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No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells Nova Scotia funeral - The Globe and Mail;

No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells Nova Scotia funeral - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailNo explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells Nova Scotia funeralThe Globe and MailThe funeral service inside the big, old church by the harbour started with the arrival of two caskets — one draped in the Canadian flag and carrying the remains of former soldier Lionel Desmond, the other his mother Brenda. More than 300 people filled ...and more »

Six top stories for today from The Canadian Press - The Guardian;

Six top stories for today from The Canadian Press - The Guardian

The GuardianSix top stories for today from The Canadian PressThe GuardianLionel Desmond (front row, far right) was part of the 2nd battalion, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Gagetown and shown in this 2007 handout photo taken in Panjwai district in between patrol base Wilson and Masum Ghar in Afghanistan.and more »

Nova Scotia hospital denies it turned away man before murder-suicide - The Globe and Mail;

Nova Scotia hospital denies it turned away man before murder-suicide - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailNova Scotia hospital denies it turned away man before murder-suicideThe Globe and MailA senior medical official in Nova Scotia is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit issued a statement ...and more »

DESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctor - TheChronicleHerald.ca;

DESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctor - TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caDESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctorTheChronicleHerald.caA Nova Scotia doctor is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit issued a statement Tuesday saying no ...and more »

Nova Scotia murder-suicides sparks difficult conversation - Macleans.ca;

Nova Scotia murder-suicides sparks difficult conversation - Macleans.ca

Macleans.caNova Scotia murder-suicides sparks difficult conversationMacleans.caA police vehicle is parked outside a residence in Upper Big Tracadie, N.S. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Andrew Vaughan/CP). HALIFAX – A week after a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself, a ...and more »

Aaliyah And Shanna Desmond, Mother And Daughter Killed In Murder-Suicide, Remembered - Huffington Post Canada;

Aaliyah And Shanna Desmond, Mother And Daughter Killed In Murder-Suicide, Remembered - Huffington Post Canada

Huffington Post CanadaAaliyah And Shanna Desmond, Mother And Daughter Killed In Murder-Suicide, RememberedHuffington Post CanadaThe obituaries for Shanna Desmond and Aaliyah Desmond describe the mother and daughter as kind and loving people who shared the same big smile. Aaliyah, 10, and Shanna, 31, were found shot dead in a murder-suicide in Nova Scotia last week.and more »

Two funerals this week for NS family members who died in murder-suicide - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News;

Two funerals this week for NS family members who died in murder-suicide - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsTwo funerals this week for NS family members who died in murder-suicideCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsHALIFAX -- A week after a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself, a difficult and complex debate has emerged in Nova Scotia about the role of domestic violence in the tragedy. RCMP have confirmed ...and more »

No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells mourners at funeral - CBC.ca;

No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells mourners at funeral - CBC.ca

CBC.caNo explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells mourners at funeralCBC.caLionel Desmond's casket was draped in a Canadian flag Wednesday, as mourners packed a 200-year-old Nova Scotia church for the funeral of the former soldier and the mother he shot to death. Rev. John Barry told about 300 mourners at the service for ...and more »

Canadian Afghan war veteran commits suicide after killing family - World Socialist Web Site

Canadian Afghan war veteran commits suicide after killing familyWorld Socialist Web SiteA tragedy that took place at the beginning of January in Upper Big Tracadie, a small and isolated town in northeastern Nova Scotia, has shed light on the consequences of the increasingly aggressive domestic and foreign policies of the Canadian ruling ...and more »

DESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctor - TheChronicleHerald.ca;

DESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctor - TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caDESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctorTheChronicleHerald.caA Nova Scotia doctor is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit issued a statement Tuesday saying no ...and more »

Deaths of four Desmond family members shocks community, country A community in mourning - Guysborough Journal

