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Why do we need to vote?


It is with special privilege that I repost a blog under A VETERAN’S VOICE by Wolf William Solkin found on Canadian Veterans’ Advocacy web site. Wolf is a World War II veteran, currently residing at St. Ann’s hospital in Montréal. … Continue reading

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WE CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON MEFLQOUINE


Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading

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Dr. Remington Nevin has chapter on Mefloquine and PTSD published


We now have expert confirmation of the horrors so many are suffering from the after effects of the anti-malaria drug, mefloquine or Lariam. If you go to Dr. Nevin’s web site, you can download the chapter in pdf format. http://www.RemingtonNevin.com/site/publications.htmlContinue reading

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Coming Back Home and A Veteran’s Point-of-View blogs to carry on PTSD Forum as HOMECOMING VETS website retires


I was standing on the Waverley Bridge at Bowmanville, Ontario, on the Highway of Heroes as the military funeral procession passed underneath and thought, “At last Canadians are recognizing the sacrifices our military make,” and then wondered, “What about the living? … Continue reading

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Series: A Veteran’s Point of View on PTSD or OSI. Part 3


  In this posting, Robert Simpson explains how he began his support group and lays down the groundwork for setting up peer support that works for both veterans /military/police and their families. BONNIE ___________ HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR SUPPORT GROUP This … Continue reading

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New focus for Homecoming Vets to meet PTSD needs


The number of veterans and currently serving military are more plagued with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder now that the Afghanistan War is being closed down for Americans and Canadians. In Canada, the lack of empathy within the military services … Continue reading

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Special play about PTSD — KILL ZONE A LOVE STORY — to be produced in Halifax


Wanda Graham got in touch with me through our comments on Homecoming Vets, and I want to thank her for telling us about this incredible theatre project being produced in Halifax from June 12 – 16, 2013. First, an explanation as … Continue reading

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New Series: A Veteran’s Point of View on PTSD or OSI


In this new series, Veteran Robert Simpson represents all military people who are suffering/coping with post-traumatic stress disorder or the more modern term operational stress injury. His intent is to help you face it and understand that there is government … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Hope for 2013


Kenneth H. Young CD has written many times for Homecoming Vets and I am reposting his New Year’s Message for all to read. Thank you, Ken, for your steadfast love and support of your brothers and sisters, and your stalwart … Continue reading

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Hallmark helps Canadian military families connect with deployed loved ones this holiday season


I received this press release December 19, 2012. BONNIE TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ – Although nothing can replace being home for the holidays, Hallmark Canada is helping to connect Canadian troops with their loved ones back home. Teaming up … Continue reading

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