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Are you prepared for the Canadian National Exhibition?

The Canadian National Exhibition opened in Toronto last Friday and with the threat of the end of summer looming in the distance comes with it a dangerous combination of carnival games, food, and rides. Here at the Canadian Red Cross, we’ve put...

Tech Talk: Staying smart with your phone this long weekend

With the August long weekend coming up, many of us will be heading to the cottage or the campground. Whether you’re lounging on a boat, playing volleyball at the beach, or sitting around the campfire, we’ve discovered some great smartphone applicatio...

A ‘weirding’ climate, here and around the world

http://vimeo.com/22297884 ‘Climate change’. We’ve all heard the discussions and debates, but if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to wrap your mind around how an increase of a few tiny degrees can wreak such havoc on this beautiful world of ...

Keeping kids cool this summer

*Our friends at momstown.ca recently posted this blog by our own water safety expert, Shannon Scully-Pratt. We wanted to share this important information with you on how to keep kids cool this summer. We’ve had a series of heat waves across the coun...

Photo of the Day: Wildfire warnings

*Entry by Gina Holmes, Public Affairs team, Ottawa* We wanted to share this cute photo from the American Red Cross of Smokey the Bear who indicates that the fire danger in Montana was extreme. Thousands of people have been affected by the wildfires ...

Photo of the Day: In the heat, drink water before you tweet

We saw this cartoon on Mashable, and thought we had to share it with you.  It’s really funny, but it’s also an important reminder for all of us to take care ourselves as parts of Canada continue to experience extreme heat. Don’t forget to drink l...

Food Friday: What to cook when it’s boiling outside

They’re baaaacck! The hot temperatures that is. Once again this summer, Toronto is under an Extreme Heat Alert. And, recently, other parts of the country have also faced record high temps. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do ...

Red Cross responds: beat the heat

Yesterday, Toronto reached a record high of 36.3 C, beating the old record of 36.1 C which was set back in 1955. When there is a heat alert on days such as this, Red Cross volunteers in Toronto hand out water to the city's most vulnerable communities...

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