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#2201 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:25 AM

Yes, at 320 Mary.

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#2202 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:27 AM

Yes, at 320 Mary.

Very close to Russell street. Maybe a celebratory fire for the newly housed?
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#2203 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:33 AM

maybe outside the 2 block drug use radius?

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 07:55 AM

Older Realtor photos of the interior:

 

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#2205 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 08:07 AM

Yes, same block as the Russell Street facility. That’s a lot of activity for one block in just a few weeks, with that fire.

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#2206 pontcanna

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:07 AM

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The scene arriving crews faced at last nights fast spreading structure fire on Mary Street.
A quick exterior attack followed by interior confinement limited fire spread and damage to adjacent structures. Great work by all involved.
 
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#2207 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:39 AM

Victoria Police say one suspect was arrested at Russell Street’s newly opened shelter following a structure fire that engulfed a commercial property on the western side of the shelter’s block yesterday evening. There were no injuries and Victoria Fire crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading. The fire is believed to have started in a bin adjacent to the building.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:42 AM

Victoria Police say one suspect was arrested at Russell Street’s newly opened shelter following a structure fire that engulfed a commercial property on the western side of the shelter’s block yesterday evening. There were no injuries and Victoria Fire crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading. The fire is believed to have started in a bin adjacent to the building.

 

Make him dismantle the building piece by piece.


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 01:20 PM

Victoria Police say one suspect was arrested at Russell Street’s newly opened shelter following a structure fire that engulfed a commercial property on the western side of the shelter’s block yesterday evening....

Welcome to the neighbourhood?  :whyme:



#2210 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 03:46 PM

Make him dismantle the building piece by piece.

 

easily the post of the week!

 

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#2211 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 06:31 PM

I spoke with the RCMP today regarding another fire at a shelter. The man who set that fire is in jail awaiting his court date. I would like to think the same fate awaits the Victoria man.

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#2212 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 06:58 PM

I spoke with the RCMP today regarding another fire at a shelter. The man who set that fire is in jail awaiting his court date. I would like to think the same fate awaits the Victoria man.

If i were a betting woman...

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 08:02 PM

I spoke with the RCMP today regarding another fire at a shelter. The man who set that fire is in jail awaiting his court date. I would like to think the same fate awaits the Victoria man.

 

We're told we need to have compassion for these folks, but they need to display behavior that warrants it first.  Trouble is, we've taught them that if they keep biding the hand that feeds them, we'll just keep feeding them anyway.


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Posted 17 May 2021 - 11:22 AM

Make him dismantle the building piece by piece.

 

And then force him onto the 6:00 news to make a public apology.  


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#2215 A Girl is No one

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 05:53 PM

So did it make the news? Has anyone seen it reported on the mainstream media?

#2216 Mike K.

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 06:44 PM

Yes, it was in the TC and ran the media circuit. CFax also covered it.
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Posted 17 May 2021 - 08:28 PM

Paramedic Crisis: Ambulances in B.C. are sitting empty due to a serious paramedic shortage

May 17, 2021

We take it for granted that an ambulance will come rushing to help in a life-or-death emergency, but paramedics are sounding the alarm about a system they say is broken.

“The way this is being run, it’s dangerous for the public, it’s dangerous for those of us who are working,” a paramedic and ambulance dispatcher told CHEK News. “On any given day, we have calls holding for hours, hours, and we just can’t get there.”

Every day in B.C., ambulances are sitting empty due to a serious shortage of paramedics, especially on the Lower Mainland.

 

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#2218 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 12:33 PM

Smoking pot on stove ignites Saanich fire call on Quadra Street

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that’s an odd headline.

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#2219 Nparker

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 12:39 PM

...that’s an odd headline.

This was what I pictured when I read that headline.

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 06:13 PM

Paramedic Crisis: Life-and-death calls waiting on hold due to dispatcher shortage

May 18, 2021

When you call 911, medical emergencies are transferred to a B.C. Ambulance dispatch centre — but you might have to wait a while for someone to answer your call, and even longer for a paramedic to arrive.

“We had 14 calls in queue in the middle of the afternoon that had been holding for over four minutes,” a dispatcher told CHEK News on the condition that we protect her identity. “That four minutes, imagine if somebody isn’t breathing.”
 

 


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