Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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. According to the Commissariat aux incendies de la Ville de Québec, 4 in 10 fatal home fires occur between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., when the household is asleep.

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Community grant helps feed immigrant families in Saskatchewan

March 09, 2021 - When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a year ago, it didn’t take long for newcomers to Canada to start knocking harder on the door of the Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre in Saskatchewan.

“People were being laid off from work. Families were struggling to make ends meet..."

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21 days of wellness challenge

March 01, 2021 - Join us from March 1-31 for the #21DaysOfWellness challenge on Twitter!

COVID-19 has made things extra tough this year. It is more important than ever to find activities to help care for your mental health.

Doing something for 21 days is a great way to start a habit of taking care of yourself and working to build your resilience.

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Community ties shine in Red Cross assistance to Saskatchewan family displaced by fire

February 24, 2021 - When Mark Petit fundraises for his local United Way in Estevan, Saskatchewan, he always tells people that giving is important because, “you never know when you might be the one needing help.”

Little did he know that he would need assistance from the Canadian Red Cross, one of the organizations supported by the United Way Estevan, when an October fire forced his family out of their home in the middle of the night.

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Red Cross aide offers friendship in long-term care home

February 01, 2021 - It was a time of both great joy and profound sadness.
For several weeks, Kara Schiestel worked as an Emergency Care Support Aide with the Canadian Red Cross amid the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in a long-term care home in Manitoba.
 

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Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone program helps isolated senior ease pain of loss

December 29, 2020 - WARNING: This story includes mention of a death by suicide.

Ayden Walter is a registered nurse. She’s a newcomer to Regina and was looking to make connections in her community when she discovered the Friendly Phone program on the Canadian Red Cross website.

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Help Support Community with Holiday Give Cards

December 08, 2020 - It is the gift of time. The time to figure out what to do next in the wake of a devastating house fire or flood.
For 207 families in Saskatchewan forced from their homes in 2019-2020, Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance volunteers were there to help by giving a gift of time.

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Saskatchewan volunteer receives Canadian Red Cross’ highest honour

November 26, 2020 - Sandra MacArthur, of Osler, SK, was named a member of the Order of the Red Cross during a virtual ceremony last night.

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Saskatchewan volunteer receives highest Red Cross honour

November 26, 2020 - When you think of extraordinary people, Sandra MacArthur of Osler, SK, certainly fits the bill.

Her dedication as a Canadian Red Cross volunteer over the last 13 years helping others in the midst of disaster was recognized in a virtual ceremony November 25, 2020, during which she was named a member of the Order of the Red Cross.
 

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Saskatchewan donor quietly ensuring help is available

November 13, 2020 - When asked why she thinks donating is important, Jocelyn Souliere has a simple answer. “People need help.”
 

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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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