Simcoe County paramedic celebrating passing of PTSD bill By Janis Ramsay Today is an important day for paramedic Natalie Harris. The Barrie resident lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is celebrating the province’s passing of the Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act, which allows faster access to benefits and treatment through Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). “The first responder family is READ MORE

‘Capital-to-Capital’ bikers raise awareness of PTSD in first responders Marie-Julie Cosenzo is daunted by the thought of crossing the bridge into Gatineau. “Just going to Hull even is very difficult for me. It just brings back too much pain,” Cosenzo said. Cosenzo, who lives in Ottawa and has been a paramedic with the Coopérative des Paramédics de l’Outaouais for almost nine years, hasn’t been READ MORE