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The song is personal for her.
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It's up to the person at the scene to evaluate the situation.
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I am hearing about families living in hotel rooms or rental properties as they wait for home repairs, rebuilds or the resolution of insurance claims. I am learning about people getting help for family violence, addiction, and marital breakdown. Job losses are increasing the turmoil. And now, some people are asking for help for the first time, having watched their savings dwindle to nothing.
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When I arrived the first time I was taken aback by the devastation. Rows of charred trees, businesses and entire blocks of homes destroyed. The smell of smoke still lingered in the air. This time, I see full parking lots, line-ups at grocery stores, people going about their lives like they did before the fires.
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Albertans and Canadians -- and even many outside our borders -- have shown a level of giving, selflessness and strength that is hard to imagine. But you have to see that generosity in action to believe it. It's all very, very inspiring.
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Each adult is to receive $600 and each child will get $300.
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There is hardly a town you could live in that doesn't have a paycheque coming from Fort Mac. And while we watch them burn down on live TV, we know that their loss is our loss. Their town is our town. Their fire is our fire even if we don't feel the heat and the flames.
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Where do you put an entire city when a wildfire displaces 88,000+ residents? Alberta has seen more than its fair share of disaster in the past few years, but this is a tragedy of epic proportions and the whole country is looking on, helplessly, trying to figure out what they can do to for the people of Fort McMurray.
I have been fortunate to be able to assist on the ground with disaster relief in communities across Alberta including the Slave Lake fire in 2011 and the Calgary floods in 2013, and I've learned that cash donations, even small ones, are by far the most effective way to help those recovering from a disaster.
Transparency is one of those words that is constantly thrown around in the business world. Many companies make claims of an increased commitment to transparency, but approach these promises under the simplest definition: openness and honesty in business practice.
Forty-seven people were killed and a large swath of downtown Lac-Megantic was destroyed in July 2013.
The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.
VANCOUVER - A B.C. nurse practitioner who was being tested for Ebola will be reunited with her family on Friday after health care workers confirmed she does not have the virus.Patrice Gordon of Rossla...
Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.
When Rose Samaniego first heard about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, her first thought was one of deep worry. She was concerned about the well-being of her mother and ot...
Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.
As the Philippines grapples with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, organizations are co-ordinating relief efforts. Canada will provide as much as $5 million to humanitarian organizations aiding typhoo...
It's all about mommy wars this week. That's what caught my attention. 1. The mommy wars show no sign of dissipating despite the progress we have made as women and moms in society. Sometimes I think t...
As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.
Coming home from the hospital following an illness or surgery can be overwhelming in an already stressful time and it's important to have a plan based on your needs. Who will help you recuperate at ho...
The Red Cross says it has failed to gain access to the beseiged rebel stronghold of Baba Amr in the Syrian city of Homs but was able to carry out evacuations elsewhere in Syria, including other neighb...
Canadian Blood Services is asking for help this holiday season. The organization hopes to ship about 70,000 units of blood to hospitals across Canada this month. Right now, it's about 5,000 donations...
The Canadian Red Cross will help bring aid to the Attawapiskat reserve in Northern Ontario where a state of emergency has been declared due to deplorable living conditions. NDP MP Charlie Angus descri...
The images coming from across the Horn of Africa are bleak: skeleton-thin babies being held by their underfed mothers, crying for food in refugee camps, wasting away in front of the lens. The drought...