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November is CPR Month: New technologies help bystanders save lives

Technology is changing all around us, sometimes for the better, and sometimes, it seems, just to vex us. But new technologies and new uses for everyday electronics are giving family members, friends and strangers the ability to provide life-saving fi...

Learning first aid an empowering experience

Guest post by Sandra Brunner, a member of the Canadian Red Cross Social Team and a Red Cross digital volunteer I recently had to update my CPR/AED skills to include infants, as I was teaching mom and baby Pilates classes. I thought it would also b...

Photo of the Day: Three Quinte women receive Rescuer Awards in community ceremony

Last Friday three women from Quinte, Ontario were each awarded Rescuer Awards for their actions that helped save the life of a man found unconscious in the water at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Tracy Markland, her daughter Hanna Vance, and Hanna's ...

Staying safe this long weekend

As the long weekend approaches, and people are making their plans for pool parties and visits to the beach, the Red Cross is reminding families about the importance of keeping children safe in, on and around water. People in the Toronto area may r...

Food Friday: Klik with Bunnuck in Moose Cree

Pepperoni pizza. Club house sandwich. BLT. Chili. Salad wrap. All sounds like pretty good food, right? Now, instead of using regular meat or tofu in those dishes, just add Klik. Klik? What’s that, you say? Well, think of it like SPAM’s sister, or the Canadian version of SPAM.

Photo of the Day: Welcoming summer in Nova Scotia

Volunteers from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia sported Red Cross vests, PFDs and even the Buckles mascot outfit as they took part in the annual Apple Blossom Festival parade earlier this month. After all the fun was over, the vests needed...

Special recognition of a local hero who helped save a baby's life

I had the privilege recently of meeting an everyday hero, Constable Peter Morris, during a special banquet to recognize those in our community who advocate and promote first aid and water safety programs. Const. Morris, of Toronto Police, was rec...

Photo of the day: 11-year-old saves his mom’s life

It is said that eating dinner as a family is an important thing to do, but did you ever think it might save your life? 11-year-old Connor McCarthy was having dinner with his family when his mom began to choke and could not breathe. Calmly, Con...

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