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#2121 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 10:06 AM

Are we certain?



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#2122 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 10:10 AM

The state has proven it will impose restrictions on people's rights and freedom for the "greater good". No more than one child per couple.




#2123 lanforod

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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 AM

Most unions top it up, if not to 100%, up to 90 or 95%. Not sure about police, but i'm surprised if they don't. UVic PEA for example tops up 4 months of parental leave for fathers up to 95%; so what often is done is a split of 17 weeks for dad, 17+18 for mom.

But yes, 52 weeks is combined between mom and dad. 17 weeks for mom and the remaining 35 is split however they want. But EI will only pay out for 52 weeks total.


Note this is new, but there is now an option for longer leave now, but at same total payout from EI (e.g. you can take 86 weeks total combined leave at same total pay from EI amount). https://www.canada.c...ntal-leave.html

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#2124 pontcanna

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Posted Today, 04:57 PM

No Injuries After GVERT, Patrol Officers Rescue Person In Crisis From Rooftop


Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - File: #22-24235


Victoria, BC – A person in crisis was rescued from a rooftop by VicPD officers last night.


Just before 6:45 p.m., Patrol officers were called to a hotel in the 100-block of Douglas Street for a report that a person in crisis, armed with a baseball bat, had run to the top of the building and was on the roof. When they arrived, they located a person in crisis on the roof of the hotel.


Officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), including Crisis Negotiators, were deployed alongside Patrol officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters to help rescue the person. At several times during the incident the person in crisis positioned themselves at the rooftop ledge.


After several hours of negotiation, the person in crisis surrendered to officers and a Victoria Fire Department ladder truck was utilized to assist in bringing them down from the rooftop safely. They were apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.


No one was physically injured during the call.



#2125 Nparker

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Posted Today, 05:34 PM

Which hotel is in the 100 block of Douglas Street?


Does place operate as a hotel?

100 Douglas.jpg

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#2126 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 05:35 PM

Ya. Odd. Might be a digit missing in the piece.

No gender either.

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