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#16921 JimV

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 02:56 PM

Well, it’s too bad for him that he wasn’t a pipeline protester.  In that case the police would have filmed the whole incident, asked for witnesses, started an investigation, rerouted traffic and given the driver a ticket for stopping in an intersection.  The construction workers kind of ruined the whole thing.


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#16922 Sparky

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 03:21 PM

^ The police ask the public all the time for witness statements and dash cam footage to help with investigations.

The least they could do is publish a mug shot of this “vulnerable” citizen so the rest of the driving public could think about shifting gears a little if we happen to see him in a crosswalk tomorrow. (or later this afternoon)
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#16923 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 03:24 PM

How goes the Captain Cook statue investigation?


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#16924 Mike K.

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 03:29 PM

Zoomer’s favourite! Another protest has broken out in downtown Victoria.

The local businesses are readying for a surge in business among protestors. The families and organizations that were supposed to attend the Christmas light-up at the legislature were just going to get in the way.
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#16925 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:22 PM

The Capital Daily told us that Steve Wallace was arrested and was to appear in court tomorrow.

They have quietly removed the article about his arrest and the court date from their website.

It was previously HERE: https://www.capitald...-driving-school

No charges.


https://www.vicnews....steve-wallace/#

However, Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel at the BC Prosecution Service, confirmed the Crown has not approved charges against Wallace, meaning he is no longer required to appear in court.

“After a full review of the investigative material provided by the investigative agency the Crown Counsel assigned to assess the charges concluded that the charge assessment standard had not been met for any criminal offence and no charges will proceed,” McLaughlin wrote in an emailed statement.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 07:24 PM.


#16926 Klapecki

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:32 PM

Yikes. Tried and convicted by social media but crown doesn’t approve charges…

#16927 Nparker

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:42 PM

Yikes. Tried and convicted by social media but crown doesn’t approve charges…

It's a woke new world.


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#16928 pontcanna

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:58 PM

Pretty low-hanging fruit to be honest and on the "ick" end of the scale. Everybody knows his deal, that's about all you can expect really.



#16929 pontcanna

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:22 AM

Finally the T-C chimes in:

 

No charges approved against driving instructor
  • Times Colonist
  • 26 Nov 2021
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No charges have been approved against Victoria driving school owner Steve Wallace.

 

The driving instructor was to appear in provincial court Thursday on three counts of alleged sexual assault, but charges were never sworn.

 

“After a full review of the investigative material provided by the investigative agency, Crown counsel concluded that the charge assessment standard had not been met for any criminal offence and no charges will proceed,” the B.C. Prosecution Service said in a statement. “In this case, the prosecutor concluded the test was not met and charges have not been approved.

 

Morehttps://digitaltimes...281565179031375

 

 

 



#16930 pontcanna

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:25 AM

Trial of two escapers accused in killing moved to Vancouver
  • Times Colonist
  • 26 Nov 2021

The trial of two former William Head Institution inmates charged with killing a Metchosin man during a prison break two years ago is being moved to Vancouver.

 

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage had applied to the B.C. Supreme Court for the change of venue. The two men are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne, 60, on July 8, 2019. Their next court appearance is Jan. 12 in Vancouver.

 

Evidence, submissions and Justice Michael Tammen’s reasons for the decision cannot be reported because of a publication ban.

 

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#16931 A Girl is No one

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:31 AM

Why a publication ban? Is this standard procedure? It seems to me this case in particular will have to cover processes at the detention Center that will be of great interest to the neighbouring population. Transparency from government is really important.

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#16932 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:36 AM

Why a publication ban? Is this standard procedure? It seems to me this case in particular will have to cover processes at the detention Center that will be of great interest to the neighbouring population. Transparency from government is really important.

 

A publication ban is usually in effect in high profile/serious cases though any preliminary hearings.  Only removed at the main trial.  This helps prevent integrity of witness testimony, and preserve impartiality of a jury.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 November 2021 - 07:37 AM.

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#16933 pontcanna

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 08:29 AM

Canada marks most homicides in years in 2020: data
  • The Globe and Mail (BC Edition)
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The mass killing in Nova Scotia and the COVID-19 pandemic helped push the number of homicides nationally in 2020 to its highest level in nearly 30 years, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.

 

The new survey says 743 homicides were reported by Canadian police in 2020 – a figure that was the most since 1991 and includes the 22 victims of a gunman’s rampage that began in Portapique, N.S., in April of last year.

 

“This attack contributed to an uncharacteristically high homicide count and rate for the province of Nova Scotia in 2020 and is also reflected in the increase in firearm-related homicide for the province,” the report says. It says the national increase in homicides was mainly driven by “notable increases” in Alberta and Nova Scotia. As a result, the overall number of homicides was 56 more than in 2019, pushing Canada’s homicide rate up by 7 per cent – from 1.83 homicides for every 100,000 people in 2019 to 1.95 for every 100,000 in 2020.

 

“This marks the highest national homicide rate since 2005,” the survey says.

 

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#16934 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 08:33 AM

It takes 11 months to tally up 750 murders?

#16935 pontcanna

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:13 AM

Steve Wallace dead:

 

https://www.cheknews...-attack-918155/

 

 



#16936 Nparker

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:17 AM

Oh my. This is going to require some investigation.


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#16937 sebberry

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:34 AM

An actual heart attack or is that how it's being reported? 

 

Stress really does a number on ones' health. Some days I wonder if I'll make it to 40.


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#16938 Benezet

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 11:02 AM

An actual heart attack or is that how it's being reported?


I’ll take his widow’s word as being truthful.

#16939 Sparky

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 12:18 PM

The Jubilee is the place to go for cardiac issues. Don’t ask me how I know this.

#16940 Barrrister

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 12:26 PM

Prolonged and intense stress on a old person can do horrible things.



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