PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Aug 12

Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Aug 12 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** The rate of post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the Canadian forces has nearly doubled since 2002, according to a new survey of thousands of soldiers that underscores the mental-health challenge this country and its military personnel face after a decade of bloodshed in Afghanistan. (

** The Toronto Community Housing Corp has renewed its appeal to the federal government for an C$864 million boost to fund its capital repair backlog. The pitch is part of a C$2.6 billion($2.38 billion), 10-year capital financing plan that Toronto city council unanimously passed in November. (

Reports in the business section:

** A trio of housewares chains owned by a prominent Canadian retailing family has gone into bankruptcy protection, adding to a growing array of domestic stores that are faltering in the face of pressures from foreign powerhouses and online players.   Continued...