Alberta News and Stories (Page 2)

Alberta News and Stories

Alberta Flood Permit Grant Program extended through 2015

It's a Christmas present Janet Boyd has been waiting for. The Calgary senior’s home, is finally rebuilt 18 months after the Alberta floods destroyed it. 

Holiday Help in High River

With the holiday season approaching, many High River families are still reeling financially as they try to put their lives back together after the Alberta floods of 2013.

High River home repairs

Chuck Shifflett’s house stood for more than a century in High River until last year’s floods nearly swept it into the history books.

Rebuilding After the Alberta Floods: Flood Permit Grant Program

More than a year after the Alberta floods, a Calgary senior feels hopeful for the first time as re-building finally begins on her home. (Photo credit: J. Keith Howie)

Stay in school: Backpacks for children

Settling six children in Calgary schools this fall is an ongoing challenge for Chasity Daniels as she struggles to find a large, affordable home in the city’s tight rental market. Last year’s Alberta floods damaged the family’s home on the Siksika Nation and eventually forced them to move.  So, the recent offer of bright, new backpacks filled with school supplies was a welcome surprise.

Alberta Floods: Red Cross supports Neighbour Day celebrations

Because Red Cross recognizes the importance of community spirit, resiliency and the contribution of volunteers, it offered small grants to flood-impacted community associations organizing Neighbour Day events in Calgary. 

Rebuilding after the Alberta Floods: Demolition party in Erlton, Calgary

Not many people would celebrate the demolition of their home. But any sadness felt by Mona and John Hayes as a massive backhoe plowed under their flood-damaged house in Calgary has swiftly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and celebration. 

Red Cross building communities back stronger after Alberta floods

The Canadian Red Cross is moving forward with plans to help build affected communities back stronger while also supporting hundreds of families still struggling to recover almost one year after the Alberta floods.

Alberta flood outreach continues: Going door to door

On doorsteps once submerged by floodwaters, Alberta residents and the Canadian Red Cross now trade advice and hugs for those feeling anxious this spring. (Photo:  © 2014 J. Keith Howie / Paragon Corporation Inc.)

Flood Permit Grant Program launched May 1

The Canadian Red Cross and the City of Calgary are working together on Flood Permit Grant Program to assist residential property owners still facing financial challenges repairing, restoring or rebuilding their homes after the June 2013 floods.