Prince Edward Island News and Stories

Prince Edward Island News and Stories

cancellation notice of summer camps

Due to COVID-19, Canadian Red Cross Cancels Summer Camps

May 19, 2020 - Swimming and water safety camps that have been a summer tradition for children and youth throughout Prince Edward Island for more than 70 years will not proceed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Red Cross swimming shaped my life while saving others

October 02, 2019 - Thirty years ago, in August 1989, Barb McNeill of Summerside, PEI, swam the English Channel, one of 15 Canadians to date and the only one from PEI who has done so. Decades later, her passion for swimming and water safety is perhaps rivalled only by the love of her golden retrievers.

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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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In his words: an interview with a volunteer from PEI

December 11, 2018 - Here we sit down with avolunteer from P.E.I., Jamie MacKay, who shares what he has seen and experienced as a volunteer, and why he does it.

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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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