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Senators owner Melnyk pens letter to fans, vows team will stay in Ottawa

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has vowed that his hockey team will not be leaving the city. In an open letter to fans published in the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun on Tuesday, Melnyk said the team’s focus is on delivering a better hockey experience next season and beyond. “Our Senators are in Ottawa to stay,” […]

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has vowed that his hockey team will not be leaving the city.


In an open letter to fans published in the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun on Tuesday, Melnyk said the team’s focus is on delivering a better hockey experience next season and beyond. “Our Senators are in Ottawa to stay,” he wrote.


Melnyk said the team will announce a multi-year plan to build a better team, improve the fan experience, grow revenues and deepen the team’s engagement in the community.


He lauded the Senators’ record — nine playoff berths during the past 15 years, including a run to the Stanley Cup finals — while pulling no punches about the team’s dismal showing last year.


“Last season, however, we were horrible and it just wasn’t acceptable,” he said “We must get back to winning, winning a lot more, and with more consistency.”


The team finished 30th among 31 NHL teams last season, and is now contemplating the departure of its most accomplished player and most marketable star: Erik Karlsson.


Karlsson has one year remaining on his contract, and he’s not expected to stay around for Ottawa’s announced rebuild.


Melnyk didn’t address the Karlsson trade rumours in his letter to fans, but declared, “We know that this rebuild makes us the underdog. And we love it.”


ALSO: With only 48 hours until camp starts, will Karlsson be traded?


Source: Senators owner Melnyk pens letter to fans, vows team will stay in Ottawa
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Prediction of suicide risk based on tweets in the works at Royal Ottawa Hospital

Twitter posts can hold clues about who might be at risk for suicide long before they reach a crisis point, according to new research from The Royal. Dr. Zachary Kaminsky, DIFD Mach-Gaensslen chair in suicide prevention research at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, is developing an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence to predict suicide risk […]

Twitter posts can hold clues about who might be at risk for suicide long before they reach a crisis point, according to new research from The Royal.


Dr. Zachary Kaminsky, DIFD Mach-Gaensslen chair in suicide prevention research at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, is developing an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence to predict suicide risk based on tweets.


Analysing speech patterns, the tool is proving able to predict risk early. The person writing the tweets might not even be aware of the patterns of speech that are raising flags, he said.


During a pilot, the algorithm was able to identify suicide risk with an 89 per cent accuracy rate. There is more work to be done. Kaminsky wants to broaden testing of the tool before it is ready to use. But it appears, he says, that it will work.


“Where I am trying to go is seeing the future. Can we find a pattern using machine learning or artificial intelligence that will say this person appears to be at risk even though there is no other indication?” asks Kaminsky, who is affiliated with the University of Ottawa.


The question is this: How should such a tool be used?


On Monday, World Suicide Prevention Day, Kaminsky will present findings of his ongoing work that could some day become a suicide predictive app, to people who work in suicide prevention and some who have lived with depression and suicidal ideation.


The idea is to work with the community in developing a tool that is beneficial, he said.


His question to those who work in the field is: “We think we are on to something. What do you want us to do with it?”


The work offers a window into how social media and artificial intelligence combined can reveal things about ourselves that we might not be aware of or have not openly articulated.


The algorithm, for example, looks at information such as whether people talk about being a burden, being lonely or depression, and when.


Twitter dispatches such as “I am so alone” and “So alone and unimportant. I literally mean nothing to anyone — swear I can die tmr and no one in this world would know till a few days …” scored high on scales that measure some predictive traits of suicide risk. As did “I’m really a huge burden on everyone around me — emotionally” and “Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression.”


The artificial intelligence uses that information and develops a way to predict who is at future risk.


Kaminsky notes that the use of Twitter for the predictive tool does not imply that parents could read their children’s Tweets and be able to intervene.


“It is not the case that, if someone has lost someone to suicide, if they had just gone in and read their Twitter, they would have seen this risk,” he said. “This is not how this works.”


Machine learning algorithms are “black boxes,” he said. “We don’t know what is happening inside the black box. We don’t know what relationship is predicting the risk.”


Crucial is how such predictive technology could be used. Kaminsky believes it offers the possibility of early intervention and fewer suicides, especially among people between the ages of about 15 and 35 who are both heavy social media users and at risk of suicide. Among Canadians between 15 and 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death, according to Statistics Canada.


Kaminsky also has concerns about how the technology could be used, which is why, he says, it is important to work with the community in its development.


“We want to get the community’s opinion. We want to consider how this could be used for good, but also how it could be abused.”


Among potential concerns, he said, are that it could be used by insurance companies to deny coverage, by future employers or by bullies, he said.


Its potential benefits, he said, include early interventions and suicide prevention, as well as information that could be used by parents to begin conversations with their children to lessen their risk.


“What if I can create an app that a parent downloads and they get an indication of ‘Hey, there are some flags here, maybe you need to have a conversation?’”


epayne@postmedia.com


Source: Prediction of suicide risk based on tweets in the works at Royal Ottawa Hospital
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Michael L Blais CD, Founder / Canadian Veteran, much higher suicide rate
« Last post by CVA_Posting on September 08, 2018, 10:27:58 PM »
Did you know that Canadian Veterans have a much higher suicide rate than civilians? - https://tgam.ca/2wKeBXF

Over 30% of veterans report having difficulty adjusting back to normal life after service. - https://bit.ly/2hWHt7y

Veterans reported chronic conditions, including arthritis (29%), depression (21%), anxiety (15%), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (14%), at higher prevalences than Canadians of comparable age and sex. - https://bit.ly/2hWHt7y

These men and women put so much on the line to defend the freedoms we so freely enjoy. 

