Canadian Red Cross. Last  week, Ted was recognized with an...

Chilean Red Cross provides support during miner rescue mission

I am sure that many of you were as glued to your TV as I was earlier this week, while watching 33 trapped miners in Chile be pulled, one at a time, out of the ground to safety. What you may not have seen on TV was the Chilean Red Cross, who was on...

The Ride for Red is on the move

Do you like riding your bike? Do you like it so much that you would bike 4000 km in 40 days in 2 countries to raise $1 million? Well, we have found four individuals who do like it that much. Miss Canada 2009 and three Olympic bobsledders are takin...

Dear Greg...put the toilet seat down!

For the love of humanity, put down the toilet seat!  That was the plea of a disgruntled woman on Twitter challenging her other half to finally lower the seat. The call to action grabbed headlines – and an entire billboard in a busy street in S...

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