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#1881 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:43 PM

A fire alarm was pulled in a parkade at Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday afternoon triggering a code red. It was later determined to have been a false alarm.

Someone in the parking garage pulled the fire alarm by accident setting off an alarms at the hospital, explained Island Health spokesperson Cheryl Bloxham.

The person was confused and ended up triggering the alarm, she noted. The code red was quickly called off.

 

https://www.vicnews....bilee-hospital/

 

 

i'm not even sure that's newsworthy.  the "confusion" is interesting though.



#1882 weirdie

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:37 PM

i'm not even sure that's newsworthy. the "confusion" is interesting though.


And yet you still posted it. Is Mike paying you a dollar for every news article you post or something?
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#1883 Mike K.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:39 PM

22 cents.
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#1884 Love the rock

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:47 AM

22 cents.


Before tax $1 ? Take home pay 22 cents .

Edited by Love the rock, 15 November 2019 - 12:48 AM.

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#1885 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:43 PM

capital news:

 

 

 

Recycling truck delivers dead body to Greater Victoria collection facility

Man in his 20s found dead after asphyxiating in recycling vehicle 

Last Tuesday, a Victoria man was found dead in a collection truck that had arrived to drop its load at Waste Connections of Canada, a Central Saanich recycling facility. Central Saanich police do not consider the death suspicious, and believe the man was homeless and attempting to keep warm in a recycling bin when it was emptied into a collection truck sometime between 5 and 8 a.m. In August 2018, a Victoria man sleeping in a dumpster died in almost identical circumstances when the bin was emptied into a collection truck. 



#1886 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 05:41 AM

an update on that tragic vancouver incident where the woman was dragged for blocks under the vehicle:

 

 

Danh said Evancio is aware of the extent of her injuries.

 

“She currently only has a few back teeth left from the accident. Her teeth will be dentures. Their concern is building her upper lip. The next surgery they may start with rebuilding her lower lip,” she wrote, adding Evancio does not remember the incident.

 

“I think she understands the extent of everything and how she was close to dying,” Danh wrote.

 

“Although she can’t make much of a facial reaction to things right now, you could see in her eye that a weight of financial burden was lifted from the many things running through her head,” she wrote, referring to the fundraiser.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ries-1.24013970


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 November 2019 - 05:41 AM.

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#1887 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 02:49 PM

A single-family home in Sidney suffered extensive damage in a fire Saturday evening.

 

The blaze started just before 4 p.m. in a home on Beacon Avenue West, said fire chief Brett Mikkelsen with the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. Crews arrived to find large flames coming from the garage area of the one-storey home.

 

https://www.timescol...laze-1.24017656

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2019 - 02:49 PM.


#1888 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:59 AM

Paul Hurst didn’t have to wait for his baptism by fire.

Just hours after signing on as a volunteer on his 16th birthday, Hurst found himself inside a building engulfed in flames.

“It was at the old Cambridge Motel,” recalled Hurst in an interview with the Gazette reflecting on his 35 years with View Royal Fire Rescue. “I was inside a burning building at 2 o’clock in the morning the day after I filled in the paperwork.

 

https://www.vicnews....-into-the-fire/



#1889 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 05:53 PM

a woman from the ocean has been saved in oak bay.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-willows-beach/

 

Emergency crews save woman from ocean at Willows Beach

Emergency crews responded after man found her belongings, called police


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 January 2020 - 05:54 PM.

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#1890 Nparker

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:36 PM

a woman from the ocean has been saved in oak bay....

So, like a mermaid? Did she look like Daryl Hannah?



#1891 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:44 PM

So, like a mermaid? Did she look like Daryl Hannah?

 

unknown.  still early on this file.  could even tie into meat loaf (50's dinner/singer) later.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 January 2020 - 06:45 PM.


#1892 Nparker

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:51 PM

...could even tie into meat loaf (50's dinner/singer) later.

That seems reasonable.



#1893 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:28 PM

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https://www.timescol...wall-1.24051585

 

 

 

The man appeared to be fine in the water, Fisher said, but he wasn’t able to get out on his own.

 

“It seemed he was having trouble because the surf was so high,” Fisher said. “The waves were absolutely bashing against the walls.”

 

Police were called and arrived to find passersby attempting to reach him with a line.

 

Officers, with the help of Victoria firefighters, paramedic and passersby, were able to get the man out of the water.

 

The man was taken to a waiting ambulance, but was not injured and declined further medical attention.

 

Police warned the man about the danger of entering the ocean during a storm.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 January 2020 - 02:30 PM.


#1894 Mike K.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:47 PM

Is that a Selfie Stick of Death he's holding? It must have malfunctioned.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:52 AM

Is that a Selfie Stick of Death he's holding? It must have malfunctioned.

Working as intended, I'd say.  Selfie Sticks of Death™ cannot be held responsible for the actions of people willing to save the stupid from themselves.


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#1896 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:21 AM

this is a pretty good video.  building collapses and the fire truck arrives 1.7 seconds later.

 

https://twitter.com/...521721072332802



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:28 PM

screenshot-www.timescolonist.com-2020.01.13-17_26_47.png

 

https://www.timescol...wall-1.24051585

 

 

 

The man appeared to be fine in the water, Fisher said, but he wasn’t able to get out on his own.

 

“It seemed he was having trouble because the surf was so high,” Fisher said. “The waves were absolutely bashing against the walls.”

 

Police were called and arrived to find passersby attempting to reach him with a line.

 

Officers, with the help of Victoria firefighters, paramedic and passersby, were able to get the man out of the water.

 

The man was taken to a waiting ambulance, but was not injured and declined further medical attention.

 

Police warned the man about the danger of entering the ocean during a storm.

 

Did he publish the video yet?


Edited by todd, 16 January 2020 - 09:29 PM.

[gone fishing]


#1898 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:05 AM

At 5:30 a.m., the fire department received a report of smoke in the area.

 

“We investigated with one fire truck and they determined pretty quickly that the smoke was coming from Spencer Castle,” said Atkinson. “There were heavy smoke conditions.”

 

https://www.timescol...ower-1.24054877

 

 

kudos to whoever called it in just based on smoke.

 

surely when stuff is under renovation like this especially sensitive structures the renovation company should install some type of wireless/cellular emergency detectors.  can't be that difficult or expensive. insurance companies would appreciate that.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 January 2020 - 06:06 AM.


#1899 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:29 PM

Saanich police are investigating an incident on Churchill Drive, the main road up Mount Douglas.

 

Emergency crews were on scene around 3 p.m. on Saturday and police vehicles were parked in front of the entrance to the park. Drivers attempting to head to the top of Mount Doug were turned away and hikers were told to use the trails.

 

https://www.vicnews....o-road-closure/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 January 2020 - 05:29 PM.


#1900 Mike K.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 02:14 PM

Four Mile will re-open tomorrow. The pub closed on October 22 due to a fire.


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