British Columbia and Yukon News and Stories (Page 2)


National Volunteer Week Profile: Andrew MacPherson

Between shifts as a trauma and emergency physician  in Victoria, B.C. hospitals, helping injured skiers at Whistler-Blackcomb, and representing the Canadian Red Cross at medical conferences around the world, Andrew MacPherson has helped firmly establish the Canadian Red Cross as the number one provider of first aid and CPR training in Canada.

BC, Red Cross prepare for disasters with field hospital

VICTORIA – The B.C. government, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross have brought the Canadian Red Cross Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) training to British Columbia for the first time as they work together to strengthen preparation and response to a catastrophic disaster such as an earthquake.



National Volunteer Week Profile: Loretto Goddue

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.   

Red Cross volunteer to 'Walk the Talk' to prevent bullying

Andy Callicum is a Red Cross volunteer from British Columbia who recently participated in a three-day walk, referred to as "Walk the Talk," to help draw attention to the importance of bullying prevention programs in reducing the occurrence of violence and abuse.

Supported through a family crisis

The Red Cross Family Support Program provides support for parents and caregivers in times of crisis. At British Columbia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) we make a tremendous difference in the lives of many, including Krystal’s, whose baby was born with holes in his heart.

Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic

The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that ten banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic following a major fire caused by a train explosion.

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.

SmartStart students receive Red Cross Rescuer Award

Penny and Golnar are both ESL students at Vancouver Community College, and have taken SmartStart: Community Access to First Aid, a course offered by the Canadian Red Cross. On the same day that they took the class, they rescued a female friend who started coughing and choking.

First aid trainer shares her story

For one first aid trainer, the abilities she gained through her involvement with the Canadian Red Cross helped make a difference in the life of someone in need.

Co-op’s $1 million donation and local employee help gives boost to Red Cross emergency response in Western Canada

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and its 235 member-owned retail Co-ops are donating $1,000,000 over five years to help local Co-ops and the Canadian Red Cross work together to provide effective, community-based emergency response throughout Western Canada. This is the largest single, multi-year donation in the history of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).