Manitoba News and Stories (Page 3)

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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.

Needs Assessment: 2011 Manitoba Flood Evacuees

Earlier this month, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) asked the Canadian Red Cross to conduct an assessment of the longer term needs of the 2011 Manitoba flood evacuees. Approximately 2,000 individuals were evacuated from six First Nations communities due to flooding that occurred in Manitoba in 2011.

How to stay safe around melting ice

You may think that the spring season is no time to worry about the threat of ice, but the fact is, this can be one of the most important issues to think about around this time of year.

Canadian Red Cross volunteer responds to 2011 flooding in Manitoba

In April 2011, Heather met with a young couple who had a newborn baby. They were given only two hours' notice to leave their home, and had never been evacuated before.

SmartStart taps into the Power of Community

With regional programs like SmartStart, migrants and refugees are able to expand their knowledge and skills while also developing bonds within the community.

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).