Shall we remember them?

Our National Day of Remembrance is approaching and as November 11 draws near, my discontent with the action taken by Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Provincial Command, to stop funding service dogs for wounded veterans, is increasing exponentially with each passing day. Recently, the Legion’s Ontario Provincial Command put a moratorium on the use of Poppy […]

Letters to the Editor for June 30

Paddler sheds light on PTSD service dog funding Good luck to veteran Trevor Petersen as he paddleboards from the Balmy Beach Club to Ottawa to raise awareness for post traumatic stress disorder and funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Meanwhile, I know of more than 200 veterans with PTSD and other operation injuries that […]

Rescuing one to help another

I have been captivated by a wonderful program that rescues dogs and transforms them into elite service animals for Canadian veterans suffering from operational stress injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, amputations, and paralysis. These psychiatric service dogs are given to a veteran free of charge from Meghan Search and Rescue’s Courageous Companions Elite K-9 Service […]