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How to prepare in case of a tsunami

A tsunami warning was issued overnight for people living in coastal regions of British Columbia following a strong earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Fortunately, the warning was later lifted with no damage was reported. However, it did spark renewed interest in how to best prepare for tsunamis and what to do in case of a tsunami warning.

As temperatures decrease, fires increase: Red Cross fire prevention tips

​In winter, fires are already more likely to occur, but a recent cold snap resulted in an increase in responses, largely due to the use of space heaters and wood stoves. Throw candles, dry trees, and kitchen fires into the mix and you get an explosive cocktail.
 

How to host the perfect dinner party without power

I live in the countryside where power outage happens quite often, especially in wintertime. I love to have friends and family over; actually this house is made to throw dinner parties! So when I invite people over, I don’t want an annoying power outage to force me to cancel at the last minute! Here are a few tips for an unforgettable party without power. 

Training helps Red Crosser Cliford Monfort help families in Haiti

In Haiti, Cliford Monfort has helped to respond to disasters including the 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and most recently Hurricane Irma in 2017. 

How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

Join Red Cross Pink Day and be someone's hero

Would you be someone’s hero? If you witness bullying, whether it’s in the school halls, playgrounds or online, we encourage you to take a stand against it by speaking up if it is safe to do so. Join thousands across Canada uniting again for the annual Red Cross Pink Day on February 28.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross continues to provide life and livelihood-saving support to drought-affected communities in southern Ethiopia

One of the greatest risks for the people affected by drought in southern Ethiopia is the loss of their livestock; their livelihoods. 

How innovation is shaping the Red Cross response in Bangladesh

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. In the humanitarian sector, particularly in emergencies, innovations often come about in response to a specific challenge that forces organizations like the Canadian Red Cross to adapt and change processes.

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