Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

Nicole Greville

Lives free from violence: Safe homes, safe relationships, safe communities

December 10, 2019 - An interview with Nicole Greville, a family violence outreach manager based in Fort McMurray, who is working to address domestic, family, and sexual violence. Nicole's work is supported in part by the Canadian Red Cross. 

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Helga Bender volunteer

In her own words: First time in the field with the Canadian Red Cross

December 04, 2019 -  “Can you deploy for the Manitoba snowstorms?” The text arrived on Saturday while I was in a crisis management class.  By Monday, I was in the air, flying to Manitoba on my first response with the Canadian Red Cross!

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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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