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8 ways to be ready for winter storms and other emergencies

As Canadians, we know winter storms, including blizzards, ice storms and extreme cold, are common this time of year. Some of the risks related to winter weather include extended power outages, treacherous driving conditions and frigid temperatures. Are you and your family prepared for a weather-related emergency?

How to prepare for winter emergencies

Cailin Hodder and members of her Red Cross disaster management team have seen firsthand why being prepared to deal with disasters in the winter is so important.

Cailin, the provincial manager for disaster management in Manitoba, was travelling with some of her team members last winter in a rural part of the province during poor weather when they came across a vehicle that had already been stuck in a ditch for an hour.

Tips for preventing colds and the flu this season

It’s that time of year – when so many of us will be noticing we’re feeling a little run down, maybe a little sniffly, maybe coughing and sneezing a few times – oh no, it’s cold and flu season! 
No one likes being sick, so how can you help prevent it?

Round-up: Updates from Nigeria and Mongolia

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

"Everything aligned" for a dramatic rescue in Squamish, BC

A woman is found frozen in remote Squamish, British Columbia. The story of her rescue seems almost impossible, combining luck with a dedicated team’s refusal to give up. 

Round-up: Updates from Belarus and Central African Republic

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Know the signs of a cold-related emergency, and how to help

Spending time outside is a big part of many Canadians’ winters, but there is need for precautions to make sure everyone stays warm and avoids a cold-related emergency. What’s a cold-related emergency? When a person is exposed to cold temperatures it can cause their body temperature to decrease. 

Looking for a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

The holidays can get pretty busy, so it’s not surprising that many of us are left doing a little last minute gift shopping. Here are some suggestions for gifts to share this season.

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