They deserve our honour and support.

This week we have the honour of talking to one of Canada's best about some of the above issues.  His name is Mike Blais, one of our vets.  He is also the President and Founder of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy. http://www.canadianveteransadvocacy.com/

We hope you can join us for this importan conversation for our nation.

AIR TIMES / DETAILS:

Topic: Canada's Veterans
Guest: Mike Blais, Canadian Veterans Advocacy, http://canadianveteransadvocacy.com/

We hope you can join us.

---> Vision at 9:30am EST (6:30am PST/7:30am MST/CST)

---> Daystar at 8:30pm (5:30pm PST/6:30pm MST/CST)

---> YES TV Edmonton and Calgary 9:00pm MST

---> YES TV Ontario 9:30pm EST

Daystar also **LIVE STREAMS** it. Daystar Canada @ 8:30 EST Live Stream - http://canada.daystar.com/…/live-stream/

Once it airs on TV it will be posted on our site at http://www.faytene.tv/ so you can also watch it there.

https://www.facebook.com/faytenetv/videos/1889327824489611/
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CANFORGEN 151/18 CMP 076/18 281507Z AUG 18

CDS DIRECTION ON USE OF CANNABIS BY CAF MEMBERS

UNCLASSIFIED
REFS: A. STRONG, SECURE, ENGAGED: CANADA S DEFENCE POLICY
B. QR(AND)O ARTICLE 19.14
C. QR(AND)O CHAPTER 20
D. DAOD - SERIES 5019 CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE DEFICIENCIES
E. DAOD - SERIES 7023 DEFENCE ETHICS
F. THE DND AND CF CODE OF VALUES AND ETHICS
G. CDS GUIDANCE TO COMMANDING OFFICERS AND THEIR LEADERSHIP TEAMS
H. CANNABIS AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (http://HTTP://NEXUS.GC.CA/TRAVEL-VOYAGE/CANNABIS-ENG.HTML)
THE PURPOSE OF THIS CANFORGEN IS TO PROVIDE ALL CAF PERSONNEL WITH MY GUIDANCE AND EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO THE USE OF CANNABIS
BILL C-45, THE CANNABIS ACT, WILL COME INTO FORCE ON 17 OCT 18. WHEN THAT BILL COMES INTO FORCE, ADULT CANADIANS WILL BE ABLE TO LEGALLY PURCHASE, POSSESS AND CONSUME CANNABIS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL RELEVANT FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, TERRITORIAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. UNTIL THAT TIME, POSSESSION OF CANNABIS REMAINS ILLEGAL IN CANADA, UNLESS AUTHORIZED FOR MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES
THE LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE. CAF MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE CHOICES IN RESPECT OF THE USE OF CANNABIS IN SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
THE MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICALLY FIT, EMPLOYABLE AND DEPLOYABLE FORCES(SEMICOLON)
THE PROMOTION OF SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE(SEMICOLON)
THE MAINTENANCE OF OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, INCLUDING ANY REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN A STATE OF READINESS(SEMICOLON)
THE AVOIDANCE OF IMPAIRMENT WHICH WOULD PREVENT THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES
CAF MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT CANNABIS SMOKE CONTAINS MANY OF THE SAME HARMFUL SUBSTANCES AS TOBACCO SMOKE AND THEREFORE CAN DAMAGE LUNGS AND CAUSE BRONCHITIS-LIKE SYMPTOMS, COUGHING AND WHEEZING WHICH, ALONE OR TOGETHER, CAN AFFECT THEIR OVERALL PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
EVERY CAF MEMBER MUST ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT CANNABIS CONSUMPTION CAN CAUSE IMPAIRMENT OF ATTENTION, COGNITION, MOOD, MEMORY, JUDGEMENT AND MOTOR SKILLS. ANY ALLEGED MISUSE OF CANNABIS THAT JEOPARDIZES THE SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CAF, INCLUDING REPORTING TO DUTY IMPAIRED OR BEING UNABLE TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY PERFORM ASSIGNED DUTIES DUE TO CONSUMPTION OF ANY INTOXICANT, WILL BE INVESTIGATED AND DEALT WITH THROUGH THE MOST APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, OR BOTH, AND MAY RESULT IN RELEASE FROM THE CAF
I URGE EVERY CAF MEMBER TO READ WITH GREAT ATTENTION THE DAOD ON USE OF CANNABIS BY CAF MEMBERS (DAOD 9004-1) WHICH IS SIMULTANEOUSLY ISSUED WITH THIS CANFORGEN AND WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE 17 OCT 18. I HAVE ORDERED THAT ALL CAF MEMBERS BE PROHIBITED FROM CANNABIS CONSUMPTION WITHIN 8 HOURS PRIOR TO PERFORMING ANY DUTY
FURTHERMORE, I HAVE ORDERED THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONS FOR CAF MEMBERS:
GENERAL PROHIBITIONS:

I. CANNABIS CONSUMPTION DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE WORKING DAY OR SHIFT OF THE CAF MEMBER,

II. CANNABIS CONSUMPTION DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD THAT THE CAF MEMBER IS SERVING ON A DOMESTIC OPERATION, EXERCISE OR COLLECTIVE TRAINING, OTHER THAN ANY PERIOD OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE IN CANADA,

