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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 »

Hospital accused of turning away veteran who killed family says it never denied anyone care - CBC.ca;

Hospital accused of turning away veteran who killed family says it never denied anyone care - CBC.ca

CBC.caHospital accused of turning away veteran who killed family says it never denied anyone careCBC.caA doctor at a Nova Scotia hospital that has been accused of turning away a military veteran who killed his family and himself says it has never refused help to anyone. In a short email addressed to various media, Dr. Minoli Amit said St. Martha's ...and more »

Afghanistan War veteran killed mother, wife and daughter in murder suicide - Daily Mail;

Afghanistan War veteran killed mother, wife and daughter in murder suicide - Daily Mail

Daily MailAfghanistan War veteran killed mother, wife and daughter in murder suicideDaily MailA former solider who suffered from Post-Tramautic Stress Disorder killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself last week in Nova Scotia, Canada. Lionel Desmond 33, shot and killed his wife Shanna, his 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah and his ...and more »

Nova Scotia murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here' - MetroNews Canada;

Nova Scotia murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here' - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews CanadaNova Scotia murder-suicides: 'We can't ignore the role of family violence here'MetroNews CanadaThere is nothing in the medical literature to suggest post-traumatic stress disorder leads to violence, says expert. Share on Facebook. Reddit this! A. A. Report an Error. Share via Email. Print. A police vehicle is parked outside a residence in Upper ...and more »

Funerals for Nova Scotia family killed in murder-suicide to be held this week - Toronto Star;

Funerals for Nova Scotia family killed in murder-suicide to be held this week - Toronto Star

Toronto StarFunerals for Nova Scotia family killed in murder-suicide to be held this weekToronto StarOn Wednesday, a funeral service will be held for Lionel Desmond and his mother and on Thursday, the funeral for his wife and 10-year-old daughter will be held in Tracadie. Shanna Desmond, left, and her daughter Aaliyah, 10, are shown in a photo from ...and more »

Funerals for Lionel Desmond, family members to be held this week - Globalnews.ca;

Funerals for Lionel Desmond, family members to be held this week - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caFunerals for Lionel Desmond, family members to be held this weekGlobalnews.caShanna and Lionel Desmond hold their daughter Aaliyah in a photo from the Facebook page of Shanna Desmond. Facebook. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd ...and more »

Two funerals this week for Nova Scotia family members who died in murder-suicide - 660 News;

Two funerals this week for Nova Scotia family members who died in murder-suicide - 660 News

660 NewsTwo funerals this week for Nova Scotia family members who died in murder-suicide660 NewsPolice vehicles are seen outside a residence in Upper Big Tracadie, N.S. on Jan. 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. TRACADIE, N.S. – The funeral for a mother and young daughter shot dead in a murder-suicide in Nova Scotia will be held ...and more »