Alberta News and Stories

Alberta News and Stories

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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Small Businesses Receive Second Phase of Financial Assistance after the Alberta Wildfires

February 22, 2017 - More than 1,600 eligible small businesses are receiving financial assistance after the second phase of the Canadian Red CrossSupport to Small Business Program.

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At first reluctant to ask for help, Fort McMurray man finds overwhelming support

October 26, 2016 - Everett Snow is a man who likes to give back as much as he can, and for this he credits the example set for him growing up. 

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Building Bridges through Water Safety

October 20, 2016 -

A conference can build a bridge, not just between those working in the same industry, but between cultures. This year’s Water Safety conference addressed the way in which different cultures associate with water. One population impacted is Syrian refugees.

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Alberta Fires Appeal: Your donation in action

June 02, 2016 - As the Canadian Red Cross continues its response to massive wildfires in the Fort McMurray area, donations from generous and compassionate Canadians from across the country are helping to provide accommodations, food, water and supplies to evacuees. 

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