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#20161 lanforod

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Posted 02 June 2023 - 12:24 PM

Yes, however its difficult to do that research, especially for new candidates.



#20162 Daveyboy

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Posted 02 June 2023 - 06:35 PM

There is a slate of candidates endorsed by the Teacher's Union and all of those individuals were elected.  The BCTF is a huge supporter of the NDP, particularly leaning to the further left progressive viewpoint.  They usually get their slates elected.  Many teachers do not support their viewpoints but the majority probably do.



#20163 Nparker

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Posted 02 June 2023 - 06:37 PM

Voting for most school board candidates is voting for the NDP.



#20164 todd

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Posted 02 June 2023 - 07:12 PM

That’s why I would skip school, just to stick it to the man.

#20165 pontcanna

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Posted 02 June 2023 - 09:11 PM

Nanaimo RCMP arrest suspect after multiple fires set Friday morning

 
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Nanaimo RCMP have a man in custody following a series of fires that were intentionally set Friday morning.

The fires kept firefighter’s busy in the Bowen Road area until police were able to catch up with a suspect.

Nanaimo Firefighters put out the fourth suspicious fire in the bushes near Buttertubs Drive as police converged on the area.

The first suspicious fire of the morning was reported at 6:12 a.m., on Holly Avenue. Video surveillance shows a man stumbling near it. Firefighters were quickly called to the scene and put it out.

Three and a half hours later and less than 20 blocks away, another was lit near a Bowen Road property by East Wellington. A hydro worker was among those to help put water on it before firefighters arrived.

One hour later and only several blocks away from the last, a third fire was reported in Bowen Park.

Firefighters put it out too, but then less than a half hour later and not far away — a fourth and final fire was reported.

Later that day, investigators converged on Buttertubs Marsh following reports that a potential suspect was seen walking in the area.

“And he was just screaming obscenities and basically acting like someone who was having an episode. I just thought it was kind of suspicious because I walk up the street and there’s a fire going up the street,” said Danny Gibson who lives nearby.
 
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Police managed to arrest the man, and say he is very well known to them. He’s facing charges related to the final fire while they continue to investigate the others.
 

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#20166 pontcanna

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Posted 03 June 2023 - 10:33 PM

CHEK reports that at about 2300 Friday night, there was a large VicPD response (6 units) outside Helms Inn, 600 block Douglas, where a car had been "run off the road" by cops. An arrest was made and his "stuff" was spread out over the trunk of the car. No official word from the department about what happened.

 
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#20167 pontcanna

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 11:22 AM

THEIR VOICES, THEIR CHOICES
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When abusers go to trial, survivors who want to tell people what happened are often thwarted by court orders that are costly and time-consuming to undo. These women want to change that, Zosia Bielski and Molly Hayes report

 

Sifting through British Columbia’s online court registry for the name of the man who’d sexually assaulted her, Kelly Favro kept coming up empty. Kenneth Charles Erickson had been charged, convicted and sentenced – yet his name yielded zero results, more than five years after the 2015 assault.

 

Ms. Favro would eventually learn the omission was intentional: Without her knowledge, her own name had been concealed behind a publication ban, which shields the identities of sexual-abuse victims from public scrutiny.

 

But Ms. Favro never sought anonymity, not during her trial or after it. Nobody ever asked her whether she wanted her name shrouded by a publication ban. What disturbed her especially was that it hid her attacker’s name, too.

 

“I had to get this stupid ban off my name to make his name public and to freely share what happened to me,” said Ms. Favro, a 39-year-old administrative co-ordinator in Victoria.

 

She is one of many sexual-assault complainants in Canada unaware that their identities – and their stories – are cloaked behind publication bans. Though the court orders were originally meant to protect victims of sexual offences from being identified by the press, today, in a digital age, the bans can also restrict survivors from sharing their own experiences publicly on social media, or privately through e-mails or text messages.

 

 Victims who break their bans risk stiff penalties: up to two years in jail, plus potential fines of up to $5,000 under a summary conviction offence.

 

Though publication bans have become all but automatic in sexual-assault cases across Canada – Crown attorneys often request them at the start of criminal court cases – many complainants have no idea the orders exist. Though the bans are meant to safeguard victims and their privacy, this “protection” can have unintended consequences.

 

To Ms. Favro, the ban meant that other women couldn’t read about her case and be warned about the man.

 

Lifting the order became a labyrinthian process that ate up six months of her life. Most galling to her was that Mr. Erickson got a chance, in court, to ask that the order silencing her remain: He didn’t want the case to “attract any more attention,” the judge recalled in his ruling. Ultimately, the judge decided the harassment the offender “endured” since his sexual-assault conviction did not outweigh his victim’s right to tell her story publicly.

 

“It’s so insulting,” said Ms. Favro, who eventually got her ban lifted in January, 2021.

 

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#20168 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 11:29 AM

Not everybody wants to show themselves off as a victim. That’s why the law is in place. It’s not there to protect the offenders.

Can we make it easier for some to have the ban dropped? Maybe.

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#20169 pontcanna

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 09:36 PM

Central Saanich Police:

 
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#20170 pontcanna

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 02:37 PM

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#20171 pontcanna

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 03:59 PM

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Hey Greater Victoria
 
@saanichpolice are looking to identify this suspect, who on June 2nd at around 7:20pm committed a robbery of a store in the 3100 block of Tillicum Road. The suspect was attempting to steal product when staff confronted him, which is when he pulled a large kitchen knife and threatened the staff member with it.
 
