Red Cross Stories : Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia

Remembering flight Swissair 111

August 31, 2018 - Twenty years ago on September 2, 1998, flight Swissair 111 crashed off Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. An hour after taking off from New York bound for Geneva, a fire prompted an attempt to reach Halifax for an emergency landing but the airliner crashed in St. Margaret’s Bay, killing all 229 passengers and crew.
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Proud to put on the vest and answer the call to volunteer

April 15, 2018 - Thirteen years ago, I looked into volunteering somewhere where I could help people and make a difference in my community.  I feel proud to have made a difference many times and contribute to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.
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National Volunteer Week profile: Krista McNutt

April 11, 2014 -

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

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Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - 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.
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Woman benefits from Canadian Red Cross assistance

May 03, 2013 - 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.
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Youth support the emergency response training centre in Nova Scotia

April 03, 2013 - 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.
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Red Cross helps displaced residents of Amherst find shelter after fire

September 11, 2012 - 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.
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Community health programs improve lives of seniors

August 21, 2012 - 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?
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