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Canadian soldier charged with 10 sexual offences

Petawawa - A 31-year-old infantryman stationed at CFB Petawawa is in custody facing charges. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) believe there may be more victims.

Op-Ed: Canadian Forces unit that treats wounded tries to stifle critics

Ottawa - Canadian Forces members who are wounded are required to sign a form acknowledging that they will not criticize senior officers or discourage others in the forces by comments made on social media such as Facebook or Twitter.

Murder suspect Howard Richmond to appear in court August 20

Ottawa - Fifty-year-old Warrant Officer Howard Richmond has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear before an Ottawa court Aug. 20. He appeared by video link before an Ottawa court this afternoon.

Canadian soldier charged: First-degree murder of 28-year-old wife

Ottawa - Fifty-year-old Warrant Officer Howard Richmond has been formally charged in the homicide of his 28-year-old wife, Melissa Richmond. He appeared in court for the first time yesterday.

Op-Ed: Inability of the military and law enforcement to deal with PTSD

Surrey - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common in the military, law enforcement officers and first responders. PTSD has resulted in homelessness, domestic abuse, substance abuse and suicides. While PTSD is recognized, the response has been inadequate.

Op-Ed: Canada — Danger pay reduced for Canadian troops in Afghanistan

Ottawa - The Department of National Defence (DND) has reduced danger pay of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, quoting lower risks. The cut in danger pay comes half way through a tour of over 900 Canadian trainers. Does that make sense?

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — The cost of war — Post traumatic stress disorder

Washington - Military casualties for the first two months of 2013 have been relatively low, with a total of ten NATO soldiers killed, of which six were American. With the war winding down what are the real costs of war in terms of mental illness of our veterans?

Canada: Ex-Canadian Veterans Ombudsman treated for PTSD

Ottawa - Colonel Pat Stogran (retired) is a long time advocate of veterans rights. He was appointed Veterans Ombudsman in 2006, but his contract was not renewed in 2010. Stogran says that he is being treated for PTSD as a result of Ottawa's treatment of veterans

In Photos: D-Day Normandy Landings remembered at annual ceremony Special

Toronto - On Jun. 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord. Thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers died and were wounded, their efforts changed the course of World War II. They shall be remembered and honoured.

Op-Ed: Toronto Maple Leaf Canadian Forces Night not a dry eye in the ACC

Toronto - On Saturday night the Leafs lost 3-0 to New York Rangers on the Canadian Forces special appreciation night at Air Canada Centre (ACC,) and the crowd was very receptive to the ceremony.

Finance Minister, Toronto Mayor honour scholarship recipients Special

Toronto - Canadian officials helped honour Canada Company scholarship recipients Friday aboard the HMCS Montreal ship in Toronto. The organization helps children of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada and overseas.

Canadian troops help more than 2,500 evacuate Ontario wildfires

Thunder Bay - Northern Ontario is under siege from wildfires, threatening communities like Sandy Lake and Kingfisher Lake. On Wednesday, Canadian Forces helped people from 14 communities in the area escape.

Insiders look into Canadian field medical unit Special

When a soldier is wounded on the battlefield he needs the care that medics provide. For Canadian soldiers that unit could be in a tent near the action. Sgt. Parks, Canadian Forces, takes us on a tour of one such unit.

Roadside Bomb Kills Three Canadian Forces Personnel

Three Canadian Forces personnel were killed and two were injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Arghandab District.

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