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Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

CPR

A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.

“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.

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More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

More Flood Evacuees from Long Plain First Nation Return Home

Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

More flood evacuees from Long Plain First Nation have returned to their homes.

The Canadian Red Cross says more than 60 of the 101 evacuees were allowed to go home on Wednesday. They had been staying in hotels in Portage la Prairie.

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Waywayseecappo Flood Evacuees Return Home

Waywayseecappo Flood Evacuees Return Home

By Sarah Klein

St. Francois Xavier Flooding
Caron Drive in St. Francois Xavier west of Winnipeg on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Flood evacuees from Waywayseecappo First Nation have returned home after being forced out due to rising water earlier this month.

The family of four had been staying in Russell, Manitoba but were able to check out on Monday.

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Red Cross Assisting Manitoba Flood Evacuees, Carman Clean-Up Efforts

Red Cross Assisting Manitoba Flood Evacuees, Carman Clean-Up Efforts

Carman Flooding
The swollen Boyne River in Carman, Manitoba on Monday, April 3, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Red Cross is providing continued support to evacuees forced from their homes due to flooding on several Manitoba first nations.

About 20 people were evacuated from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation in southwestern Manitoba on Wednesday. They are staying at a hotel in Brandon.

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Red Cross Ships Baby Supplies to Shamattawa First Nation

Red Cross Ships Baby Supplies to Shamattawa First Nation

Shamattawa Fire
A fire in Shamattawa, Manitoba on Thursday destroyed the community’s Shamattawa’s only grocery store, along with the band office, post office, radio station and local 9-1-1 centre. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Red Cross has shipped additional baby and food supplies to a northern Manitoba community after a fire last week.

The fire on Shamattawa First Nation — deemed to be arson — destroyed the community’s only grocery store.

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Wildfires Force More Than 2,000 to Flee Manitoba Communities

Wildfires Force More Than 2,000 to Flee Manitoba Communities

Canadian Red CrossMore than 2,000 people have been evacuated in northern Manitoba due to wildfires continuing to spread.

The evacuation orders were issued Thursday afternoon by the communities of Easterville and Chemawawin First Nation, 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due to smoke and threat from a fire that has moved to within half a kilometre of the community.

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Red Cross Recognizing Manitoba’s ‘Humanitarian of the Year’

Red Cross Recognizing Manitoba’s ‘Humanitarian of the Year’

Canadian Red CrossDo you know someone worthy of being named a humanitarian of the year?

The Canadian Red Cross has opened up nominations to identify Manitobans deserving of that very honour.

“Each year, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to honour Manitobans who have harnessed the power of humanity to improve the lives of individuals at home and abroad,” said Shawn Feely, Canadian Red Cross vice-president, Manitoba and Nunavut.

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Manitoba Students Connect in ‘Day of Pink’

Manitoba Students Connect in ‘Day of Pink’

Canadian Red Cross - Day of PinkStudents at five Manitoba schools will connect today for Canadian Red Cross’s Pink Day.

Pink Day co-founder Travis Price will present to students at Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg, while others from schools in MacGregor, St. Norbert, Black River and Wanipigow join in via a live stream.

Also speaking to the students will be Winnipeg Blue Bomber Matt Bucknor, who has received bullying prevention training from the Red Cross and has been delivering that training to students in parts of Manitoba.

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