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#81 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:14 PM

OK, thanks.

I don't know; was the TC off base in using those comments? I feel it is a significant story that shouldn't be swept under the rug, even if telling it fairly causes the family distress. Tough call, but we are in the midst of a crisis that is killing good people.

#82 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:36 PM

The article was written yesterday. It says the family could not be reached on Monday. Any reason the reporters could not have sought out some friends this week that were willing to talk?

Also what's the guidelines for using names of minors before they are released by authorities? Or does that not apply if they are dead, rather than a charged suspect?

#83 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:36 PM

Now the same article (no update) has made the NatPost:

 

http://news.national...dent-led-astray



#84 Bingo

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:54 PM

OK, thanks.
I don't know; was the TC off base in using those comments? I feel it is a significant story that shouldn't be swept under the rug, even if telling it fairly causes the family distress. Tough call, but we are in the midst of a crisis that is killing good people.

As a fentanyl crisis ravages B.C., funeral parlours are being advised to stock naloxone kits to reverse possible overdoses among mourners at services or staff who handle bodies of overdose victims.

The B.C. Funeral Association sent a bulletin to members in early November explaining the importance of carrying the kits, as the province battles a public health emergency brought on by a sharp rise in drug deaths this year, said executive director Charlotte Poncelet.

http://news.national...during-services


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#85 Nparker

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:09 PM

...funeral parlours are being advised to stock Naloxone kits to reverse possible overdoses among mourners at services...

http://news.national...during-services

Seriously? People can't even stay clean long enough to attend the funerals of their friends?  :whyme:


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#86 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:26 PM

I see opportunity here. If you die at the funeral, 10% discount on arrangements since there is already less transportation costs.
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#87 Benezet

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:25 PM

A T-C op-ed piece about fentanyl, written by a VicPD officer, which I don't think has been posted on VV otherwise.

http://www.timescolo...dying-1.5616038

#88 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

A T-C op-ed piece about fentanyl, written by a VicPD officer, which I don't think has been posted on VV otherwise.

http://www.timescolo...dying-1.5616038

 

I found it very uninformative.  It was posted this morning in the homeless thread.

 

And I read it this way.  When it was heroin, there were risks all the way along, so fewer dealers.  Now that it's fentanyl, and cops never bust small-time dealers, it's all over the place with no enforcement. 



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:44 PM

^ Yeah I don't get it. We have the crowd that believes that we should legalize everything and then we will all be better off and that is essentially what we have now in Victoria. We now have the highest per capita overdose rate and the same people are now surprised and think the answer is more money into treatment. 



#90 Nparker

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

...We now have the highest per capita overdose rate and the same people are now surprised and think the answer is more money into treatment. 

But the answer does lie in treatment and prevention; it doesn't lie in continued enabling.


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#91 Jill

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

Today's TC is marking the fourth anniversary of Roderick MacIsaac's suicide. I don't know about anybody else, but the way that whole thing unfolded and remains unresolved really infuriates me.

 

http://www.timescolo...o-die-1.6553414



#92 On the Level

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

Today's TC is marking the fourth anniversary of Roderick MacIsaac's suicide. I don't know about anybody else, but the way that whole thing unfolded and remains unresolved really infuriates me.

 

http://www.timescolo...o-die-1.6553414

Agreed.  How can it be possible to have the whole thing hushed up?  Who ordered the firing and why?



#93 Jill

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:54 AM

Surely it can't be that hard to figure out who ought to have been involved and hold them accountable for the absence of a paper trail, if nothing else.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:06 PM

Victoria native Michael Saunders, formerly of the Seattle Mariners and then the Toronto Blue Jays, has signed for 1 year with the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

http://www.timescolo...llies-1.9375991



#95 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

Police have seized $1 million in cash and a large quantity of illicit drugs as part of an investigation of a drug trafficking ring on the Saanich Peninsula.

 

RCMP worked with Central Saanich police and Saanich police to target a drug production operation and several drug traffickers, said Sidney/North Saanich RCMP spokesman Cpl. Doug Wilson. A press conference will be held today to reveal more details,

 

“During the joint investigation, a number of search warrants were executed by police, which resulted in the seizure of large quantities of controlled substances, as well as over $1 million in cash,” Wilson said.

 

Many people have been arrested and charged in connection with the drug operation.

 

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.uWgFT5s2.dpuf

 

Wowza, that article sucks.  I'm not sure about the hanging comma but the last line is also very vague.  It's like a half effort.  Fail.

 

Oh, and the press conference is tomorrow, not today.



#96 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

Cha-ching! From yesterday's T-C Comment section.

 

Give the lady a cigar: bet this type of 'discussion' makes Pam and others very nervous and difficult for her to sleep at night - I sure hope this resonates with a few local councils (the "white haired elite" comment aside):

 

http://www.timescolo...lies-1.12792024



#97 Nparker

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:16 AM

Cha-ching! From yesterday's T-C Comment section.

 

http://www.timescolo...lies-1.12792024

This: "Resident groups hold far too much sway over our elected officials. So instead of voting in favour of supply, innovation and change, councillors vote development down"



#98 lanforod

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:24 PM

People are resistant to change, that's for sure. Worried that new developments will 'ruin' their neighbourhood, or attract the 'wrong' kind of people or a million other 'reasons'.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

1982.

 

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