June 2012 Archives

Leaders in Their Fields

Posted by Christina Harnett

For the next several weeks, Maritime Magazine in the Summer is playing a series of interviews from our colleagues in Cape Breton.

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The Pain of Addiction

Posted by Christina Harnett

Last week on Maritime Magazine, the CBC's Margot Brunelle introduced us to Amy Graves, a young woman whose life changed forever when her brother died after mixing alcohol with the drug dilaudid.

Amy became an activist, making noise - and enemies - in her efforts to bring awareness to the issue of prescription drug abuse.

This week, in part two of her series, Margot introduces us to two people who know first-hand the perils of that kind of addiction....and who challenge our stereotypes about what an addict looks like.

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Amy's War on Drugs

Posted by Christina Harnett

Amy Graves never meant to be a crusader.

But when her brother Josh died...after mixing alcohol and the precription drug dilaudid.... Amy's whole life changed.

Convinced that her brother's death was no accident...and could have been prevented, Amy became a thorn in the sides of police, doctors - and even the local drug dealers.

The CBC's Margot Brunelle brings us Amy's story.

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Richard Colson

Posted by Christina Harnett

Richard Colson has been in court many times; he's spent nearly his entire life behind bars.
But he's still waiting for justice, for abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest, at an institution in Newfoundland.
Now living in Nova Scotia, Colson has spent years hoping for a settlement in his case.
But some legal experts say he may be the product of a chill following the high profile - and prolific - settlements in cases involving the Shelburne Youth Centre.
The CBC's Joan Weeks brings us Richard Colson's story.


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