III. CANNABIS POSSESSION DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD THAT THE CAF MEMBER IS SERVING ON AN INTERNATIONAL OPERATION, EXERCISE OR COLLECTIVE TRAINING, OTHER THAN ANY PERIOD OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE IN CANADA,

IV. CANNABIS CONSUMPTION OR POSSESSION DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD THAT THE CAF MEMBER IS IN OR ON ANY VESSEL, VEHICLE OR AIRCRAFT, MILITARY OR CIVILIAN, OPERATED OR IN SUPPORT THE DND OR THE CAF,

V. CANNABIS CONSUMPTION OR POSSESSION DURING THE PERIOD THAT A CAF MEMBER IS ON BASIC MILITARY QUALIFICATION OR BASIC MILITARY OFFICER QUALIFICATION AND IS RESTRICTED FROM LEAVE(SEMICOLON)
24 HOUR PERIOD OF PROHIBITION BEFORE ANY KNOWN OR EXPECTED PERFORMANCE OF THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:

I. OPERATION OR HANDLING OF A LOADED WEAPON, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE OR EXPLOSIVE,

II. OPERATION OR HANDLING OF A WEAPON SYSTEM,

III. A SCHEDULED BASE EMERGENCY RESPONSE DUTY, INCLUDING FIREFIGHTING OR MEDICAL FIRST RESPONSE BY MILITARY POLICE, A FIREFIGHTER OR A MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ASSIGNED TO MEDICAL FIRST RESPONSE DUTY,

IV. A SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL EXERCISE OR COLLECTIVE TRAINING,

V. OPERATION OF A WHEELED OR TRACKED VEHICLE, OR MOBILE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT,

VI. SERVICING, LOADING, TESTING OR INVOLVEMENT IN MAINTAINING A MILITARY AIRCRAFT OR A COMPONENT OF A MILITARY AIRCRAFT,

VII. TRAINING AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE BASIC MILITARY QUALIFICATION OR BASIC MILITARY OFFICER QUALIFICATION AND NOT RESTRICTED FROM LEAVE,

VIII. PARACHUTING, RAPPELLING OR FAST ROPING ACTIVITIES,

IX. MAINTENANCE OR PACKING OF PARACHUTING, RAPPELLING OR FAST ROPING EQUIPMENT,

X. OPERATION OF A LASER OF CLASS 3B, 3R OR 4, AS CLASSIFIED UNDER THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE Z136.1, SAFE USE OF LASERS, OR

XI. OPERATION OF A FUEL FARM OR HANDLING OF BULK PETROLEUM(SEMICOLON)
28 DAY PERIOD OF PROHIBITION BEFORE ANY KNOWN OR EXPECTED PERFORMANCE OF THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:

I. OPERATING IN A HYPERBARIC ENVIRONMENT (DIVING, SUBMARINES, SERVICE OR USE OF RECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS),

II. HIGH ALTITUDE PARACHUTING FROM A HEIGHT OF OR ABOVE 13,000 FEET (3,962 METERS) ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL,

III. SERVING AS A MEMBER OF A CREW OF A MILITARY AIRCRAFT AS A PILOT, AIR COMBAT SYSTEMS OFFICER, FLIGHT ENGINEER, AIRBORNE ELECTRONIC SENSOR OPERATOR, OBSERVER, LOADMASTER, JUMPMASTER, SEARCH AND RESCUE TECHNICIAN, AIR TECHNICIAN, AIR GUNNER, AIR MARSHALL, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT SECURITY OFFICER, FLIGHT TEST ENGINEER, FLIGHT ATTENDANT, FLIGHT STEWARD, FLIGHT SURGEON, FLIGHT NURSE, OR AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION TECHNICIAN,

IV. CONTROLLING OR DIRECTING AEROSPACE PLATFORM OR ASSET, OR

V. OPERATING AN UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM(SEMICOLON)
AN ENDURING AND TOTAL PROHIBITION ON CANNABIS CONSUMPTION FOR ANY CAF MEMBER ON A POSTING OR ATTACHED POSTED OUTSIDE CANADA, OR PARTICIPATING IN AN INTERNATIONAL OPERATION, EXERCISE, OR COLLECTIVE TRAINING, UNLESS ON AUTHORIZED LEAVE IN CANADA
THE ABOVE LIST OF PROHIBITIONS DOES NOT PREVENT ANY COMMANDER OF A COMMAND OR OFFICER HOLDING THE SENIOR MILITARY APPOINTMENT IN ANY GROUP AT NDHQ FROM REQUESTING THE ISSUANCE OF CDS ORDERS SETTING OUT ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONS ON CANNABIS CONSUMPTION AND POSSESSION APPLICABLE TO CAF MEMBERS IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
CAF PERSONNEL SHOULD NOTE THAT POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS IS ILLEGAL IN MOST COUNTRIES. PREVIOUS USE OF CANNABIS COULD RESULT IN A TRAVELLER BEING DENIED ENTRY TO THEIR DESTINATION. THE LINK AT REF H PROVIDES ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON CANNABIS AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
THE CHAIN OF COMMAND SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL CAF MEMBERS AND SUPERVISORS ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS CANFORGEN AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENT OF DAOD 9004-1 ON USE OF CANNABIS BY CAF MEMBERS. FURTHERMORE, FOR THOSE CAF MEMBERS FOR WHOM CANNABIS CONSUMPTION IS PROHIBITED FOR A PERIOD OF 28 DAYS OR LONGER, IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT CANNABIS REMAINS A DRUG WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE CANADIAN FORCES DRUG CONTROL PROGRAM. AS SUCH, DRUG TESTING REMAINS AUTHORIZED FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE PROGRAM, AND I EXPECT THIS TESTING TO BE CONDUCTED WHERE APPROPRIATE
AS ALWAYS, I EXPECT EVERY CAF MEMBER TO ACT RESPONSIBLY AND CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AT ALL TIMES. SERVING OUR COUNTRY, AT HOME AND ABROAD, REMAINS OUR PRIMARY DUTY. I AM CONFIDENT THAT FAITHFULL ADHERENCE TO THE DAOD AND THIS CANFORGEN WILL ENSURE THAT CAF MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY BALANCE SERVICE AND OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS WITH RESPONSIBLE ACCESS TO RECREATIONAL CANNABIS, THUS MAINTAINING THE HIGH STANDARDS WE ARE KNOWN FOR.

