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‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
At her home in Guelph, Ont., Moira Barber lays out one of the letters between her common-law husband, Albert (Manie) Daniels, and Spencer Kell, his old cellmate at Ontario's Maplehurst prison. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail When Spencer Kell got out of jail last spring, leaving his cellmate Manie Daniels behind, the two friends started exchanging letters. Mr. Daniels's, written in flowing cursive script, came to Mr. Kell in Ottawa, where he was trying to stay clean and build a new life. Mr. Kell's, in bold block letters, arrived at Maplehurst prison in Milton, Ont., where Mr. Daniels was serving out the final months of his latest stretch behind bars. Their brief correspondence shines a light on the dangers that former prisoners face in the midst of Canada's opioids crisis. Mr. Daniels's full name was Albert Joseph Daniels. His Cree name was Little Buffalo that Runs Against the Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family. Story continues below advertisement He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation...
A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie - PuslinchTodayWednesday, March 27, 2019
A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie
- March 4, 2019
WILKIE, Bruce Nicholson How
(January 19, 1941 ~ February 25, 2019)
Survived by his wife Dorothy (nee Gibb) of 53 years and his daughter Carla (Peter) of Squamish.
Bruce was born in Perth, Scotland and emigrated to Vancouver in 1955. He graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1958 then attended UBC for two years prior to acceptance into the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Bruce graduated in 1965 from the OVC, winning the Winegard medal as the top student. The same year he married Dorothy Ann Gibb, whom he'd met during High School.
After a year of clinical practice in Chilliwack, BC, Bruce and Dorothy moved to New York state where Bruce completed his PhD at Cornell University in 1971 in Veterinary Immunopathology. Two years of post-doctoral work in Bern, Switzerland was followed by an appointment to the Ontario Veterinary College in 1973, as professor of Veterinary Immunomicrobiology.
Bruce had a distinguished career at the University until retiring in 2006, after which he was granted the title University Professor Emeritus honouring his outstanding research record and significant contribution to the training...
Becoming a seafarers' chaplain was not exactly his retirement plan - CatholicPhilly.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
It’s only three years that I’ve been doing this, but it feels like 10 years — in a good way,” Deacon Athaide, 69, told The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, while on board a Japanese coal carrier at Westshore Terminals in Delta.
The two dozen crew members on this ship are from the Philippines and have spent months away from their families, religious customs and country.
“For the seafarers, it’s a paradox. In order to look after their families, they leave their families,” the deacon said. They may make anywhere from US$12,000 to 150,000 a year, but even those on the lower end of the scale are grateful for the job, since it’s often more than they would make back at home.
Being stuck on a ship thousands of miles from home, and at times waiting an entire month to set foot on land, is a daily challenge for seafarers.
Deacon Athaide boards these vessels to offer prayers, rosaries, ship blessings, a listening ear, and a free ride out of the port to a nearby mall or church. As a deacon, he can’t celebrate Mass or hear confessions, but he can invite a priest on board, or bring Communion and lead a service.
He also drops off day-old treats donated from a local bakery and, on special occasions, like Christmas, gives away thousands of gift-wrapped hats, scarves, jackets and chocolate bars.
Deacon Dileep Athaide, second from right, a chaplain from the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia, chats with crew members aboard a Japanese coal ship March 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Agnieszka Ruck, The B.C. Catholic)
“The pastoral and the practical needs are all intertwined. It’s through the practical means that they open up and you get a relationship,” he said.
Seafarers connect the world. Coal ships at Westshore Terminals handle more than 30 million metric tons of coal ...
Bane, Jean Hypes - NRVN NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
After 93 years, four months and five days, Jean Price Hypes Bane has departed this life to go to her final home with the Lord. Born October 19, 1925 in the family home in the Sinking Creek Valley of Craig County, VA, Jean was the only daughter of Laura Beatrice Trenor and James Watson Hypes.
She graduated from Maywood High School and then earned a BA degree in Mathematics from Radford State Teachers College and an MEd in Counseling from Radford College. Jean began a life-long career with the school systems. She taught math at Covington High School and Pearisburg High School where the Class of 1960 captured a piece of her heart as a special group of students. She finished the last twenty-four years of her career as a guidance counselor at Giles High School in Pearisburg, VA. She married William Doak Bane, Sr. of Pearisburg, VA on August 14, 1948; they had seventy fulfilling years of marriage. They were blessed with two children and a life-long career together of remodeling the old family home at Cedar Grove Farm.
Jean had a rich and active c...
A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving - The New York TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
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