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Boy uses Red Cross skills to save his sister

[slideshow]Here is an injury prevention story from Atlantic Canada that we just had to share with everyone. Ten year-old Brandon Mitchell from Gander Newfoundland was recently presented with a Red Cross Rescuer Award at his school. Last April, his li...

Quakes and storms – now time for some R ‘n R!

*Look out for Food Fridays when Jen Mayville shares Red Cross inspired recipes* No doubt after a week with thunderstorms, a tornado and an earthquake, it’s time for all of us to enjoy a relaxing (and hopefully disaster-free) weekend. My colleag...

Twister touches down

We heard a tornado might strike in Ontario yesterday, and unfortunately it did touch down in Midland. Midland Mayor Jim Downer declared a state of emergency almost immediately after the twister touched down, but the good news is that media reports...

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...

Red Cross recognized by the City of Sudbury

Congrats goes out to our Sudbury branch, after recent recognition from the City of Sudbury for their outstanding efforts following a fire at Balmoral Apartments on February 3. It was approximately -30 degrees when a fire broke out in the apart...

“Dad Was Inspiring”: A volunteer’s tribute to her father

*Special Father's Day guest blog by Canadian Red Cross volunteer Bonnie Dunn-Carver Thank you for letting me share with you a little about my Dad, Jack Dunn. His role with the Red Cross, Sudbury Branch began in 1990.  He was a much-loved volu...

RedCrossTalks top 10 gift ideas for the Red Cross Dad

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to help the last minute shoppers who are looking for that special something for their Red Cross dad. Here are our Top 10 gift ideas for the Red Cross Dad.Gift idea #1: Disaster Diner Gift BasketThi...

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