CANFORGEN 151/18 CMP 076/18 281507Z AUG 18

DIRECTIVE DU CEMD SUR L USAGE DU CANNABIS

UNCLASSIFIED
REF : A. PROTECTION, SECURITE, ENGAGEMENT - LA POLITIQUE DE DEFENSE DU CANADA
B. ORFC, ARTICLE 19.14
C. ORFC, CHAPITRE 20
D. DOAD - SERIE 5019, MANQUEMENT A LA CONDUITE ET AU RENDEMENT
E. DOAD - SERIE 7023, ETHIQUE DE LA DEFENSE
F. CODE DE VALEURS ET D ETHIQUE DU MDN ET DES FC
G. DIRECTIVES DU CHEF D ETAT-MAJOR DE LA DEFENSE AUX COMMANDANTS
H. LE CANNABIS ET LES VOYAGES A L ETRANGER (http://HTTP://NEXUS.GC.CA/TRAVEL-VOYAGE/CANNABIS-FRA.HTML)
LE PRESENT CANFORGEN VISE A COMMUNIQUER A TOUT LE PERSONNEL DES FAC MES DIRECTIVES ET MES ATTENTES CONCERNANT L USAGE DE CANNABIS
LE PROJET DE LOI C-45, LOI SUR LE CANNABIS, ENTRERA EN VIGUEUR LE 17 OCT 18. UNE FOIS EN VIGUEUR, CETTE LOI AUTORISERA LES ADULTES CANADIENS A ACHETER, POSSEDER ET CONSOMMER DU CANNABIS, DANS LE RESPECT DE TOUTES LES LOIS ET DE TOUS LES REGLEMENTS FEDERAUX, PROVINCIAUX, TERRITORIAUX ET MUNICIPAUX. D ICI LA, LA POSSESSION DE CANNABIS DEMEURE ILLEGALE AU CANADA, SAUF A DES FINS MEDICALES OU SCIENTIFIQUES AUTORISEES
LA LEGALISATION DU CANNABIS CONSTITUE UN CHANGEMENT MARQUANT. LES MEMBRES DES FAC DOIVENT FAIRE DES CHOIX RESPONSABLES CONCERNANT L USAGE DE CANNABIS, AFIN DE SOUTENIR LES OBJECTIFS SUIVANTS :
LE MAINTIEN DE FORCES EN BONNE CONDITION PHYSIQUE, EMPLOYABLES ET DEPLOYABLES(POINT VIRGULE)
LA PROMOTION DE LA SECURITE EN MILIEU DE TRAVAIL(POINT VIRGULE)
LE MAINTIEN DE L EFFICACITE OPERATIONNELLE, NOTAMMENT TOUT BESOIN DE MAINTENIR UN ETAT DE PREPARATION OPERATIONNELLE(POINT VIRGULE)
L EVITEMENT D UN AFFAIBLISSEMENT DES FACULTES QUI EMPECHERAIT L EXECUTION DU SERVICE DE MANIERE SECURITAIRE ET EFFICACE
LES MEMBRES DES FAC DOIVENT SAVOIR QUE LA FUMEE DU CANNABIS CONTIENT LES MEMES SUBSTANCES NOCIVES QUE CELLE DU TABAC ET QU ELLE PEUT DONC ENDOMMAGER LES POUMONS ET PROVOQUER DES SYMPTOMES DE TYPE BRONCHITIQUE, DE LA TOUX ET UNE RESPIRATION SIFFLANTE, AFFECTIONS SUSCEPTIBLES, SEULES OU COMBINEES, D AMOINDRIR L ENSEMBLE DE LEURS APTITUDES PHYSIQUES
TOUT MEMBRE DES FAC DOIT EGALEMENT COMPRENDRE QUE LE CANNABIS PEUT AFFECTER L ATTENTION, LA FONCTION COGNITIVE, L HUMEUR, LA MEMOIRE, LE JUGEMENT ET L HABILETE MOTRICE. TOUTE ALLEGATION D USAGE INAPPROPRIE DE CANNABIS QUI METTRAIT A RISQUE LA SECURITE ET L EFFICACITE OPERATIONNELLE DES FAC, NOTAMMENT LE FAIT DE SE PRESENTER POUR EXERCER SES FONCTIONS SANS LA PLEINE POSSESSION DE SES MOYENS OU SANS POUVOIR EXERCER EN SECURITE ET EFFICACEMENT LES FONCTIONS QUI LUI SONT ASSIGNEES POUR AVOIR CONSOMME UNE SUBSTANCE INTOXICANTE QUELCONQUE, FERA L OBJET D UNE ENQUETE ET SERA TRAITEE PAR LE BIAIS DE LA MESURE ADMINISTRATIVE OU DISCIPLINAIRE LA PLUS APPROPRIEE, OU LES DEUX, ET POURRAIT ENTRAINER LA LIBERATION DES FAC
J INCITE CHAQUE MEMBRE DES FAC A LIRE TRES ATTENTIVEMENT LA DOAD 9004-1, USAGE DU CANNABIS PAR LES MILITAIRES, QUI EST PUBLIEE EN MEME TEMPS QUE LE PRESENT CANFORGEN ET ENTRERA EN VIGUEUR LE 17 OCT 18. J AI INTERDIT A TOUS LES MEMBRES DES FAC DE CONSOMMER DU CANNABIS DANS LES HUIT HEURES PRECEDANT L EXECUTION DE L UNE OU DE L ENSEMBLE DE LEURS FONCTIONS
DE PLUS, J AI IMPOSE LES INTERDICTIONS ADDITIONNELLES SUIVANTES AUX MEMBRES DES FAC
INTERDICTIONS GENERALES:

