Breaking The Silence

Breaking The Silence
Breaking The Silence

A great announcement from our friends at The Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund, please read below:

Recently, the media has begun covering the reports of Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and Military members who, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Operational Stress Injury; have chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice and end their lives. It can be easy to judge – to associate blame – to comment without knowing the pain and struggle these responders have suffered through, many times their bodies catching up to where their minds may have already gone. Sometimes, it is just the breaking point that comes too quickly too soon.

It is our job to protect the citizens of Ontario and Canada – including our selves. If you are struggling, if you see someone struggling, get help. Right away. There is no embarrassment in asking for and receiving help given the sights, smells and sounds that we see in an almost daily work environment. We are all tough by nature, but tough doesn’t mean bulletproof and doesn’t mean that you can’t stumble.

The Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund last year announced a new defibrillator donation program, small in nature, to run concurrent to the mainstream donation program that has already seen 34 defibs to the public. We are proud to announce that the Breaking The Silence Program will be started this month. It is with a heavy heart that we will be donating defibrillators in the name of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire, EMS, Dispatch and Military persons who have been killed due to PTSD and OSI – but we wish to honour those men and women who will never bear a name on a wall – yet will never ever be forgotten.

For more information please visit their website at

Silver Cross Mother has her stolen flag returned

Great News Canada, Silver Cross Mother Bev McCraw had her Canadian Flag returned overnight, she woke in the morning and found it back in its holder, many thanks to all the media outlets that ran a story, I will post them below as well. To the person that stole it, Bev forgives you and thanks you for having the courage to return it. We as a foundation built a memorial for her son at Westwood school just around the corner, go and see it some day, and read the poem on the back of the memorial

Thieves steal Canadian Flag from Silver Cross Mothers house

In Hamilton Saturday night Silver Cross Mother Bev McCraw ( Mother of Sgt Shawn Eades K.I.A., Aug 20, 2008) had her Canadian Flag and pole stolen from her front porch.

Ms. McCraw is 1 of 2 Silver Cross mothers in Hamilton, all of her neighbours know Bev and were she lives and the loss of her son whom died in Afghanistan fighting the war on terror. The area is home to many students from Mohawk College whom rent housing and on that evening there were loud parties and kids were seen walking the streets that appeared to be under the influence.

With the approaching date of November the 11th, this has hit her very deeply.

Ms. McCraw drove throughout the neighbour for over 2 hours looking for her flag but to no avail.

We are asking anyone that may know of the guilty party(ies) involved to return the flag and pole and no questions will be asked.

Anyone with information on the stolen flag can contact us at

Canadian and U.S. jets intercepted Russian planes over Arctic

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Dmitry Rogulin
Photo ITAR-TASS/ Dmitry Rogulin


September 19, 2014 8:02 pm
Canadian and U.S. jets intercepted Russian planes over Arctic: Norad

By Staff The Canadian Press

Canadian and American fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian war planes over the Arctic in two separate incidents this week.

Norad, the North American Aerospace Defence Command, says the Russian planes did not violate Canadian or U.S. airspace in either case.

Norad spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk says the first incident occurred Wednesday night west of Alaska when American fighter jets intercepted six Russian aircraft, including fighter jets and bombers.

He says in the early hours of Thursday morning two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers over the Beaufort sea.

It’s not uncommon for Russian planes to fly in the area and Norad routinely sends fighters up to investigate.

Jazdyk says Canadian or American fighters have intercepted some 50 Russian planes over the last five years.