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Cool tunes to help you get through the heat

“It sure is hot outside!” With temperatures in the mid-30s, I am sure that is a phrase everyone has said at least once these past few days. In the spirit of this latest heat wave, the RedCrossTalks team has come up with a list of some of our fa...

Canada Day festivities from the first aid tent

[slideshow] If you were celebrating Canada Day on Parliament Hill last Thursday, you probably noticed Red Cross volunteers around. They are members of the First Aid Service Team (FAST) who were working alongside the Ottawa Emergency Services and RCM...

Tips for a safe summer

There’s been some sad news in Scarborough this week about two teen-aged boys who were swimming in a condo pool. One of the boys died, while media reports the other is in hospital. These are not the first drownings (or near-drownings) of the season...

Celebrate Canada Day the Red Cross way

It’s our national holiday. Time to celebrate! Whether you are going to the beach, the cottage, a camp site, or staying close to home, here are some items us Red Crossers like to have on hand to keep us safe while having fun (plus they are our favo...

RespectED in profile

*Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind Last week an excited and committed group gathered in an Aurora, Ontario hotel room for four days to get to know each other, eat some Thai food, share some laughs and receive some important trai...

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...

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