Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

All paws on deck: Water Safety includes pets

November 08, 2019 - Alberta animal trainer Christie Springs worries people are putting their dogs at risk when recreational activities happen on the water.
 

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BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

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New Water Safety Training to Support Canadians

October 18, 2019 -

From inclusive swim programs to aquatic pet care, a range of new Canadian Red Cross initiatives is helping people stay safe on the water.

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Two Women Receive Award for Saving Man's Life

September 13, 2019 -

The evening in February began as a celebration of the Okotoks Dawgs baseball team at its annual banquet dinner – and ended early when the guest speaker had a medical emergency.

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Red Cross Helps Reunite Cat with Family

September 06, 2019 -

Cindy Taylor and her family had five minutes to evacuate their home in Irvine in southeastern Alberta when a train derailed on the west side of the community. They were devastated when their cat Tigger got off his leash and disappeared.

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Rebecka Blackburn

Leduc teen receives Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award

June 14, 2019 - Leduc teen Rebecka Blackburn is a Red Cross lifeguard and instructor and was a competitive swimmer for eight years. She didn’t hesitate when she saw a man in trouble in the North Saskatchewan river in Devon in July 2018. 

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Reducing the Risk

June 12, 2019 -

With snow melting, sun shining and summer on its way, volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross headed out on the streets and dirt roads of Rocky View County, Alberta in April.

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Volunteer Profile: Wes Jones

March 16, 2018 - This week’s feature volunteer is Winnipeg’s Wes Jones, who has been with the Canadian Red Cross for more than two years.

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Volunteer Profile: Francisco Rodriguez

February 09, 2018 - This week’s featured Manitoba volunteer is Francisco Rodriguez of Winnipeg, who has been a volunteer for about two years.

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ab-fires-oneyear-650x430-min.jpg  In early May 2016, a massive wildfire swept through Fort McMurray

Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

May 03, 2017 - One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.

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