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Peggy Curran: Suicide's painful aftershocks

“More sad news.”

The subject line in the email from one of my oldest friends was a chilling warning.

Four months after she buried her mother, Maureen was writing to say her 54-year-old brother had taken his own life. 846 more words

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64th Annual B'nai Brith Dinner sets record

The challenging economic times ahead could very well prove difficult for fundraisers. Apparently this is not the case for our good friends in the Jewish community. 698 more words

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Obituary: Adam Hutt (1990-2014) found his calling working in life as Senate aide

Adam Hutt followed in his grandfather’s footsteps the first day he arrived to work on Parliament Hill.

Working for the leadership of the Senate Liberals, Hutt was going to work in the Centre Block, not too far from the East Block where his grandfather had occupied an office, building a reputation as the civil servant John Diefenbaker listened to on foreign affairs issues. 840 more words

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How can we help first responders in crisis? Ontario announces a summit

TORONTO – Amid a growing number of first responder suicides, and as more and more of their colleagues come forward about their struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, the Ontario government is holding a summit to discuss what to do. 620 more words

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Brandon bids adieu: War museum curator revived interest in collection (with video)

Laura Brandon had a life-changing experience in 1984 when she journeyed from her Prince Edward Island home to the old Canadian War Museum on Sussex Drive while preparing her master’s thesis on Pegi Nicol MacLeod, an Ottawa artist famous for her Second World War paintings. 793 more words

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