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Ex-Toronto police officer campaigns to lift PTSD stigma

Bill Rusk remembers June 24, 1990, as a pretty hot and clammy day.

Police officer Rusk and his partner were on patrol in a North York neighbourhood and tasked with arresting two suspects in a drug investigation. Around 1 a.m., Rusk began pursuing a suspect.

“I was between two vehicles and (the suspect) turned and yelled. I realized he had a handgun pointed at me,” Rusk said. “It was too late for me to pull (out) my firearm.”

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Longer days a relief for those with SAD

It’s been a long, cold winter in Toronto. According to Environment Canada, this past February has been the coldest Eastern Ontario has seen for 115 years. It comes as no surprise, then, that the sunshine and warmer temperatures seen in the first weeks of March have been a relief to Torontonians.

Capacity doubles at CAMH emergency department

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has announced the opening of the Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department at their College Street location. It is an upgrade from the previous crowded and outdated emergency department, at the same location.