Saskatchewan News and Stories

Saskatchewan News and Stories

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Checking in to stay connected during COVID-19

May 07, 2020 - In keeping with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, Saskatchewan, volunteers have already made more than 200 wellness check phone calls to people with vulnerabilities being supported in self-isolation.

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Shauna Stanley Seymour dancing with 4-year-old Clark at the University of Regina during the 2019 eva

On the Frontlines When Disaster Strikes

April 16, 2020 - Red Cross volunteer describes what it's like to help during a large-scale response.

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Friendly phone calls make all the difference

April 06, 2020 - A couple of years ago, Gwen Schick retired. She discovered that she missed meeting people in the course of her travels for work. So, Gwen started volunteering as a Friendly Phone volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan.

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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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Fluffy recruits provide comfort during times of emergency

February 13, 2020 - A fluffy friend in a time of need! Read how Red Cross teddy bears make a difference during disasters and emergencies

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Saskatchewan company leads the way in offering psychological first aid training for employees

January 22, 2020 - Read how a company in Saskatchewan is providing mental health tools for employees. 

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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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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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