Nova Scotia News and Stories

Nova Scotia News and Stories

Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund continues to assist families

October 17, 2020 - In the overnight hours of April 18-19, 2020, Canadians were shocked and saddened by unthinkable tragedy when one man impersonating a police officer killed 22 people.

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Canadian Red Cross opens a Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund

April 22, 2020 - Canadians were shocked and saddened by the tragic events that unfolded in the overnight hours of April 18-19, 2020, in Nova Scotia.

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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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Red Cross volunteer Brandy Cherarmie

In her own words: She joined the Red Cross after living through Hurricane Katrina, now she helps others impacted by disasters

August 20, 2019 - Brandy Cherarmie lived through Hurricane Katrina, where she saw firsthand the help that the Red Cross provides. Since then, she has joined as a volunteer and has travelled around Canada helping people impacted by emergencies and disasters. 
 

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Red Cross volunteer Suha Nassour

In her own words: volunteer Suha Nassour shares why she gives back to her new community

August 07, 2019 - Suha immigrated to Canada and wanted to give back to her community so she volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross in the HELP program and has assisted in public education through emergency preparedness presentations.
 

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