The following message was posted by Rehtaeh's mom Leah on Facebook. It's a wonderful tribute to an amazing soul, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson. Heidi, a 23-year veteran of the RCMP, died in the line of duty, protecting the people of Nova Scotia during the devastating murder spree that began Sunday in the village of Portapique.
The news out of Nova Scotia is unbelievably heartbreaking. My thoughts are with those who have lost a loved one, a friend, a neighbour, a teacher, a nurse, and a heroic RCMP Officer. RCMP say at least 17 people are dead, including one of their officers, after a man who at one point wore a
Today won't be easy and I'm sitting here not sure what to say or write and thinking I should just go for a walk. Rehtaeh died seven years ago today at the age of 17 following a suicide attempt on April 4th. Seven years without her smile, her infectious laugh, her warmth and kindness. It
It took a while, but I finally got my hands on Resilience is Futile by Julie LaLonde. If you haven't read it you can find it on Amazon or any number of booksellers in Canada. I know Julie and consider her a dear friend, so reading a book like this wasn't easy. It's infuriating, heartbreaking,