Alberta News and Stories (Page 5)

Alberta News and Stories

Swimming lessons are for life

An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

Red Cross celebrates Canada Day by supporting flood-affected Albertans

There’s nothing more Canadian than helping others, and that is exactly what Canadian Red Cross volunteers did as they continued to actively support ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the Alberta floods. 

Red Cross announces community outreach strategy for those affected by Alberta floods

Canadian Red Cross today outlined how it will help affected residents recover from the largest floods in Alberta’s history.

Red Cross volunteers called to action for Alberta floods

The call for assistance went out on Thursday evening at 11 p.m. The next day, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster management volunteers had gathered at the Edmonton Red Cross office – bags packed and ready to go.

Canadian Red Cross responding to flood evacuees across Alberta

Canadian Red Cross is responding on multiple fronts as more individuals and families are affected by flooding in Alberta. Canadian Red Cross is supporting the municipalities and communities affected and will continue to work closely with officials to ensure that the basic needs of evacuees are being met. The Red Cross has been mobilizing personnel and supplies such as cots, hygiene kits and blankets to meet needs as requested by the municipalities and counties.

Red Cross Responding to Alberta Flooding

Severe flooding is impacting several communities in Southern Alberta including the city of Calgary, prompting authorities to declare a state of local emergency and order evacuations. In addition to evacuations, power has been shut off for many residents and there are road closures throughout the region.

Mobile home in Alberta destroyed by fire

Jerry Kachenko was in bed on March 3, when her husband, Norm, woke her up at approximately 1:30 a.m., telling her that a fire had broken out in their mobile home.

Canadian Red Cross Merging Brooks and Medicine Hat Locations

The support and services the City of Brooks and the County of Newell has come to expect from the Canadian Red Cross will now be enhanced and supported through the Red Cross office located in Medicine Hat, Alberta effective May 1, 2013.

Calgary couple makes an impact as volunteers for the Canadian Red Cross

For Marcie and Dave Jensen, volunteering has provided a way in which they can assist people affected by life-changing incidents and share new experiences as a couple.

Mom makes a difference as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross

Violence and abuse prevention through education is one of the guiding principles of the Canadian Red Cross.