Deaths of four Desmond family members shocks community, country A community in mourningGuysborough JournalGUYSBOROUGH – The shooting deaths of four members of the Desmond family in Upper Big Tracadie on Jan. 3 has devastated the local community and sent shock waves across the country. Dead are Shanna Desmond, 31, a registered nurse at St. Martha's ...and more »

Did local mental health services fail Lionel Desmond and his family? - Guysborough Journal

Did local mental health services fail Lionel Desmond and his family?Guysborough JournalGUYSBOROUGH – Relatives of Lionel Desmond say the former soldier who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sought help at St. Martha's hospital in Antigonish the day before he shot his wife, their daughter and his mother at the family ...and more »

Tragedy raises complex questions as community deals with loss - Guysborough Journal

Tragedy raises complex questions as community deals with lossGuysborough JournalThere is no manual for dealing with the unthinkable. Families and communities in our area are treading unknown territory in the wake of the tragic events of Jan. 3. They are grieving and seeking answers where few are available. The shooting deaths of ...and more »

Military spouse wants more help for families of veterans with PTSD - CTV News;

Military spouse wants more help for families of veterans with PTSD - CTV News

CTV NewsMilitary spouse wants more help for families of veterans with PTSDCTV NewsA military spouse who says she fled a mentally and emotionally abusive marriage to a veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder is calling for more assistance for the families of troubled soldiers when they return home from the battlefield. The ...and more »

Hospital denies turning away former soldier implicated in Nova Scotia murder-suicide - Toronto Star;

Hospital denies turning away former soldier implicated in Nova Scotia murder-suicide - Toronto Star

Toronto StarHospital denies turning away former soldier implicated in Nova Scotia murder-suicideToronto Star'No person was refused services,' says a senior medical official after a relative of Lionel Desmond said the Afghanistan veteran was turned away from a mental health unit days before the shootings. A Nova Scotia hospital is denying allegations that ...and more »

VIBERT: Desmond and the demons of war — one family shattered, another scattered - TheChronicleHerald.ca;

VIBERT: Desmond and the demons of war — one family shattered, another scattered - TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caVIBERT: Desmond and the demons of war — one family shattered, another scatteredTheChronicleHerald.caWhen the question is too big, when the problem defies solution, wretched mortals chip away — from countless angles — at the symptoms. When horrific tragedy racks our community, as in Upper Big Tracadie, we need an explanation, a reason, to ascribe ...and more »

Military spouse says more needs to be done for families of veterans with PTSD - CTV News;

Military spouse says more needs to be done for families of veterans with PTSD - CTV News

CTV NewsMilitary spouse says more needs to be done for families of veterans with PTSDCTV NewsA military spouse who says she recently fled a mentally and emotionally abusive relationship claims more needs to be done for the families of veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder. The woman, whose identity has been concealed for her ...and more »

NS murder-suicide: Doctor says hospital did not turn anyone anyway - CTV News;

NS murder-suicide: Doctor says hospital did not turn anyone anyway - CTV News

CTV NewsNS murder-suicide: Doctor says hospital did not turn anyone anywayCTV NewsANTIGONISH, N.S. -- A senior medical official in Nova Scotia is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit ...and more »

1. Hospital accused of turning away Lionel Desmond insists it's never denied care - Halifax Examiner (subscription);

1. Hospital accused of turning away Lionel Desmond insists it's never denied care - Halifax Examiner (subscription)

Halifax Examiner (subscription)1. Hospital accused of turning away Lionel Desmond insists it's never denied careHalifax Examiner (subscription)According to new reporting by Melanie Patten for CBC News, one doctor at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish says it's never denied care in its emergency rooms. Lionel Desmond's family has said he sought emergency care at St. Martha's but was turned ...and more »

NS murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here' - CTV News;

NS murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here' - CTV News

CTV NewsNS murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here'CTV NewsHALIFAX -- A week after a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself, a difficult and complex debate has emerged in Nova Scotia about the role of domestic violence in the tragedy. RCMP have confirmed ...and more »