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Unfortunately, the season doesn't end happily for everyone. While the number of boating related fatalities has decreased over the last 10 years. According to Canadian Red Cross statistics, an average of 125 Canadians die each year while boating.
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When people talk about disasters, many focus on the earliest terrifying moments -- images of families in Alberta fleeing the wildfires, and wading through chest-high water from flooded homes in High River, or the rubble and wreckage where homes once stood in the days following the earthquake in Nepal. The often misunderstood reality is that the initial days, weeks and even months after a destructive event are just the start of a long, painful recovery.
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To date almost $200 million has been allocated for people of Fort McMurray.
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"We were a little puzzled because of the wording of the message."
"We would not do this if it was not safe to do so."
When Canada's Development Minister Bibeau joins with world leaders in Istanbul later in May for the World Humanitarian Summit, she will have a lot of very critical issues to consider. One of the leaders' High-Level Round Tables, entitled "Managing Risks and Crises Differently," will focus on disasters, climate change and community resilience.
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Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh presented a $5,000 donation to the Alberta fire relief.
Each adult is to receive $600 and each child will get $300.
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Collapsed buildings are everywhere. Families huddle in the ruins, while aid groups struggle to keep up with people's basic needs for food, water, medical care and shelter. I can see humanitarian aid is helping, but it is never a long-term solution. So much more is needed.
Here's what the money will go toward.
The United States has a nation-wide network that alerts its citizens through just about every communications device possible when natural or man-made disasters have hit, or are about to hit. Not us lulled Canadians. Albertans can boast they're in pretty fair shape after the establishment of the Alberta Emergency Alert, created after a tornado swept through Edmonton in 1987, killing 27 people. Alberta is ready. The rest of Canada isn't.
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