Quebec News and Stories (Page 5)

Quebec News and Stories

Three students bike 1,300 km for Lac-Mégantic relief funds

A group of three McGill students, recently highlighted on the Red Cross Talks blog, embarked on a 1,300 kilometer bike ride, starting August 2, in an effort to raise money for the victims of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

Red Cross announces updates to the Lac Megantic assistance program

Thanks to donors’ generosity, the Red Cross is doing even more for people affected by the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic. 

Canadian Red Cross provides assistance to Lac-Mégantic survivors

On July 6, a freight train carrying crude oil was derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, causing a series of major explosions and fires to break out in the community.

Lac-Mégantic: How your donations are being spent

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians like you, the Canadian Red Cross has so far been able to help more than 1,230 families affected by the train derailment in Lac-Mégantic. 

The Red Cross announces details of its assistance program for Lac-Mégantic

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and businesses that have so far contributed $7,2 million to assist the Lac-Mégantic community, the Red Cross has developed an assistance program for those affected by the disaster.

Just being able to talk about it helps

Gérard and Monique have been married for nearly 40 years. They live on Champlain Street in Lac-Mégantic, a few metres from the railroad. Their home is in the red zone, which has been evacuated since the terrible night of the train derailment.

The Red Cross outlines its assistance program in support of those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic

The Red Cross is embarking on another stage in its assistance to those affected by the disaster in Lac-Mégantic: outlining its assistance program.

The Red Cross provides assistance to Lac-Mégantic evacuees

A number of expressions come to mind in connection with what happened in Lac-Mégantic during the night of July 6: disaster, nightmare, and so on. 

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.