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“Bee”coming the next humanitarians

Bees are little honey-makers, pollinators and picnic-pests. But, we found out this week that the insects can also be humanitarians. What’s all this buzz about? Well, like dogs, bees rely heavily on scent for day-to-day activities. A worker bee’s t...

The Red Cross Round-up

*The Red Cross Round-up is written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross* Taking the lead from our friends at the American Red Cross, we are launching a Canadian version of the Red Cross Round-up. The Round-up wi...

Saving lives with “Stayin’ Alive”

November is CPR Month. All month the team at Red Cross Talks will be sharing CPR-related stories and info. Stay tuned for more! Earlier this year, while taking a CPR course, my instructor Chuck used what I thought was an innovative tool to le...

Remembering the man with the vision

Today marks the 100 years since the passing of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross movement. As we saw earlier this week, Mr. Dunant sure had a wicked-awesome  beard. But, what are some other noteworthy facts about this Swiss businessman an...

Cool new way to see inside a disaster

Last night, the makers behind an upcoming documentary called Inside Disaster launched a powerful tool that allows each of us the opportunity to experience the Haiti earthquake from the perspective of those involved, including aid workers, journalists...

Go Dunant yourself, seriously

Has anyone ever told you that you look vaguely like Red Cross Movement founder Henry Dunant?  Have you wondered if that actually is the case? Our friends at the Austrian Red Cross have come up with a solution. To commemorate the 100 years since th...

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...

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