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'Community' at heart of military housing case

HALIFAX – The definition of a single word — community — is at the heart of an unusual case involving a Canadian soldier seeking compensation to cover the $88,000 he lost on the sale of his home when the military forced him to move from Alberta in 2010. 607 more words

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Invisible Wounds: If mental health help is there, why aren't soldiers getting it?

If mental health help is there, why aren’t soldiers getting it?

Many of the soldiers Global News spoke with faced hurdles accessing help for their illnesses in times of crisis. 1,690 more words

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Invisible Wounds: Less money to help veterans, more to remember them

Less money to help veterans, more to remember them

The federal government is cutting services for veterans even as it ramps up spending on a publicity program to honour them. 614 more words

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Invisible Wounds: Is the New Veterans Charter working?

Is the New Veterans Charter working?

“I submit publicly and for the record that the Veterans Charter failed us.”

- Thomas MacEachern, widower of Cpl. Leona MacEachern… 1,076 more words

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Invisible Wounds: The unnamed sergeant

The unnamed sergeant

“I lost my kids, my marriage went down the drain, I went bankrupt, lost everything that I had.”

One soldier made it home from Afghanistan only to face a brand new battle. 962 more words

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Invisible Wounds: Capt. Wayne Johnston

Capt. Wayne Johnston

“Stigma gets your soul, it scorches it.”

After 41 years in the Canadian military, Capt. Wayne Johnston is moving on.

At the end of April, Johnston will be medically released from the Canadian Forces. 1,475 more words

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Invisible Wounds: Malcolm Williams

Cpl. Malcolm Williams

“I feel the sensations of being blown up again.”

Malcolm Williams is no stranger to pain.

It was 2006 when Cpl. Williams, deployed to the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, drove over an improvised explosive device. 1,214 more words

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