Freedom defended at No. 2 Battalion Memorial tribute

PICTOU — A retired educator who grew up in New Glasgow returned to Pictou County to stress freedom’s elusiveness during the Black Battalion Memorial Tribute. Margaret States shared her thoughts during the service on Saturday at the 26th commemoration ceremony for members of the No. 2 Battalion Construction Engineers that takes place each year at...

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Local veteran opening eco-adventure park for fellow veterans

Peace and bliss can be hard to find when many everyday things can be a trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To help aid in healing and relaxation for those who face the same challenges and experiences, Tyson Bowen is creating an eco-adventure park for fellow veterans. Having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005...

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Communication as a Post-Trauma Therapy

 “I started to lose confidence in myself and the people around me. I saw myself looking for danger in my surroundings. I lost my purpose in life, lost my direction, life lost its value.” Individuals living in a post-traumatic state, or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often face persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of...

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Bikes for the wounded

EDITOR’S NOTE: DUE TO THE IMPENDING WET WEATHER ON SATURDAY AND THE SAFETY OF THE BIKERS COMING IN, ORGANIZERS HAVE RESCHEDULED THIS EVENT TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE SAME HOURS AND IN THE SAME LOCATION ON SUNDAY. Coming home from Vietnam, Rev. Gary Sinclair never thought he would receive the negative attention he did, or...

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