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Asia, Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide, Nepal Earthquake, Red Cross -

  Red Cross teams in Nepal are continuing to provide life-saving assistance to those affected by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. Many of the individuals in need were already struggling to cope after an earthquake shook the region on April 25. At the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) field hospital located high up in the mountains in Dhunche, the team witnessed a dramatic landslide when a nearby hillside collapsed into the valley below.   Continue reading here:

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boating, boating safety, lifejacket, Red Cross, water safety -

TORONTO - The province has seen a 10-year drop in boating fatalities, the Ontario Provincial Police reports. But of the 20 deaths last year, 17 may have been avoided if the victim had been wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) or life jacket, police say.   Read more here:  

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Lifejackets: Saving spectacular beards and  the men who grow them since the 1850s.  The first modern lifejackets were cork vests that began saving the lives of the men who wore them back in the 1850s. No one knows how many lives lifejackets have saved since then. But we do know that each year in Canada, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities. Lifejackets have been around this long for a reason: THEY WORK.  When it comes to lifejackets or PFDs, close by isn’t close enough. Choose to WEAR your lifejacket or PFD and make every boating outing a...

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