Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

Newfoundland and Labrador News and Stories

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10 steps to take before flood season

February 20, 2020 - When temperatures rise, especially quickly after a heavy snowfall, we best be ready for our Canadian thaw. When it rapidly warms up, the risk of flooding increases so you – and your home – should be prepared.
 

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Disaster prep on a budget

January 27, 2020 - It’s easy to tell people to have a kit ready for a disaster, but that doesn’t mean it’s always simple for people to put them together. Here is how to get your kit ready without blowing your budget.

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Coping with traumatic events and tragic news

January 10, 2020 - Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming and like it is only getting worse. While there is no standard way to feel or act, there are some ways that you can recognize the signs of extreme stress in yourself and those around you, how you can practice self-care and how you can help support others.
 

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Ice Safety: Know when it’s safe to play

December 18, 2019 - There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. However, precautions can be taken to reduce the risks.
 

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How to heat your home safely

November 13, 2019 - During winter months, heating equipment like portable space heaters are the leading cause of home fires. Follow these tips to ensure you use your heating source safely for a warm and cozy home this winter.
 

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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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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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Thanking our volunteers for their passion, purpose and help

April 15, 2018 - At the Red Cross, we are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their invaluable work and see their passion in helping others every day. We asked a few of our amazing volunteers why they dedicate their time and efforts into helping others and here is what some had to say.

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How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

January 15, 2018 - When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

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