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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 4, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A10 BRANDON July 2002 Canada New military award to honour units for outstanding service under fire OTTAWA Two military units will be the first recipients of a new award designed to honour outstanding service under direct The 2nd Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry and the 1st Royal 22nd Regiment will be given the CommanderinChief Unit Adrienne Clarkson announced The battalions are being hon oured for their actions in the Balkans during protracted con flict as the former Yugoslavia broke The 2nd Battalion based in drove Croatian forces back from Medak in former Yugoslavia in September 1993 while under heavy Their actions put a stop to the Croatian armys tactic of ethnic the governor general saving many civilian The Royal based at Val is credited with opening the airport in the besieged city of in July A release from the governor general says the battle group steadfastly executed its mis sion while surrounded and under fire from all Their efforts helped provide critical aid to Sarajevo residents and established the United Nations as a force for peace it Ceremonies are set for 11 in Quebec City and 1 in Winnipeg to present the Press Centre built for posttraumatic stress sufferers BY BRIAN DALY Canadian Press MONTREAL The Canadian government officially opened a new treatment centre yesterday for active and retired soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress The SteAnnes located at the countrys only remaining veterans hos was welcomed by veterans who say the military waited too long to acknowledge the disorder is a problem among Forces The Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada will offer assessment and treatment of all psychological injuries resulting from military i One of the centres first patients will be retired sergeant Ron who served for eight years in the disgraced Canadian Airborne The group was disbanded after several of its members tortured a Somali teenager to who has since experienced constant nightmares and twice attempt ed said its the governments responsibility to help soldiers deal with the horrors and the often painful aftermath of Theres literally thousands of us out there who are who are depressed to a point where we dont want to go on said a patient at the SteAnnes Veterans Weve got to find those sol bring them out of the A lot of us are Were not going to come out looking for Defence Minister John who was present for the unveiling of the stress centre acknowledged that the new treatment facility was set up too late for Canadian veterans who have died after returning from We cant rewrite said But this is a major and today is another step to improve condi tions for Canadian Forces soldiers and their The SteAnnes clinic will be the headquarters for a national network of mentalhealth facilities to be established at selected Veterans Affairs contract clinics across The Forces made the announcement after coming under fire from including former who say mili tary brass turned a blind eye to post traumatic stress Two veteran soldiers are suing the Forces and Ottawa for more than million claiming they are perma nently scarred from stress they suffered on peacekeeping missions In a federal report released earlier this military ombudsman Andre Marin concluded soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress dont get the help they The government has said its made major strides to improve its treatment of stressedout but it doesnt know how many Forces personnel are suffer ing from psychological The Department of Defence has commissioned a Statistics Canada study to determine the prevalence of stress disorders among regular and reserve a resident of North said he credits governmentrun treat ment facilities for helping him to deal with alcohol and drug problems after he returned from Leaky sub will resume trials HALIFAX A submarine pur chased by Canada from Britain could be back under water today after springing a a navy spokesman said HMS to be renamed HMCS Corner Brook when the Canadian navy takes possession of the boat at the end of the was forced to abandon sea trials The Ursula limped back to port on the west coast of with a crew of about 50 after water flowed in through a small tubelike device used to send signal markers to the surface when the sub is Mike head of Canadas sub said the Ursulas commander is anxious to resume sea tri als that had been going well for more than two weeks when the leak There were no injuries and Williamson said damage to the boat wasnt They did exactly what they are sup posed to which just validates the quality of the training theyve and the submarine returned to the sur he said from The sub was in deep water but was back on the surface less than a minute after the leak The incident is the latest in a string of setbacks for Ottawa over the acquisition of four used Royal Navy subs at a cost of The problems have included cracked exhaust valves and a dented hull and have left critics fuming over the pur chase of what they call faulty equip We are endangering the lives of our Conservative MP Elsie Wayne said We should ever have bought Williamson said that is absolutely Grand Reflection Lynwood Vista Pillow Top Twin S569 Full S669 Twin 659 Full Sot S759 King Sot 51I59 Queen Set 769 Brookwood Elite Pillow Top S1039 Warwick Way Pillow Top Twin Sot Foil Sot King Sot Twin Sot Full Sot King Sot 1249 Queen Set 594999 ObMMion Pillow Top mL Florence Elite Top BRAECRESTDR DUFRESNE FURNITURES APPLIANCES STREET NORTH MB Call Collect 7288530 Time Free Delivery Limited Some items may not be on display in all store for Canadian Made Quality available at 201 7275817 18886524222 Dawn To Dusk wws BOWES BUILT FOR A LIFETIME Manufactured Homes New Brandon Location 1880 1ST STREET NORTH 8OWES Now in Portage Winnipeg 101 Rosser 7253864 If you dont see we can get it alloy wheels RACTIVE intakes stainless steel mufflers Erebuni shogun body kits JSP spoilers neon undercar lighting Gome down and see 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