I. CONSOMMER DU CANNABIS PENDANT TOUTE LA DUREE DE LEUR JOUR OUVRABLE OU DE LEUR QUART DE TRAVAIL,

II. CONSOMMER DU CANNABIS PENDANT TOUTE LA PERIODE OU ILS SONT EN SERVICE DANS LE CADRE D UNE OPERATION, D UN EXERCICE OU D UNE INSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE NATIONAL, SAUF PENDANT TOUTE PERIODE DE CONGE AUTORISEE AU CANADA,

III. POSSEDER DU CANNABIS PENDANT TOUTE LA PERIODE OU LE MILITAIRE EST EN SERVICE DANS LE CADRE D�UNE OPERATION, D UN EXERCICE OU D UNE INSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE INTERNATIONAL, SAUF PENDANT TOUTE PERIODE DE CONGE AUTORISEE AU CANADA,

IV. CONSOMMER OU POSSEDER DU CANNABIS PENDANT TOUTE LA PERIODE OU LE MILITAIRE SE TROUVE A BORD D UN VAISSEAU, VEHICULE OU AERONEF, MILITAIRE OU CIVIL, ET UTILISE PAR LE MDN OU LES FAC OU LEUR VENANT EN APPUI,

V. CONSOMMER OU POSSEDER DU CANNABIS PENDANT LA PERIODE DE L INSTRUCTION POUR LA QUALIFICATION MILITAIRE DE BASE OU LA QUALIFICATION MILITAIRE DE BASE DES OFFICIERS ET PENDANT LA PERIODE OU ILS NE PEUVENT PAS ETRE EN CONGE(POINT VIRGULE)
INTERDICTION DE 24 HEURES AVANT L EXERCICE, CONNU OU PREVU, DE L UNE DES FONCTIONS SUIVANTES :

I. UTILISATION OU MANIPULATION D UNE ARME CHARGEE, DE MUNITIONS, DE DISPOSITIFS EXPLOSIFS OU D EXPLOSIFS,

II. UTILISATION OU MANIPULATION D UN SYSTEME D ARME,

III. EXECUTION DE TOUT SERVICE PREVU D INTERVENTION D URGENCE SUR LA BASE, Y COMPRIS LA LUTTE CONTRE LES INCENDIES OU DE L EXECUTION DES TACHES MEDICALES DE PREMIER REPONDANT PAR UN POLICIER MILITAIRE, UN POMPIER OU UN TECHNICIEN MEDICAL AFFECTE A DES FONCTIONS DE PREMIERE INTERVENTION MEDICALE,

IV. DE TOUT EXERCICE OPERATIONNEL OU INSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE PREVUS,

V. DE LA CONDUITE D UN VEHICULE CHENILLE OU A ROUES, OU DE MATERIEL MOBILE DE SOUTIEN,

VI. DE L ENTRETIEN COURANT, DU CHARGEMENT, DE LA MISE A L ESSAI OU DE LA PARTICIPATION A L ENTRETIEN D UN AERONEF MILITAIRE OU D UNE COMPOSANTE D AERONEF MILITAIRE,

VII. DE L ENTRAINEMENT A TITRE DE POSTULANT A LA QUALIFICATION MILITAIRE DE BASE OU A LA QUALIFICATION MILITAIRE DE BASE DES OFFICIERS,EN L ABSENCE DE RESTRICTION DE CONGES,

VIII. DE TOUTE ACTIVITE DE SAUT EN PARACHUTE, DE DESCENTE EN RAPPEL OU DE CORDE LISSE,

IX. DE L ENTRETIEN OU DU PLIAGE DE L EQUIPEMENT DE PARACHUTISME, DE DESCENTE EN RAPPEL OU DE CORDE LISSE,

X. DE L UTILISATION D UN LASER DE CLASSE 3B, 3R OU 4, CLASSIFIES SELON LA NORME Z136.1 DE L AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE, SAFE USE OF LASERS

XI. DE L EXPLOITATION D UN PARC DE CARBURANT OU DE LA MANIPULATION DE PRODUITS PETROLIERS EN VRAC(POINT VIRGULE)
INTERDICTION DE 28 JOURS AVANT L EXERCICE, CONNU OU PREVU, DE L UNE DES FONCTIONS SUIVANTES :

I. DE TRAVAIL DANS UN MILIEU HYPERBARE C-A-D FAIRE DE LA PLONGEE, EFFECTUER UN SERVICE A BORD D UN SOUS-MARIN OU UTILISER UN CAISSON DE HYPERBARE,

