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New documentary offers hope to all types of PTSD sufferers

New documentary offers hope to all types of PTSD sufferers

Stephen O'Brien lives a life of “thankfulness and depression” as he struggles to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. The retired soldier and Glace Bay native is in Patrick Reed's new fascinating, multi-faceted documentary PTSD: Beyond Trauma, airing Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV's The Nature of Things.
PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Calm weather on weekends crucial to keeping Big Lift on schedule

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Calm weather on weekends crucial to keeping Big Lift on schedule

Will the Big Lift be completed on time this fall? The answer — to wheel out a well-worn refrain — is blowing in the wind. “If we get snowstorms in the middle of the week, and high winds in the middle of the week, but the weekends look good, we should be good,” says Jon Eppell, Halifax Harbour Bridges’ chief bridge engineer.
Eskasoni men's rescue of dog that fell through ice caught on video

Eskasoni men's rescue of dog that fell through ice caught on video

ESKASONI — Two men were captured on video rescuing a dog who fell through ice into cold water near Eskasoni on Monday.
Grounded tanker Arca 1 restricted from sailing during federal inspection

Grounded tanker Arca 1 restricted from sailing during federal inspection

Officials say monitoring continues, but no pollution has been found after the Arca 1 ran aground off Cape Breton on Jan. 8.
Frozen out by work to rule, teachers in training can't get required classroom time

Frozen out by work to rule, teachers in training can't get required classroom time

The 600 students training to be teachers at Nova Scotia universities have been left out in the cold when it comes to on-the-job training in the province's public school classrooms. 'Mount Saint Vincent Year 2 students are supposed to be out on a 14-week practicum right now. They can’t because they’ve been excluded. It’s the same at Cape Breton University. Their students are actually sitting, twiddling their thumbs, waiting for some sort of engagement in schools.'
Teachers, province to resume conciliated talks Monday

Teachers, province to resume conciliated talks Monday

The province and the union representing its 9,300 public school teachers will resume conciliated talks on Monday. Liette Doucet, president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, confirmed in a release Sunday that the union negotiating team and government will meet.
JOHN DeMONT: Jan. 23 will be a cold Monday of the heart

JOHN DeMONT: Jan. 23 will be a cold Monday of the heart

The one-year anniversary of the Chronicle Herald strike will shake my notion that we are all predisposed to be excited about the future. So when that Monday comes, I'm counting on Thursday to save me.
Back in home port: HMCS Charlottetown returns from Mediterranean

Back in home port: HMCS Charlottetown returns from Mediterranean

There were emotional reunions on the waterfront after its six-month deployment with Operation Reassurance. Photos by RYAN TAPLIN, Local Xpress
Shanna Desmond remembered as hopeful, resolute as second funeral is held

Shanna Desmond remembered as hopeful, resolute as second funeral is held

What most people remember about Shanna Desmond was her ever-present, winning smile and the optimism it reflected.
Cape Breton University Faculty Association to discuss next steps in labour dispute

Cape Breton University Faculty Association to discuss next steps in labour dispute

Union says it will not take a second strike vote when it meets on Thursday