New Brunswick News and Stories


Canadian red cross set to end registration for financial support program - New Brunswick ice storm

The Canadian Red Cross will stop accepting new applications at the end of this week for emergency financial aid to those most severely impacted financially by the January 24-25, 2017  ice storm and related power outages in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick storm causes power outages; Red Cross supports shelters, warming centres

On January 24-25, 2017, an ice storm in New Brunswick brought down hundreds of utility poles and thousands of kilometres of wires, resulting in widespread power outages initially affecting more than 133,000 homes and businesses. 

Canadian Red Cross volunteers provide ‘care and compassion’ in Moncton

In the days leading up to the service for three RCMP officers killed in the line of duty, the Canadian Red Cross was asked to assist in whatever way possible the thousands of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, paramedics, military personnel and search and rescue volunteers in attendance that day.

Canadian Red Cross New Brunswick Derailment Response

When derailment of a locomotive and 19 of 122 cars of a CN Rail train resulted in fire in several derailed petroleum tank cars forced the evacuation of more than 100 people from homes in a rural area in northwest New Brunswick, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers was in place within hours to help.

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.

Queen's University student to receive Young Humanitarian award

As a student at Fredericton High School, Alisha became a youth facilitator in the Canadian Red Cross' bullying prevention program.

Canadian Red Cross responds to those in need following New Brunswick power outage

Harsh winds moving at more than 100 kilometres an hour tore down power lines in parts of New Brunswick on January 31, 2013, leaving thousands of people without electricity.

New Brunswick school implements Canadian Red Cross anti-bullying program

While parents and educators alike can benefit from exposure to Canadian Red Cross bullying prevention programs, a school in New Brunswick is taking the program to the next level.

Red Cross provides vital aid after Fredericton fire leaves two dozen homeless

A fire on October 7 in the heart of downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, levelled a three-storey building and left more than two dozen people homeless, according to reports.