Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

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Former Syrian refugee in Calgary giving back through soap fundraiser

June 19, 2020 - A former Syrian refugee in Canada is fighting COVID-19 the best way he knows how - with an ancient family soap recipe. Abdulfatah Sabouni of Calgary’s Aleppo Savon is donating 25 per cent of the proceeds of his new neem-oil soap to the Red Cross’ Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Global Appeal fund.

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Flooding and Other Disasters Amidst COVID-19

June 02, 2020 - Disasters like flooding and fires don’t stop during the COVID-19 pandemic and neither does the support of the Canadian Red Cross. The only thing that has changed is the way we deliver that support. Now, we are helping virtually by phone and online.

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Canadian Red Cross responds to flooding in Fort McMurray area

May 05, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is fundraising and mobilizing after severe flooding swept through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, affecting those in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. 

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People evacuated due to flooding in Fort McMurray and Area asked to register with Canadian Red Cross

April 30, 2020 - In support of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), the Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people evacuated due to flooding in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area to register with the Red Cross Call Centre at 1-800-863-6582, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. MT.

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Leading the Way in Emergency Management 2020

Leading the Way in Emergency Management 2020

February 27, 2020 -

Best practices, fun exercises, new tools and technology, resiliency, volunteer recognition and partnerships.

These are some highlights from the Leading the Way in Emergency Management: Alberta Volunteer Leadership 2020 conference.

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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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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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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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