II. DE SAUT EN PARACHUTE A HAUTE ALTITUDE, D UNE HAUTEUR DE 13 000 PIEDS (3,962 METRES) OU PLUS AU-DESSUS DU NIVEAU MOYEN DE LA MER,

III. DE SERVICE COMME MEMBRE D EQUIPAGE D UN AERONEF MILITAIRE EN TANT QUE PILOTE, OFFICIER DE SYSTEMES DE COMBAT AERIEN, MECANICIEN DE BORD, OPERATEUR DE DETECTEURS ELECTRONIQUES AEROPORTES, OBSERVATEUR, CHEF ARRIMEUR-LARGUEUR, MAITRE LARGUEUR, TECHNICIEN EN RECHERCHE ET SAUVETAGE, TECHNICIEN D AERONEFS, MITRAILLEUR DE BORD, POLICIER MILITAIRE DE BORD, OFFICIER DE SECURITE DES AERONEFS TACTIQUE, INGENIEUR D ESSAI EN VOL, AGENT DE BORD, STEWARD NAVIGANT, MEDECIN DE L AIR, INFIRMIERE DE VOL OU TECHNICIEN D EVACUATION SANITAIRE AERIENNE,

IV. DU CONTROLE OU DE LA DIRECTION D UNE PLATE-FORME AERIENNE OU D UNE RESSOURCE AEROSPATIALE, OU

V. DE L EXPLOITATION D UN SYSTEME D AERONEF SANS PILOTE(POINT VIRGULE)
INTERDICTION TOTALE ET DURABLE DE CONSOMMER DU CANNABIS POUR TOUT MEMBRE DES FAC AFFECTE OU DETACHE A L EXTERIEUR DU CANADA OU PRENANT PART A UNE OPERATION, UN EXERCICE OU UNE INSTRUCTION COLLECTIVE A L ETRANGER, SAUF PENDANT TOUTE PERIODE DE CONGE AUTORISEE AU CANADA
LA LISTE D INTERDICTIONS CI-DESSUS N EMPECHE PAS LE COMMANDANT D UN COMMANDEMENT OU L OFFICIER OCCUPANT LE POSTE MILITAIRE LE PLUS ELEVE DANS UN GROUPE AU QGDN DE DEMANDER QU UNE ORDONNANCE DU CHEF D ETAT-MAJOR DE LA DEFENSE (CEMD) QUI AJOUTE UNE INTERDICTION CONCERNANT LA CONSOMMATION OU LA POSSESSION DE CANNABIS PAR DES MEMBRES DES FAC AU SEIN DE LEURS ORGANISATIONS SOIT EMISE
LE PERSONNEL DES FAC DOIT SAVOIR QUE LA POSSESSION OU LA CONSOMMATION DE CANNABIS EST ILLEGALE DANS LA PLUPART DES PAYS. UN VOYAGEUR AYANT DEJA FAIT USAGE DE CANNABIS PEUT SE VOIR INTERDIRE L ENTREE A SA DESTINATION. LE LIEN EN REF H FOURNIT D AUTRES DETAILS SUR LE CANNABIS ET LES VOYAGES A L ETRANGER
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COMME TOUJOURS, JE M ATTENDS A CE QUE CHAQUE MEMBRE DES FAC AGISSE DE FACON RESPONSABLE ET SE CONDUISE EN PROFESSIONNEL EN TOUT TEMPS. SERVIR NOTRE PAYS, CHEZ NOUS ET A L ETRANGER, DEMEURE NOTRE PREMIERE FONCTION. JE SUIS CONFIANT QUE LE RESPECT INTEGRAL DE LA DOAD ET DU PRESENT CANFORGEN PAR LES MEMBRES DES FAC PERMETTRA A CEUX-CI D ETABLIR UN JUSTE EQUILIBRE ENTRE LEUR SERVICE ET LEUR EFFICACITE OPERATIONNELLE, D UNE PART, ET UN USAGE RESPONSABLE DU CANNABIS, D AUTRE PART, ET AINSI DE SE MONTRER A LA HAUTEUR DES NORMES QUI FONT NOTRE REPUTATION
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Moose Consortium requested railway protection after council OK'd 65-storey project

Even as the City of Ottawa waits for its day in court, the organization that has prompted the city to hire outside lawyers to defend plans for the Prince of Wales Bridge has been trying to get federal authorities to protect potential rail corridors around Bayview station. The city is appealing an order by the […]

Even as the City of Ottawa waits for its day in court, the organization that has prompted the city to hire outside lawyers to defend plans for the Prince of Wales Bridge has been trying to get federal authorities to protect potential rail corridors around Bayview station.


The city is appealing an order by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), which has told the city to discontinue the rail line in the area or fix the bridge so it could be used by another rail operator 12 months after being notified by the agency.


The Confederation Line LRT project and Trillium Line upgrade meant the city had to build a new Bayview station, blocking the rail line to the bridge. The Moose Consortium complained to the CTA in 2016 and the agency made the order in February 2018.


The file at the Federal Court of Appeal includes correspondence from Moose letting the court know about a letter the organization sent this summer to Transport Canada. According to Moose, city decisions are pre-empting a decision by the court on the future of the rail line around Bayview station.


Moose’s seven-page letter to Transport Canada, dated July 30, suggests there are four ways to re-establish a rail line to the bridge, with two options having the tracks curve around Bayview station or through a tunnel under Albert Street and the LRT line.


