Alberta News and Stories (Page 6)

Alberta News and Stories

Canadian Red Cross volunteer saves New Jersey man from choking

Dedicated volunteers like Susan play an essential role in the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to help communities affected by emergencies and disasters.

Red Cross comes to the aid of residents displaced by Edmonton fire

More than 30 people were forced to evacuate from an apartment building in west Edmonton, Alberta, after a fire broke out on September 2.

Community housing programs help keep low-income residents from homelessness

Organizations like the Canadian Red Cross can serve a much-needed purpose, helping low-income individuals, families and youngsters gain access to vital housing services.

Community Projects Fund restores morale following northern Alberta wildfires

The massive wildfires that swept through central and northern Alberta in 2011 left a path of destruction in their wake, decimating the town of Slave Lake and forcing approximately 7,000 people to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer areas.

Residents of Alberta remember 1987 tornado

When dark skies turn to hail, torrential rains and, ultimately, a tornado, the experience can stick in the minds of community members for years.

Refugees find better lives in Canada, but still need a helping hand

The Calgary Herald recently reported on a man named Dhamber Diyali, who came to Canada with his family seeking refuge from Bhutan in 2009.

Many Canadians are concerned about access to healthcare

Every community requires high-quality, accessible healthcare in order to thrive economically and socially.

Canadian Red Cross helped provide relief and assistance to thousands: one year after northern Alberta wildfires

One year following wildfires that devastated northern and central Alberta including the town of Slave Lake, the region is firmly on the path to recover from the largest disaster in Alberta’s history.