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How to prevent kitchen fires: cooking at home during COVID-19

Being stuck at home has us all trying random new things. There was the sudden obsession with home-made sourdough bread that swept the internet earlier this year, and a lot of people have turned to perfecting a craft. I don’t particularly enjoy being in the kitchen, so my lockdown saw me learning to play the ukulele.

Using my international Red Cross experience at home for the COVID-19 response

Since well before the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Canadian Red Cross has been present in countries aroundthe world, working with local Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to strengthen their response to natural disasters and health emergencies. However, with the arrival of COVID-19, 2020 has become an unprecedented year and has led to a shift in our work from an international to a more domestic focus. 

“Helping hand that kept us alive”: How Red Cross helped reunite a family

Meet Hanna, a mother, an artist, and a grandmother who beams of joy. She will welcome you into her home with a warm smile - you may be surprised to learn she is 87 years old and a survivor from World War 2. Hanna was 7 years old when war broke out in Poland in September 1939. She lived with her mother, father, and three siblings. The war took everything from them.

Prepping for storms and hurricanes with technology

While Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the Atlantic coast after causing devastation in the Bahamas and continuing to impact the United States, many Atlantic Canadians are stocking up on essentials and preparing for a significant storm that could bring flooding as well as power outages to the region. In this digital age, there are many tech tools available to help you prepare and safely weather the storm.

House fire safety tips

House fires are one of the most common emergencies experienced by Canadians in their home - and many of these fires occur in the winter months. Taking proper precautions can help prevent fires, and can help keep you and your family safe in the event of a house fire.

Toothpaste for a burn? Definitely not!

Toothpaste for a burn? How about butter?

These ill-advised myths, along with many others, were debunked during an Emergency First Aid and CPR course I took yesterday in Toronto.

Testez vos connaissances en premiers soins

Samedi le 8 septembre est la Journée mondiale des premiers secours. Voilà une belle occasion pour vous rafraîchir la mémoire ou apprendre de nouvelles notions de premiers soins. Vous pouvez compléter ce quiz en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour sau...

L’essentiel d’un garde-manger pour les catastrophes

Les habitants des Îles-de-la-Madeleine qui ont été privés d’électricité pendant plusieurs jours en février dernier et les sinistrés de la Montérégie connaissant l’importance de se préparer pour des catastrophes de longue durée. Et vous ? Est-ce qu...

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