Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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Barb Thompson awarded the Order of Red Cross

November 17, 2021 - When it comes to responding to disasters, Barb literally wrote the book for the Red Cross. She organized the process and then trained hundreds of volunteers and staff. If you live in Western Canada and have been affected by a major disaster, Barb has likely supported you, and everyone else affected, providing much needed relief.

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Doug Reid awarded the Order of Red Cross

November 17, 2021 - Doug Reid has been a calm and steady force for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan for the past 14 years. He is always ready and willing to help, whether it’s supporting a home fire or a large evacuation, leading a volunteer board through a time of major change or helping bring a community together to be better prepared for a disaster.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Two Saskatchewan volunteers receive Canadian Red Cross’ highest honour

November 17, 2021 - The Order of Red Cross, the organization’s highest award, recognizes extraordinary people who have provided outstanding humanitarian service at home and abroad. This year, two recipients from Saskatchewan received this distinguished honour.

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A deployment day off

November 09, 2021 - Marina Dovell has plenty of experience decompressing during Red Cross deployments. She started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2015, after retiring from the Saskatchewan provincial government, and deals with stressful situations when on response. She describes her best practices for self-care and destressing during difficult times.

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In 10 minutes, your life can turn upside down.

November 09, 2021 - When lightning strikes, disaster can follow in mere minutes. Elizabeth, her husband, four children and family dog escaped a sudden home fire, and were grateful for the support of the Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance Team in Prince Albert, SK. 

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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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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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