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Fenelon Falls woman who lost her daughter wants people to start talking openly about suicide

KAWARTHA LAKES-Eight years ago Erin Attard lost her daughter to suicide. Attard was one of about two dozen people who attended a candlelight vigil in Lindsay on World Suicide Prevention Day. For years it’s been a taboo subject. Law enforcement won’t report or comment on suspected suicides, much of the media steers clear of the topic as well. She says people need to start talking openly about suicide in order to stem the tide.


The vigil was held at the beautiful Hospice Service Labrynth Garden at 112 McLaughlin Road in Lindsay.  It’s open to the public.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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