New Brunswick News and Stories (Page 2)



Inflatable toys aren’t a substitute for supervision: A day at the beach takes a terrifying turn

August 31, 2019 - At first glance, laying on an inflatable toy in shallow water seems pretty safe, after all, the water isn’t deep and there is a floating toy right there. Recently, a family’s trip to the beach in Nova Scotia proved to be a harrowing reminder of why this is not the case.

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An unexpected ending to a family kayaking trip

August 22, 2019 - Swimming back to shore wasn’t exactly how the kayaking day trip was supposed to end. The water is usually relatively calm in the bay and warm, perfect for kayaking.

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Bessie Froud RC volunteer

New Brunswick family faces floods two years in a row: How Red Cross helps

May 04, 2019 - In the spring of 2018, Bessie Froud and her husband Ray had to evacuate as flood waters inundated their home. Having no place to go, it was the Canadian Red Cross that arranged accommodation during the three weeks they were evacuated.

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Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for flooding relief

May 03, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding.

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How one volunteer is helping in her community and across Canada

April 11, 2019 - Louise Carson is an Emergency Management volunteer in New Brunswick.Volunteering is both her hobby and her passion, and she volunteers with various organizations in her community.

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The Canadian Red Cross helps New Brunswick mother after house fire

January 25, 2019 - After a house fire over Christmas left Treena Smith with nothing, the Canadian Red Cross was there to help.

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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities across Canada

May 17, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross is working with local and provincial authorities to assist thousands of people impacted by flooding in British Columbia and New Brunswick.

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What I wish I had known: Advice for new volunteers

April 18, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross provides communities with support and assistance however our work is only possible with our dedicated volunteers.

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New Brunswick storm causes power outages; Red Cross supports shelters, warming centres

January 27, 2017 - On January 24-25, 2017, an ice storm in New Brunswick brought down hundreds of utility poles and thousands of kilometres of wires, resulting in widespread power outages initially affecting more than 133,000 homes and businesses. 

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