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Canadian Red Cross launches appeal for people most impacted by the Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada fires

May 31, 2023 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada Fires Appeal to support people who are most impacted by wildfires.

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Friendly Calls

Curbing loneliness through Friendly Calls

December 11, 2021 - Over the past 22 months, Canadians have come together to support and uplift one another despite remaining physically distanced by following public health recommendations. 

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Canadian Red Cross awards its highest honour to two Nova Scotians

December 01, 2021 - The contributions of Canadian Red Cross personnel who have volunteered locally and around the world to natural disasters or health emergencies.

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Resources for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 - For the Canadian Red Cross, acknowledging the new national holiday is more than a commitment to reconciliation, it is an opportunity for all of us to deepen our understanding of the events and experiences that contribute towards disparities in the lives of Indigenous Peoples and deepen our understanding of Indigenous cultural strength.

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David Summerby-Murray, Canadian Red Cross local emergency response volunteer.

Red Cross volunteer David Summerby-Murray: unexpectedly applying his infectious diseases training at home

July 13, 2021 - While he never expected a need to apply his expertise regarding infectious diseases in a place like Nova Scotia, that quickly changed with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources for educators and parents to help kids stay safe around water

May 14, 2021 - Parents, teachers and caregivers can all play an important role in keeping children safe when they are in, on or around water. Drowning is preventable. Through education, we can help children enjoy the water safely this summer.

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Feeling stressed? How to handle the ongoing pandemic

April 28, 2021 - There is no doubt it is a difficult time, and many of us are feeling the effects of the pandemic physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund: Update

Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund: Update

April 12, 2021 - In April 2020, Canadians were shocked and saddened when one man impersonating a police officer killed 22 people, injured several others, and set fires to vehicles, houses and other structures at 16 locations in the Nova Scotia communities of Portapique, Wentworth, Debert, Shubenacadie and Milford before an RCMP response team killed the perpetrator.

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Tips for preventing and surviving a home fire

March 13, 2021 - Home fires can happen anytime and anywhere but are most likely to occur during winter in Canada. 

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Cindy Hagen, Shelburne County Warm Line Coordinator

A Warm Line provides a warm shoulder during COVID-19

December 15, 2020 - In southwestern Nova Scotia, the Shelburne County Mental Health & Wellness Association is helping by offering a Warm Line for people in distress. 

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First Aid and CPR courses in your area

Interested in taking a Red Cross First Aid or CPR course? Find a course in your community or online.

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