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#2121 Mike K.

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 06:45 AM

Wiki says: The term "freon" is also a generic descriptor of a fluorocarbon refrigerant.
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#2122 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 07:06 AM

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#2123 rjag

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 08:20 AM

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Looks like VicPD are fighting back. Good for them putting faces to the job and humanising who they are.


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#2124 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 06:40 AM

Construction is expected to start next year and finish in 2023 for ­Saanich’s $26-million replacement and ­expansion of its fire station on Elk Lake Drive.

 

The project is part of Saanich’s facilities renewal master plan, which examines the condition and requirements for municipal buildings and infrastructure.

 

https://www.timescol...rive-1.24288867


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#2125 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 02:05 PM

UPDATED: Blaze at Heritage Acres results in nearly $20,000 in damages, no exhibits impacted

 

Central Saanich, Sidney firefighters tackle afternoon fire caused by woodstove

 

https://www.vicnews....heritage-acres/



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Posted 17 March 2021 - 05:03 PM

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Looks like VicPD are fighting back. Good for them putting faces to the job and humanising who they are.


Have Dubow, Potts or Isitt ever provided any substantive evidence that VicPD are the bastards they'd have us believe or is it just lazy, empty rhetoric desinged to appeal to their uninformed base?
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#2127 pontcanna

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 08:38 AM

Metchosin residents, fire chief call for change to how 911 calls are handled

APRIL 7, 2021

More than 600 Metchosin residents with concerns about timely responses to 911 calls have signed a petition calling for a change to how calls in the rural area are handled.

In Metchosin, fire chief Stephanie Dunlop often watches ambulances drive past her fire hall while her team sits idle, unable to offer their support to their community members. She watched two go by on Tuesday without a call to her department.

 

Full article: https://www.timescol...dled-1.24304088

 



#2128 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 06:50 PM

The provincial government will spend $4.2 million to help fund 12 mass timber demonstration and research projects around B.C. — including Saanich’s new fire hall.

 

The grants include $500,000 for the redevelopment of Saanich Fire Station No. 2, which will demonstrate how mass timber can be used in a post-disaster building designed to withstand emergencies.

 

https://www.timescol...mber-1.24304493


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#2129 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 03:55 PM

A vehicle collision adjacent to Walmart occurred at Uptown and has trapped workers, according to a Saanich Fire tweet. There are reports two Walmart employees are trapped as a result of the incident.

Few details to go on at this point.

Tweet from SFD: Crews responding to a report of vehicle into Walmart lower level and structural collapse
Rescue of trapped workers in progress.

Please avoid the area!

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#2130 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 04:02 PM

Sounds like a vehicle rammed the lower level of Walmart and trapped workers inside a freezer.

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#2131 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 04:29 PM

Saanich firefighters had to free staff at Walmart afer a driver rammed through the wall of a lower parking area Friday afternoon.

 

Deputy Chief Dan Wood told Black Press Media around 4:30 p.m. that firefighters were working to free staff trapped in a freezer at the Uptown store. He said the vehicle drove 20 feet into the shop and pinned a freezer door closed.

 

Wood said an older woman driving was not seriously injured. All staff were safely removed and not seriously injured.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....art-in-saanich/


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#2132 pontcanna

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 01:22 AM

Pix from the scene:

 

 

crash1.png

crash2.png

 


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#2133 Mike K.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 05:59 AM

Are you able to source these, pont?

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#2134 On the Level

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 06:34 AM

Wow....now that's a drive-thru

 

I am assuming they are taking the car out the same way it came in?  If so, I wonder how she managed to launch the car up so high before it went through the wall....


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#2135 Sparky

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 06:38 AM

Must have climbed up over a Volkswagen.

#2136 Barrrister

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:02 AM

Walmart cancelled our pickup order for today.



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:39 AM

^No prob, just hit the drive-through.


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#2138 pontcanna

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:22 AM

Are you able to source these, pont?

 

Courtesy of the Saanich PD Traffic Safety Division Twitter account: 

 

https://twitter.com/...1924983811?s=20



#2139 Mike K.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:35 AM

Thank you.

What a wild day. This could have ended so very badly.

For anyone who has an elderly family member, friend or acquaintance and believe a conversation on their driving abilities may be required, consider the following resources from ICBC: https://www.icbc.com...or-Drivers.aspx
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#2140 RPPB

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:55 AM

Chek showed a picture of the wall the car through and it looked like the signs said L2. The tow truck is shown removing it on P1 (correction:L1) . If I'm not mistaken, the car dropped through the ceiling into the store.

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