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#1601 pontcanna

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 02:27 PM

A police chief, a broadcaster and the lure of the rings

JUNE 16, 2021
 
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New York Islanders super fan and Victoria Police Chief Del Manak, left, and former broadcaster Tim Ryan look over the Islanders’ Stanley Cup rings that Ryan was given by the club.
 

The New York Islanders are having a moment — playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup semifinals — and two Vancouver Islanders who have a four-decade relationship with the team are enjoying the ride.

Broadcaster Tim Ryan of ­Victoria called the first two of the Islanders’ four-consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 1980 and 1981 for local New York television, and has a pair of Stanley Cup rings to show for it. That was before U.S. national and international sports broadcasting opportunities for CBS took him away to boxing and tennis matches, NFL and NBA games and Olympics around the world.

A continent away on the Pacific coast, a young fan was just starting to follow hockey and became enthralled by the Islanders’ success, the start of a passionate 40-year-plus love affair with the team. Del Manak, now Victoria police chief, has bled blue and orange through good years and lean.

 

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#1602 Matt R.

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:02 PM

The Chief used to play for the Victoria Cougars WHL team, no?

 

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#1603 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:42 PM

The Chief used to play for the Victoria Cougars WHL team, no?

 

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Apparently not--his name first appears in the papers as a police constable in 1997.


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#1604 Matt R.

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 10:34 PM

So weird, I remember looking this up before with no satisfaction. I was friends with his brother way back in the Gordon head days, and Del would come and play street hockey with us sometimes, wiping the floor with us obviously.

Was I dreaming it? Was it another Manak brother? Maybe.

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#1605 pontcanna

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 10:58 PM

Nothing in the Hockey DB (database) with the surname Manak, and that search engine is usually pretty accurate when it comes to major-junior. You could always ask the Chief, he's on Twitter and his email is readily available.


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Posted 25 June 2021 - 02:05 PM

Man, 49, drowns in Kemp Lake, near Sooke

Body found Friday morning

June 25, 2021

A 49-year-old Sooke man is believed to have drowned after his body was found in Kemp Lake on Friday morning.

Sooke RCMP responded to the shoreline around 6:55 a.m. after the report of a body in the water. The man was declared dead on scene.

 

More: https://www.goldstre...OI1eDYox01mJc64

 

 



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Posted 25 June 2021 - 06:08 PM

An Overdose Victim’s Friend Calls For Help, Patrol Officers Respond With Life-Saving Naloxone And CPR

 

Date: Friday, June 25, 2021 - File: #21-25116

 

Victoria, BC – Officers are crediting an overdose victim’s friend’s calls for help with helping save the person’s life early this morning.

 

Just before 3:30 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were in the 1500-block of Hillside Avenue when they heard someone calling for help. They located the person calling for help next to their friend who was in life-threatening condition – unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse. The person who called for help told officers that their friend had recently used drugs and was suffering from an opioid overdose.

 

The Patrol officers called for B.C. Emergency Health Service Paramedics to respond, administered naloxone, and began CPR. Additional officers arrived to assist in the life-saving efforts. The overdose victim’s pulse returned and they began to breath on their own just as paramedics arrived. They were transported to hospital for additional treatment.

 

Patrol officers then worked to identify the overdose victim, located a family member, and transported that family member to the hospital.

 

There were no arrests. No one was searched and no drugs were seized.

 

Officers are crediting the person who called for help with helping save the overdose victim’s life.

 

If you use drugs, please carry naloxone and please do not use alone. If you are with someone who is using drugs who suffers an overdose, please do not hesitate to call 911 and/or call out to our officers for help.

 

Our primary duty is to protect people’s lives. Legislation protects you from possession charges when seeking help during an overdose.

 

For more information on preventing overdose please visit: https://towardtheheart.com/

 



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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:49 PM

An Overdose Victim’s Friend Calls For Help, Patrol Officers Respond With Life-Saving Naloxone And CPR...

#defundpolice? #acab?



