Alberta News and Stories (Page 3)

Alberta News and Stories

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.

Red Cross provides relief - and lasting memories - for woman in Alberta

Red Cross provides relief and lasting memories for woman in Alberta

A saviour from the Alberta Floods

On the day the floods hit, Vigueras, a mother of three young girls all under the age of ten, risked her life in order to save Carlos’ wife, Julia Elizabeth Santos, and their three-month-old son Derek. 

Alberta Floods 2013: How your donations are spent

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians like you, the Canadian Red Cross has assisted thousands of people affected by floods in Alberta. 

Alberta volunteer receives the Order of Red Cross

Mary-Jane Dawson was recently awarded the Order of the Red Cross, as a result of her hard​ work and dedication to the ideals of the Red Cross.