Nova Scotia News and Stories

Nova Scotia News and Stories

Proud to put on the vest and answer the call to volunteer

Thirteen years ago, Karen Saulnier looked into volunteering to help people and make a difference in her community.  The Canadian Red Cross is grateful for her many contributions to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.

Online search finds a Red Cross treasure

What began as an online search for a mannequin to be used in a small display of historical items at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, building has reacquainted us with a long-retired volunteer who had an exceptional history with the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia.

The Halifax Explosion: birth of Canadian Red Cross disaster response

The Halifax Explosion marked the first Canadian Red Cross involvement in domestic disaster relief – an activity that would become a core element of its work and continues to this day.  

National Volunteer Week profile: Krista McNutt

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

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.

Woman benefits from Canadian Red Cross assistance

For one woman who fled from her native country of Kosovo, the Canadian Red Cross' assistance provided relief and resources when she needed them most.

Youth support the emergency response training centre in Nova Scotia

In an effort to help the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia, youth, like Halifax high school student Samantha Miller, became involved with the Red Cross Cold Campout.

Red Cross helps displaced residents of Amherst find shelter after fire

A devastating fire on August 26 that began in an apartment complex in Amherst, Nova Scotia, has left nearly 40 people homeless and the community reeling.

Community health programs improve lives of seniors

Is there a senior citizen in your life who is struggling with a serious medical issue or is unable to meet the financial demands of living independently?