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Canada unprepared to deal with refugees' mental health issues, researcher says

Canada is not prepared to deal with the mental health issues many Syrian refugees will bring with them, one of Canada’s leading researchers on resettling migrants said Wednesday. 653 more words

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Two hurt in separate daylight shootings in Sandy Hill, west end

Ottawa police were looking for suspects in two separate shootings two hours apart that sent two victims to hospital.

In the first incident, a 16-year-old boy was in serious but stable condition in hospital Monday after being shot in the face and back with what’s believed to be a shotgun in Sandy Hill. 226 more words

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CHEO, The Royal join forces to deal with crisis in child mental health services

They are showing up younger, sicker and in greater numbers than ever before. Psychiatrists say they don’t entirely understand what is behind the surge in numbers of children and youth turning up at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario with severe mental health problems, from self harm and suicidal thoughts to eating disorders, but health officials are teaming up to get them help more quickly. 786 more words

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Adami: Stroke-disabled boy needs long-term fundraising help to remain with family

Lisa Barrie is a very worried mom.

For the last four months, Barrie has spent full days at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario helping care for her 12-year-old son, Jeffrey Michaud.  727 more words

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49. Hepburn Road

In September I took this picture of a mural by Cheo. There are a couple of things worth pointing out. The first is that he has not included one of his signature bees – perhaps not cool enough for the subject material. 40 more words


'Our city is mourning' for newscaster, philanthropist Max Keeping

Max Keeping’s work was in broadcasting. But his vocation — his life — was in helping.

And that’s how Ottawa remembered him Thursday as news of his death at age 73 rippled across the city. 914 more words

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Adami: Bureaucratic nightmare unfolds for 11-year-old boy awaiting life-saving heart surgery

Matteo Francisco is an 11-year-old Barrhaven boy who will soon need surgery to place a pulmonary valve in his heart that he was born without. 695 more words

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