#1609 pontcanna

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 03:04 AM

Victoria police switch gears to new bike-security method
 
26 Jun 2021

An online bicycle-security system used by police across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland is prompting the Victoria Police Department to phase out its bike-registry program by the end of the month.

The system, Project 529 Garage, is based on an app that allows owners to upload pictures of their bikes and notify others if their bike is stolen.

 

More: https://digitaltimes...281573768667214
 



#1610 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 09:35 AM

Bomb threat at the courthouse right now. Building evacuated; streets blocked off.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


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Posted 30 June 2021 - 10:14 AM

Bomb threat at the courthouse right now. Building evacuated; streets blocked off.


Heard it was a hostage taking but either way whole area blocked off.

#1612 pontcanna

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 01:41 PM

Victoria Police @vicpdcanada

We are working to resolve a police incident at the courthouse in the 800-block of Burdett Ave.

@ics_k9 is assisting. No one has been injured. Please avoid the area as we work to resolve the situation safely.

 

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UPDATE | We are working to clear the building with PSD Bodi & PSD Maverick from @ics_k9. Thank you for your patience.

Update | The building has been cleared by @ics_k9 & GVERT EDU. People are returning to work. Thank you for your patience.



#1613 pontcanna

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 10:34 PM

VicPD Lobby Areas & Front Counter Services Re-opening July 5th

 

Date: Friday, July 2nd, 2021

 

Victoria, BC – VicPD’s lobby areas and front counter services will be re-opened to the public in both Esquimalt and Victoria on July 5th.

 

Our lobby areas and front counter services at both our 850 Caledonia Avenue and 500 Park Place Esquimalt Division locations were first closed due to COVID-19 restrictions on March 17th, 2020. They were opened in a limited capacity on July 6th, 2020 but closed again on November 24th. With the move into Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, we are glad to re-open our lobby areas for front counter service on July 5th, 2021.

 

Our new hours of operation will be:

 

850 Caledonia Avenue Hours of Operation

 

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

500 Park Place Hours of Operation

 

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Many services were moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic closures. These online service options will continue to be offered.

 

They include:

 

  • The VicPD Report Desk non-emergency line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To report a non-emergency incident, please call 250-995-7654 and select option #1. Please consider calling during non-peak times, such as outside of regular business hours, to avoid long wait times.
  • To obtain updates on VicPD services and information, please call our non-emergency line Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 250-995-7654 and select option #8.
  • Vulnerable sector police information checks also remain available online. Visit https://vicpd.ca/services/police-information-checks/ for more information and to apply for a vulnerable sector police information check. You will be contacted in the event that fingerprints are required for your vulnerable sector police information check. These fingerprints will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only.
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Court-mandated Fingerprinting

 

Court-mandated fingerprinting remains available on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. only.

 

Staying COVID-19 safe

 

In keeping with B.C. provincial guidelines, wearing a mask is encouraged, but not required, in our lobby. Please do not attend our lobby areas if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have been confirmed to have COVID-19, or have been directed to self-isolate.

If you have questions or concerns, please email engagement@vicpd.ca for more information.  We look forward to welcoming you back to our lobby areas and serving you at our front counter again.

 

 



#1614 pontcanna

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 09:01 AM

Owner Sought After Officers Corral Snake

 

 

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - File: #21-26977

 

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are seeking a reptile’s owner after corralling a large snake in Victoria last night.

 

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6th, Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 700-block of Vancouver Street for a report of a large snake found on a ground floor patio. Officers attended and worked with the person who reported the incident to corral the approximately four-foot-long snake into a large cardboard box. Officers then transported the snake to Victoria Animal Control Services where it remains.

 

A photograph of the snake is available below.

 

This file remains under investigation.

 

If this is your snake, please call Victoria Animal Control Services at 250-414-0233. If you have information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

 

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#1615 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 02:54 AM

A retired judge has determined that a further investigation is needed in the case of two Vancouver police officers who handcuffed an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter outside a Bank of Montreal in downtown Vancouver.

