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Korean War vet brings his story to life for cub scouts

The veteran has finished speaking. He’s told his life story. A young cub scout stands and asks a question.

“Mr. Lightstone why should we care about all of this stuff,” he asked.

Capt. Lightstone gets up from his chair and smiles at the young scout and said, “Because in Canada we are very lucky to live in a country where we have freedom and privileges. … That’s why Remembrance Day is important.”


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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.”



Scarborough starts 2013 with lower homicide rate

Scarborough and North York’s homicide rates were the lowest in Toronto for the first three months of 2013, say Toronto police statistics. But what do these statistics really tell us about how safe these areas are? “It’s hard to give you an exact answer,” Const. Tony Vella said.