Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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Tribal Council in Saskatchewan trains local first responders

September 09, 2021 - First responders have advanced first aid training which allows them to stabilize a patient until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. In rural and remote communities where EMS can be hours away, having local first responders on the scene can mean the difference between life and death.

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Virtual violence prevention work continues to have impact

August 13, 2021 - The Red Cross Violence Prevention team in Saskatchewan responded to the pandemic in 2020/2021 by working in collaboration with Indigenous communities to deliver virtual workshops on violence and abuse prevention.

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New Health in Emergencies service launched

August 13, 2021 - The Canadian Red Cross was pleased to welcome Briana Mullock, R.N., MBA, to our team in the new role of Director, Health in Emergencies for Saskatchewan in 2020-2021.

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Growing Red Cross program creates connection for isolated seniors

August 13, 2021 - The exponential growth during 2020/2021 in the Friendly Calls program, in both the number of those supported and the volunteers who supported them, shows the need for this Red Cross service in Saskatchewan.

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The Red Cross is there in the wake of a personal disaster

August 13, 2021 - Imagine waking up at 3 a.m. to your neighbour banging on your door, telling you your house is on fire. That’s exactly what happened to an Estevan family earlier this year.

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Differences forge friendly calls friendship

June 11, 2021 - Brought together by the Canadian Red Cross Friendly Calls program, Erma Crouse and Sasha Sadlemyer have forged a strong bond over their six months of weekly phone calls.
The differences between the pair are striking, making their shared connection even more special.

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Water Safety Tips for Safe Summer Swimming from the Canadian Red Cross

June 08, 2021 - The sun is shining, the heat is rising, and it’s time to enjoy all the fun that summer has to offer. But before taking the plunge at the lake or in your backyard pool, the Canadian Red Cross wants you to keep water safety at top of mind this National Water Safety Week.

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Keep Cool and Carry On: Manage summer heat waves

June 02, 2021 - With some scorchers on the horizon, now is a good time for a reminder on how to stay cool and what to watch for in case of overexposure to heat.

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Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Tips for Victoria Day

May 19, 2021 - Victoria Day long weekend is a first chance for many folks to get their docks set up, prep boats for the season, and head out on the open water. The Canadian Red Cross has some water safety tips to help you enjoy the water – safely.
 

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Red Cross Urges Getting Prepared for Emergency Preparedness Week

April 28, 2021 - With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of the potential for wildfires, floods or tornados, so this Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs May 2-8, 2021, is the perfect time to get prepared, just in case.
 

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