 

The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner had initially ordered an investigation into the officers' conduct involving the detainment of Maxwell Johnson in December 2019, when he attempted to open a bank account for his granddaughter.

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak carried out the initial investigation, determining no disciplinary action was needed.

But the police complaints commissioner concluded there "was a reasonable basis'' the decision was wrong and appointed a retired judge to independently review the case.

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...eview-1.6097727


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Posted 10 July 2021 - 07:42 AM

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak carried out the initial investigation, determining no disciplinary action was needed.

 

 

 https://www.timescol...-man-1.24340656


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#1617 pontcanna

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Posted 16 July 2021 - 11:28 PM

UPDATE | Lost $10,000 Engagement Ring Returned

 

Date: Friday, July 16th 2021

 

File: 21-24803

 

Victoria, BC – Officers and a very happy rightful owner are thanking the person who turned in a $10,000 engagement ring, enabling our Special Municipal Constables to reunite it with the owner today.

 

The ring was the subject of a Community Update on Monday, June 28th, 2021 where we asked you to keep an eye out for it. The ring had last been seen in an office building in the 3000-block of Shelbourne Street on June 11th.

 

Earlier this afternoon, a community member saw a Facebook post about the lost ring and turned it in. The Special Municipal Constable working at the front desk contacted the owner who attended and was able to provide substantial proof the ring was theirs.

 

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“I am just so grateful and thankful,” the emotional owner said. “This just really means so much to me.”

 


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#1618 LJ

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Posted 17 July 2021 - 06:49 PM

I'm guessing it's not her first wedding.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#1619 pontcanna

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:45 AM

Officers Remind The Public To Safely Store Cannabis Products After Children Ingest THC Gummies

Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 - File: #21-28616

 

Victoria, BC – Officers are reminding members of the community who use cannabis products to safely store them after five children, all under the age of 10, were brought to hospital after accidentally ingesting unattended THC gummies on Friday.

 

Patrol officers were called to Victoria General Hospital on Friday, July 16th, after five children under the age of 10 were brought to hospital after accidentally ingesting THC gummies. Officers learned that the children were attending a barbecue, when parents noticed the children had began acting oddly. The parents questioned the children, who told them they had found candy while playing in a room and consumed it. The parents investigated and upon discovering the “candy” were THC gummies, immediately called 911.

 

The children were transported to hospital, where they were observed and released. No foul play is suspected.

 

Investigating officers located the gummies bag. The packaging closely resembles a popular gummy candy brand. Photographs of the package are below.

 

The use of cannabis products is permitted under provincial and federal law in Canada. However, given the close resemblance of some products to non-cannabis products, officers are urging those who use cannabis products to safely store them out of the reach of inquisitive children.

 

No charges are anticipated in this file.

 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:54 PM

Traffic Officers Investigating Collision Between Protestor And Vehicle

 

Date: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 - File: #21-29386

 

Victoria, BC – Traffic officers are investigating a collision between a protestor and a vehicle yesterday evening.

 

Just before 6 p.m. last night, Community Services Division officers, including members of our VicPD Traffic section, were monitoring a protest that was occurring in the 800-block of Blanshard Street. A group of people protesting and carrying placards moved from the sidewalk into the northbound lane of Blanshard Street. That section of roadway is at the top of a hill at a low-visibility corner.

 

At that time, one of the protestors made contact with a vehicle that was travelling northbound at low speed.

 

Officers interviewed the driver of the vehicle, the person struck, and nearby witnesses. Officers offered an ambulance to the person struck, which they initially declined. A short time later, at the suggestion of those nearby, the person requested an ambulance and was transported to hospital for medical evaluation.

 

There was no visible damage to the vehicle involved. There were no arrests.

 

This incident remains under investigation.

 

At this time investigators have no indication that the driver of the vehicle intentionally struck the person who moved into the roadway. Additionally, investigators are not currently aware of conflict between the parties before the collision.

 

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to officers, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

 



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