Alberta News and Stories (Page 3)

Alberta News and Stories

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sadness felt by Mona and John Hayes as a massive backhoe plowed under their flood-damaged house in Calgary has swiftly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and celebration.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. 

Treaty Hockey Tournament Recognizes, Celebrates, and Builds on Resiliency

In her colourful Siksika Nation hockey jersey with “Hockey Mama” across the back, Karia Red Gun runs a “loud and proud” family cheering section.

Seniors, still struggling

Jane Sampson has moved seven times in the months since flood waters forced her to flee her High River seniors’ residence. The constant upheaval and uncertainty have taken a toll on the 85-year-old.  

The progress in Alberta: Recovery and restoration

In June 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall triggering catastrophic flooding.  Over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region.  As receding waters gave way to the monstrous cleanup, total damage estimates exceed $5 billion in what has now been deemed the costliest disaster in Canadian history.  

Alberta Floods - holiday happiness in High River

Red Cross offered additional seasonal assistance to help families with the extra stress and financial strain that can come with the holidays.

Alberta Floods - six months on

Six months after severe flooding devastated swaths of southern Alberta, the Canadian Red Cross is still receiving fresh requests for help from people struggling to rebuild their lives. 

Winter Emergency Heat Program (Furnaces and Hot Water Tanks)

The Canadian Red Cross and The Province of Alberta are partnering to meet the needs of families in Southern Alberta impacted by the flash floods in June, 2013, through the Winter Emergency Heat Program.