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Photo of the Day: finding the perfect fit

Shannon Scully-Pratt, a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Representative in Ontario, shared this photo with us of a recent shopping trip she went on with her young niece for lifejackets. Here, they are trying on lifejackets to find the perfect fit. ...

Keeping hydrated? Reward yourself with some chocolate

Staying hydrated is very important for people living in Central Canada this week. This part of the country is being slammed with a heat wave, with temperatures expected to soar to 40C or more with the humidex. By staying hydrated, you can help...

Keep cool with these cool hats!

With temperatures soaring here in Southern Ontario (it’s expected to feel like 39C in Toronto today), everyone is trying to figure out how to beat the heat. The Red Cross recommends that people drink lots of water and take breaks in order to stay ...

Food Friday – Foods that can quench your thirst

*Every Friday is all about food on Red Cross Talks – everything from Red Cross inspired recipes to emergency food tips and solutions. This week we are  publishing this blog a day early because of the long weekend. The Canada Day long weekend is fi...

Water Safety Week - What’s wrong with this photo?

It’s Water Safety Week. All week, we are providing tips and info on how you can stay safe in, on, or around water this summer. At first glance, this is probably the place you want to be on a hot sunny summer day. Looks safe doesn’t it? But it’s ...

The heat is on, so we’re listening to some cool tunes

Summer -along with high humid temps - has finally made its way to Southern Ontario. The City of Toronto declared its first heat alert of the season today and many communities in the province are expected to have humidex values of 40C. That will defin...

Cool tunes to help you get through the heat

“It sure is hot outside!” With temperatures in the mid-30s, I am sure that is a phrase everyone has said at least once these past few days. In the spirit of this latest heat wave, the RedCrossTalks team has come up with a list of some of our fa...

Refreshing drinks to keep you cool in the heat

With all the warm and sunny weather these past few days, we have been sharing  tips to help you and your family stay safe and cool. It is really important that when the temperatures soar that everyone drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ...

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