Canadians fighting behind enemy lines

Secret agents Raymond LaBrosse and Lucien Dumais rescued hundreds of downed airmen from German-occupied France

Canadians fighting behind enemy linesFROM THE ARCHIVES Contact BarbaraSECHELT, BC, Nov 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - It was a moonless night on January 29, 1944. It was drizzling. Sixteen airmen and two M.I.9 secret agents cautiously descended the steep cliffs near the village of Plouha on the Brittany coast of France in fear of being caught, executed, or worse,…

Caregivers are Canada’s unsung healthcare heroes

Unpaid, overworked, stressed out and ignored by governments

Caregivers are Canada’s unsung healthcare heroesWe all know one. The person who spends their waking – and working – hours dispensing medicine, providing personal care, doing laundry, preparing meals, arranging schedules and getting their loved one to their medical appointments. They are called caregivers, and their life is no longer their own. So a care aide called in by a…

From care taker to caregiver

The caregiver tables turned for James Stew when his wife, Sherry, was diagnosed with breast cancer

From care taker to caregiverFrom care taker to caregiver is FREE to Members SECHELT, BC, Feb 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - James Stew, 56, had successfully learned to cope with Type 2 diabetes and degenerative disc disease thanks to the love and dedication of his wife of 33 years. “Sherry was right there through it all,” he said. “She’s…

Keeping a family together with Alzheimer Disease

Caregivers must stop attempting to “bring” them back

Keeping a family together with Alzheimer DiseaseVANCOUVER, BC, Apr 24, 2014/ Troy Media/ - At first, the symptoms of dementia are subtle. Family members hardly notice the short-term memory loss, impaired judgement or language difficulties that a family member could be experiencing. Kerri Sutherland’s dad, for example, always helped to set the table for dinner. He would place the silverware just…

15 year old caregiver battles stress, financial worries

Mom suffered spinal injury and now fights with the Ontario’s Workplace Safety Insurance Bureau for compensation

15 year old caregiver battles stress, financial worriesSix days before Natasha Davidson turned 11 years old her mother suffered an accident to her spine. Natasha has been her mother’s caregiver ever since. Now, at age 15, she feels guilt, stress, but also a sense of pride in her mother’s fight to be well again. On September 13, 2009, her mother, Dawn-Anne, 46,…

Edmonton hockey mom faces crucial decisions as caregiver

Son will need assistance for the rest of his life

Edmonton hockey mom faces crucial decisions as caregiver[slideshow_deploy id='69713'] Hover over image to read caption EDMONTON, AB, Jan 6, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Marlene Webb-Halliday and her husband Scott Halliday are hockey parents. They live in Edmonton, raising their four boys and are dedicated to their annual cycle of hockey, soccer and baseball, mixed with summer camps, road trips and, of course,…