Nova Scotia News and Stories (Page 3)

Nova Scotia News and Stories

skating on ice

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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Canadian Red Cross volunteer Jason

Using his strengths to give back: Meet Jason, a logistics volunteer

June 03, 2019 - Meet Jason, a Canadian Red Cross volunteer who uses his technical skills to focus on logistics. Volunteers like Jason play a critical role in making sure responses to disasters run smoothly, and the supplies that are needed get where they need to go. 
 

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Red Cross Volunteer Tammy Saunders

In her words: a Nova Scotia fisher finds time to volunteer

May 23, 2019 - Volunteer Tammy Saunders joined the Canadian Red Cross in the spring of 2012. A self-employed commercial fisher, Tammy says the seasonal nature of her work gives her portions of the year that she likes to fill with volunteering.
 

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Remembering flight Swissair 111

August 31, 2018 - Twenty years ago on September 2, 1998, flight Swissair 111 crashed off Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. An hour after taking off from New York bound for Geneva, a fire prompted an attempt to reach Halifax for an emergency landing but the airliner crashed in St. Margaret’s Bay, killing all 229 passengers and crew.

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Proud to put on the vest and answer the call to volunteer

April 15, 2018 - Thirteen years ago, I looked into volunteering somewhere where I could help people and make a difference in my community.  I feel proud to have made a difference many times and contribute to the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross.

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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 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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