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Durham Region Red Cross volunteer heads to Haiti on aid mission

Guy Lepage, of Ajax, leaves Aug. 19 for Haiti on a four-week aid mission with the Canadian Red Cross. In Haiti, Guy will be working with other international Red Cross volunteers and delegates to do training sessions with the Haitian Red Cross. He ...

Timmins volunteer accompanying important Red Cross shipment to Pakistan

Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Carole McIntyre, has been given a special task.  She is en-route to Pakistan today with $1 million of emergency supplies to help with relief efforts following extensive flooding across the country, which has affected ...

Poison ivy takes on the Disaster Dude

Our Disaster Dude John Saunders recently had a brush with poison ivy. He was trying out his green thumb in the garden, grabbed a handful of weeds to toss and suddenly felt his hands burning. To his surprise, he realized he had grabbed a handful of po...

Meals for any disaster

[slideshow]Yesterday, we held our first ever Disaster Dining Challenge. The contestants’ culinary skills and know-how didn’t disappoint. Since it’s Food Friday, we thought we would share some of our favourite dishes from the contest. Maybe some of...

A fire chief and his trifle

Toronto Fire Platoon Chief, east command, Norm Clements didn't take home the golden spoon, but the judge declared his recipe the best dessert of the Disaster Dining competition. Take a look to see how this firefighter played to the judge's sweet toot...

Disaster Dining photos

Check out these photos from our Disaster Dining event today, launching a 3-week in-store campaign at Walmart in support of Canadian Red Cross local disaster relief operations. Competitors had 30 minutes to prepare their best dish using only foods tha...

Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

Watch the Emergency Social Data Summit online

There is no question that popular social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing the way people communicate. It’s even changing the way that people call for help or share news. Consider this: when a small earthquake was felt in some p...

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