The latest renderings by TIP Albert GP show the developer’s plans to build a three-tower complex with buildings of 65, 56 and 27 storeys at 900 Albert St., near the Bayview Confederation Line and Trillium Line station. Source: TIP Albert GP/City of Ottawa


City council’s decision in July to allow the property at 900 Albert St. to be rezoned for a 65-storey tower irks Moose since development on the old rail yard land could stymie an option to curve the tracks around the east side of Bayview station. The rezoning application was “hastily approved,” Moose says in the letter.


Moose wants Transport Canada to “conserve for railway operations all realistic options for physically connecting” the rail lines on the Ottawa and Gatineau sides via the bridge.


Moose hasn’t applied to be an intervener in the court case.


The city’s appeal book filed in court Wednesday contains evidence supporting its argument that it plans one day to use the rail corridor between Bayview station and Gatineau even though the rail line north of the station is disabled and the bridge is in disrepair.


There is no money earmarked to rehabilitate the old, fenced-off rail bridge.


According to an agreement of purchase in the court file, the city bought the rail line, including the bridge, from Canadian Pacific Railway for $11 million in 2005. The city has intended to connect the north-south rail line to Gatineau’s transit system, but fixing the bridge would cost tens of millions of dollars.


It appears the city will try to convince the court it has always been working toward the goal of establishing an interprovincial rail line.


When pressured by the CTA to say how long it would take to restore the bridge for trains, the city provided an estimate of three years in a letter to the agency dated Sept. 8, 2017.


The court has not yet set a hearing date.


Moose’s vision is to establish a privately financed regional rail system with terminuses in Smiths Falls, Arnprior and Alexandria in Ontario, and Bristol, Wakefield and Montebello in Quebec. The plan hinges on using the Prince of Wales Bridge for the Ontario-Quebec link.


This week, mayoral candidate Clive Doucet announced his transit platform that proposes using the Prince of Wales Bridge as part of a regional rail service, similar to what Moose has been pursuing. Doucet’s plan doesn’t have a cost estimate.


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Source: Moose Consortium requested railway protection after council OK'd 65-storey project
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Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation

The Aga Khan Academies and Ryerson University have established a partnership to help develop Academies students as part of the next wave of socially conscious young innovators. Ryerson is providing 12 fellowships over three years for Academies students and faculty to attend the Ryerson summer programme. The collaboration between Ryerson University and the Academies gives talented students the opportunity to accelerate their learning and hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship at one of Ontario’s premier universities.



Source: Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation
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Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation

The Aga Khan Academies and Ryerson University have established a partnership to help develop Academies students as part of the next wave of socially conscious young innovators. Ryerson is providing 12 fellowships over three years for Academies students and faculty to attend the Ryerson summer programme. The collaboration between Ryerson University and the Academies gives talented students the opportunity to accelerate their learning and hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship at one of Ontario’s premier universities.



Source: Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation
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Veterans Affairs Canada Statistics – Facts and Figures March 31, 2018
Statistiques d'Anciens Combattants Canada – Faits et  chiffres Le 31 mars 2018

As of March 31, 2018, VAC estimated the total Veteran population in Canada to be 649,300, consisting of 48,300 War Service (WS) Veterans and 601,000 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans. Both the WS and CAF Veteran populations are forecasted to decline through the next five years, but the decline in WS Veterans is expected to outpace the decline in CAF Veterans.
Veterans served by VAC account for approximately 18% of the Veteran population in Canada. As of March 31, 2018 VAC served 20,139 (42%) of the WS Veteran population and 96,644 (16%) of the CAF Veteran population. In addition, VAC provided benefits to 46,980 WS survivors, 10,986 CAF survivors, and administers benefits on behalf of 13,396 RCMP members or former members and their survivors.
Overall, total VAC clients (Veterans and survivors) decreased by 2.3% in 2017–18; this trend is expected to continue. The forecasted decrease is the result of an expected decrease of 21% in WS Veterans and a 7% decrease in WS survivor clients. CAF Veteran and survivor clients are expected to increase by 5% over the next year.

En date du 31 mars 2018, ACC a estimé le montant total de la population des anciens combattants être 649 300, soit 48 300 anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre et 601 000 vétérans des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC). Une diminution du nombre d’anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre et de vétérans des FAC est prévue au cours des cinq prochaines années, mais le déclin du nombre d’anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre devrait dépasser le déclin du nombre de vétérans des FAC. 
Les vétérans servis par ACC représentent environ 18 % de la population de vétérans au Canada. En date du 31 mars 2018 ACC a servi 20 139 (42 %) de la population des anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre et 96 644 (16 %) de vétérans des FAC. De plus, ACC a fourni des avantages pour 46 980 survivants d’anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre et 10 986 survivants de vétérans des FAC et il gère les avantages de 13 396 membres et anciens membres de la GRC et de leurs survivants.
Dans l’ensemble, le nombre de clients d’ACC (vétérans et survivants) a diminué de 2,3 % au cours de 2017-2018; il est prévu que la tendance se maintiendra. La baisse prévue est attribuable   la baisse attendue du nombre d’anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre             (- 21 %) et de survivants d’anciens combattants ayant servi en temps de guerre (- 7 %). Il est prévu que le nombre de vétérans des FAC et de leurs survivants qui sont des clients d’ACC augmentera de 5 % au cours de la prochaine année.

http://canadianveteransadvocacy.com/VACDND_Services-Benefits/?p=1235
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Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation

The Aga Khan Academies and Ryerson University have established a partnership to help develop Academies students as part of the next wave of socially conscious young innovators. Ryerson is providing 12 fellowships over three years for Academies students and faculty to attend the Ryerson summer programme. The collaboration between Ryerson University and the Academies gives talented students the opportunity to accelerate their learning and hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship at one of Ontario’s premier universities.



