British Columbia and Yukon News and Stories (Page 3)

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Wildfires in BC

September 11, 2015 - Because of your quick and generous support to the BC Wildfires 2015 fund, the Red Cross was able to help British Columbians who were impacted by this summer’s wildfires.

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Red Cross supports communities impacted by wildfires in BC

August 17, 2015 - As much of British Columbia continues to experience one of the hottest and driest summers in history, the Canadian Red Cross is scaling up its efforts to help people affected by fast-spreading wildfires.   

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National Volunteer Week Profile: Andrew MacPherson

April 10, 2015 -

Between shifts as a trauma and emergency physician  in Victoria, B.C. hospitals, helping injured skiers at Whistler-Blackcomb, and representing the Canadian Red Cross at medical conferences around the world, Andrew MacPherson has helped firmly establish the Canadian Red Cross as the number one provider of first aid and CPR training in Canada.

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BC, Red Cross prepare for disasters with field hospital

September 29, 2014 - VICTORIA – The B.C. government, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross have brought the Canadian Red Cross Health Emergency Response Unit (ERU) training to British Columbia for the first time as they work together to strengthen preparation and response to a catastrophic disaster such as an earthquake.

 

 

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National Volunteer Week Profile: Loretto Goddue

April 08, 2014 -

This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014.   
 

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Red Cross volunteer to 'Walk the Talk' to prevent bullying

November 21, 2013 - Andy Callicum is a Red Cross volunteer from British Columbia who recently participated in a three-day walk, referred to as "Walk the Talk," to help draw attention to the importance of bullying prevention programs in reducing the occurrence of violence and abuse.

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Supported through a family crisis

July 25, 2013 -

The Red Cross Family Support Program provides support for parents and caregivers in times of crisis. At British Columbia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) we make a tremendous difference in the lives of many, including Krystal’s, whose baby was born with holes in his heart.

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Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

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First aid trainer shares her story

April 25, 2013 - For one first aid trainer, the abilities she gained through her involvement with the Canadian Red Cross helped make a difference in the life of someone in need.

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Co-op’s $1 million donation and local employee help gives boost to Red Cross emergency response in Western Canada

April 04, 2013 -

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and its 235 member-owned retail Co-ops are donating $1,000,000 over five years to help local Co-ops and the Canadian Red Cross work together to provide effective, community-based emergency response throughout Western Canada. This is the largest single, multi-year donation in the history of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).

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