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Luckily, the staff member was not physically injured. The suspect did manage to get away prior to Police arriving.

If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca


#20172 pontcanna

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 10:17 AM

Open Fires, Disturbance And A Related Break And Enter During First Day Of Topaz Park Enforcement  

 

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 

 

File: #23-19532, #23-20013 

 

Victoria, BC – On Monday morning members of VicPD’s General Investigation and Outreach Sections began working with City of Victoria Bylaw staff to conduct sustained bylaw enforcement in Topaz Park. 

 

Just after 7:30 a.m. on Monday officers were in the park when they heard yelling and noticed smoke coming from an area near a large encampment. Officers found two open fires burning near two tents. Garbage, clothing, and propane tanks were close by, and black smoke was blowing into the open tents. Officers quickly notified the occupants of the tents to evacuate and contacted the Victoria Fire Department who attended and extinguished the fires.  

 

A short while later, officers came across a disturbance inside of another tent. One of the individuals involved in the disturbance left the park. A short time later that individual was reported to have broken into a locked backyard in a nearby residential housing complex. The individual was carrying a hammer and left the property when confronted by the occupant of the home. The individual was arrested a short distance away for break and enter. 

 

Bylaw enforcement began in Topaz Park in response to safety concerns from the community and park users. People sheltering in the park were given advanced and repeated notice of enforcement. 

 

 Enforcement efforts continue this week. 

 



#20173 Nparker

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 10:22 AM

#predictableconsequences



#20174 Mike K.

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 11:44 AM

I’m hearing residents near the Save Ons in Vic West are having a tough go with people in the nearby parks, of which there are two in that immediate area.

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#20175 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 11:50 AM

Open Fires, Disturbance And A Related Break And Enter During First Day Of Topaz Park Enforcement


Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023


File: #23-19532, #23-20013


Victoria, BC – On Monday morning members of VicPD’s General Investigation and Outreach Sections began working with City of Victoria Bylaw staff to conduct sustained bylaw enforcement in Topaz Park.


Just after 7:30 a.m. on Monday officers were in the park when they heard yelling and noticed smoke coming from an area near a large encampment. Officers found two open fires burning near two tents. Garbage, clothing, and propane tanks were close by, and black smoke was blowing into the open tents. Officers quickly notified the occupants of the tents to evacuate and contacted the Victoria Fire Department who attended and extinguished the fires.


A short while later, officers came across a disturbance inside of another tent. One of the individuals involved in the disturbance left the park. A short time later that individual was reported to have broken into a locked backyard in a nearby residential housing complex. The individual was carrying a hammer and left the property when confronted by the occupant of the home. The individual was arrested a short distance away for break and enter.


Bylaw enforcement began in Topaz Park in response to safety concerns from the community and park users. People sheltering in the park were given advanced and repeated notice of enforcement.


Enforcement efforts continue this week.



This is a fu%*ing joke.

We have no leadership.
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#20176 Matt R.

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Posted 08 June 2023 - 12:38 PM

Buddy of mine who lives in one of the pink buildings in Harris Green posted a video of some guy getting tasered this morning.  Pretty dramatic! So many cops.



#20177 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2023 - 12:39 PM

How many pink buildings are there?

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#20178 pontcanna

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Posted 08 June 2023 - 04:08 PM

PERSONS SOUGHT IN SERIOUS THREATS INVESTIGATION
 
June 8, 2023
 

The Saanich Police Department’s Major Crime Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a group of people associated with a vehicle which attended Uptown Shopping Centre at approximately 9:20 pm on May 29, 2023.

 

The vehicle is believed to be a black Dodge Charger and detectives are looking for information from the persons associated with the vehicle as part of a serious threats investigation.

 

If you recognize the vehicle or any of the persons associated with the vehicle, please call the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 and reference file #2023-9627. You can also report what you know anonymously by contacting the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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Public Information & Communications Officer

 

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#20179 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2023 - 04:46 PM

No leg day for those guys. And they should be easy to single out, 5’5” with size 18 shoes.

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#20180 pontcanna

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Posted 08 June 2023 - 10:07 PM

West Shore RCMP investigating report of a suspicious person

2023-06-08 

File # 2023-9452 and 11038


The West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a report of a suspicious person near the 200 block of Helmcken Rd in View Royal.

On May 17 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m. the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a male who was seen sitting on the railway track near this location partially clothed within view of nearby View Royal Elementary School. Police attended the area at the time the report was received and conducted patrols but were unable to locate the suspect.

On June 7, at approximately 2:36 p.m., police received another report of a male matching the same description walking Northbound on the E&N trail at the same location. Officers from West Shore RCMP Frontline Policing, Bike Patrol Unit and Traffic Unit all attended and conducted extensive foot and vehicle patrols of the area, but were unable to locate the male suspect.

There have been no reports of the suspect approaching anyone, but he has been seen in the area several times and police would like to identify and speak to him.

Suspect description:

Caucasian male in his 20’s;
Approximately 6 ft tall;
Medium build;
Dark shoulder length hair;
Wearing a cowboy hat and black shorts.

If you have information on who this could be please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. Police are also requesting anyone with home surveillance or vehicle dash camera, who was in the area at the time of the incidents, to please check your footage as you may have captured the suspect on camera walking through the area. Please report any possible sightings of this suspect to police right away.

Police have notified School District 61 of these ongoing investigations as the sighting took place not far from several schools.

Released by

Cpl. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP



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