Source: Aga Khan Academies partner with Ryerson University on training for innovation
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Dining Out: Eldon's in the Glebe delivers tasty dishes in comfy space

The two-month-old restaurant on Bank Street stresses local ingredients, from-scratch cooking and minimal food waste.

Eldon’s

775 Bank St., 613-565-0101, eldons.ca

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Monday

Prices: Brunch items $8 to $16, mains $16 to $26 at dinner

Access: small ramp to front door


When we go out to eat, we take for granted that the restaurant’s goal should be to give us, in exchange for our hard-earned money, some very tasty food, perhaps an enjoyable beverage or two, and, overall, a memorable experience.


At Eldon’s, which opened in the Glebe, two months ago, there’s a mission statement posted near its entrance that describes an additional objective.


“We strive to be part of the agricultural community and give back to the farmers that provide for us,” reads the message on the chalkboard. “At Eldon’s, our food waste is put aside and sent back to the farms and serves as an organic food for the animals.”


So, just a few steps in, this narrow, homey eatery announces both its farm-to-table bona fides and its green conscientiousness. If stars were awarded, an extra one should go to recognize Eldon’s virtue. Happily, the easy-going eatery of about 24 seats also delivered tasty food and enjoyable beverages during my three recent and pleasantly recalled visits.


Eldon’s is owned jointly by 32-year-old chef Cory Baird, an Ottawa native, and 26-year-old Marhlee Gaudet, who oversees its books and dining room and has personably dispensed useful information about food and wine while serving. The couple, a team in business and life, met in Toronto, where Baird was cooking in restaurant kitchens and playing in the new wave electro-hip hop group Dream Jefferson.


Shunting music to the side, Baird, who never went to cooking school, returned with Gaudet to Ottawa last spring to open Eldon’s, which replaces a Bank Street burrito place with something more distinctive.


While the vibe of Eldon’s is casual and unassuming, with white brick and concrete walls adorned with mirrors and rustic touches and an open kitchen in the back, it clearly feels like a personalized space. Indeed, Baird told me this week that Eldon’s is named after his grandfather. While serving me last weekend, Gaudet mentioned that the charming teacup-and-saucer combo on our table had been in her family.


Relying on local producers such as Acorn Creek Garden Farm, Juniper Farm, Peabody Farm and Ferme Rêveuse, plus further-afield purveyors including pork producer Gaspor north of Montreal and Pilot Coffee Roasters in Toronto, Baird has drawn up tautly contained but appealing brunch and dinner menus that feature fresh and simple from-scratch dishes.


At lunch and brunch I’ve enjoyed plates in which clean-flavoured and succulent smoked trout and pulled pork were stars, either in sandwiches or paired with brightly dressed greens and fine roasted potatoes and poached eggs. Open-faced sandwiches of roasted vegetables and heirloom tomatoes felt well-composed and complete and pleased the meat abstainers at our table. A French lentil salad melded its herbal and celery notes nicely.


Smoked trout with potatoes and salad at Eldon’s


Pulled pork sandwich at Eldon’s


Lenti salad at Eldon’s


Roasted vegetable sandwich at Eldon’s


Plates at dinner saw quality ingredients presented honestly and with minimal manipulation or distracting accoutrements so that their inherent flavours shone.


The Enright Cattle butcher’s steak ($22) — typically a piece of flatiron, skirt or flank steak, Baird told me this week — and the Gaspor pork “striploin” ($26) — meat taken from the small, milk-fed pig’s loin, but closer to the butt — prioritized forthright flavour and meatiness over tenderness.


Butchers steak at Eldon’s


Pork striploin at Eldon’s


Some at our table objected to extra chewing, but I supported Baird’s priorities and those lesser-known cuts of meat. Both dishes included thoughtfully chosen sides to balance the meats. With the beef came a sauce of roasted red peppers and a blanket of garlic scapes. The pork was offset very well by a white bean purée for starchiness, peaches for sweetness and charred radicchio for bitterness.


Chicken and dumplings ($18) was as comforting as it needed to be, although my bite of a friend’s dumpling did not wow. More impressive, I thought, was a plate of simply crusted and cooked pieces of Lake Erie pickerel ($24), in which the fish played very nicely with creamed corn, Swiss chard and cherry tomatoes.


Chicken and dumplings at Eldon’s


Pickerel with corn, cherry tomatoes and Swiss chard


None of these plates was all that massive. If you seek to get stuffed while dining out, then an all-you-can-eat buffet will suit you better than Eldon’s. But there is something about the avoidance of gluttony — and of super-sized pricing — that’s in line with Eldon’s admirable ethos.


Desserts included fresh berries ($5) with some of the simple farmers cheese — but sweetened — that figures on many a dish, and an OK bowl of poached peach with almond crumble ($7), plus pastries from Ottawa’s Art Is In Bakery.


Berries and cream at Eldon’s


Poached peaches at Eldon’s


What improvements at Eldon’s could I suggest? Perhaps a little more consistency, given that potatoes that were perfect at one mid-day meal were over-cooked at another, or that some dishes, while likeable and interesting, seemed just a touch under-seasoned while those over-cooked potatoes were too heavily salted.


But, I’m talking about a few grains of salt here and there. I should grouse more loudly that Eldon’s hard metal chairs could use some cushions if you want to sit a spell and enjoy the surroundings, which is something that comes entirely naturally here.


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