Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.

Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.

At first reluctant to ask for help, Fort McMurray man finds overwhelming support

Everett Snow is a man who likes to give back as much as he can, and for this he credits the example set for him growing up. 

Building Bridges through Water Safety

A conference can build a bridge, not just between those working in the same industry, but between cultures. This year’s Water Safety conference addressed the way in which different cultures associate with water. One population impacted is Syrian refugees.

Alberta Fires Appeal: Your donation in action

As the Canadian Red Cross continues its response to massive wildfires in the Fort McMurray area, donations from generous and compassionate Canadians from across the country are helping to provide accommodations, food, water and supplies to evacuees. 

Canadian Red Cross responds to inaccurate media reports on Alberta Flood operations

The Canadian Red Cross is a national community-based organization committed to working alongside local partners in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable

Canadian Red Cross responds to fires in Alberta

Massive wildfires have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history with more than 70,000 individuals displaced due to evacuation orders. 

Red Cross returns independence to family affected by 2013 floods

The Red Cross helped return a little piece of independence to a High River family after the 2013 floods damaged their most important means of transportation.

2016 IHL Conference: Questioning Humanitarianism and Security

In 2015, Canada, along with the United States and several countries in Western Europe, opened its borders to thousands of Syrian refugees. 

Library re-opening helps community recover

The re-opening of High River’s restored library represents another milestone in the town’s recovery from the 2013 floods. Recently, the rebuilt and renovated High River Centennial Library officially opened its doors again.