Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

The Red Cross Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety program in Saskatchewan

March 16, 2020 - The Red Cross Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety program has been running in Saskatchewan since 2016. Since then, more than 1,600 youth in 27 communities have learned how to be safer in, on, and around water.

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Using the Red Cross app to help a stranger

January 17, 2020 - Long-time paramedic, Lyle Karasiuk, was taking a routine call for a person lying on a street in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. When he arrived, he found three people - a man lying on the ground, one woman standing and talking on her phone, and a second woman crouching beside the man scrolling on her phone.
 

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Warmth and help after an apartment fire in Saskatoon

December 09, 2019 - It was late February 2019, in Saskatoon. The night was freezing, and Samantha was standing outside in her shorts behind because the fire alarm was blaring, and thick smoke was filling the hallways of her apartment building.

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Help Red Cross choose its 2020 Saskatoon Humanitarians of the Year

December 04, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross is seeking nominations for the 2020 Saskatoon Young Humanitarian of the Year and the 2020 Saskatoon Humanitarian of the Year.

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BC Fires 2017

Giving Back as a Volunteer / Giving Back with Co-op Give Cards

November 04, 2019 - For Ross Pratt it was an easy decision to leave Regina and volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross as the organization supports evacuees from the B.C. wildfires.

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Helping your community be ready for disasters

October 31, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of responding to disasters and works alongside all levels of government to help those affected. The Red Cross augments the capacity of local authorities to ensure impacted communities receive the help they need as effectively and efficiently as possible.
 

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2019 Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year announced

September 18, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that John Hopkins is the recipient of the 2019 Regina Humanitarian of the Year award. Hopkins will receive the award at the annual Power of Humanity Awards Reception in Regina on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

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A fishing trip gone wrong and how lifejackets saved everyone

August 29, 2019 - Jim and his wife always remind their friends how important it is to wear their lifejackets when they go out on the water.

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Suggashi family from Pikangikum First Nation

Forced from their homes, Pikangikum residents find respite with the Red Cross

August 29, 2019 - On July 7, 2019, heavy smoke from nearby forest fires forced the community of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario to evacuate. Saskatchewan opened its doors and for two weeks, 426 evacuated people were hosted at the University of Regina campus.
 

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Building capacity to better respond to emergencies in northern Saskatchewan

July 03, 2019 - Having local volunteers who know their neighbours and their community helps disaster responses go more smoothly.

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