November 2013 Archives

Bringing a Dog To Heal

Posted by Christina Harnett

Medric Cousineau is a retired airforce navigator who started having symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a perilous rescue effort at sea.
For more than two and a half decades, Medric struggled to get his life under control, trying treament after treatment, in search of a therapy that would ease the endless anguish.
Nothing worked...until he was paired with a service dog named Thai about 18 months ago.
The change was SO dramatic, Medric resolved to find a way to provide service dogs to other vets living with PTSD.
This past summer he took a long walk to Ottawa to raise awareness and money for the cause.
The walk is now done, but the work is not. Carmen Klassen has our story.


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Stories from Remarkable Women

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week Pauline Dakin brings us conversations with six remarkable women, who are all making a difference in the world.

In each case, the women were following one path when something happened that lead them in a new direction.

They spoke about their lives as part of a panel Pauline hosted last month, in which she got to channel her inner Oprah and ask the women about their "aha" moments.

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Remembering Okanagan

Posted by Christina Harnett

In 1973 the Canadian submarine HMCS Okanagan came within inches of catastrophe.
A British tanker ran over it, tearing into the coning tower, tossing the submarine sideways and back....while the entire crew was inside.
Forty years later, a group of of those submariners from the Okanagan got together.... to remember the past - and to talk about the future of the service they love so much.
A service that has been overshadowed by controversy in the last few years.
Stephen Puddicombe joined them, and then joined Pauline in studio.



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Kate and Ken Stannix

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Easter Sunday 2007 was one of Canada's bloodiest days in Afghanistan.
Six Canadian soldiers were killed when the light armoured vehicle they were in hit a roadside bomb, about 75 kilometers west of Kandahar City.
One of them was Master Corporal Christopher Stannix, 24 years old, a reservist with the Princess Louise Fusiliers in Halifax.
His mother Kate is the Silver Cross Mother in McAdam, New Brunswick during Remembrance Day Ceremonies this year.
His father Ken has rarely talked to the media about their loss.
They both spoke at length to the CBC's Myfanwy Davies recently, about their son and how they've coped with the tragedy of his death.

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