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#17961 max.bravo

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 06:52 PM

Yeah, agreed.

I think factors are:

Lack of law enforcement by police/city bylaw.

Labeling anyone addicted to drugs as mentally ill.

Not holding street people partly accountable for decisions they made that brought them to where they are now.

The Government for cutting funds years ago to hospitals that could treat those with serious mental illness and advocates who think these people are better off sorting out their lives outside than inside.

And last (but certainly not least) allowing the most violent of the mentally ill back on the streets instead of shuttling them to an institution.

And P.S., Helps and her council for allowing Victoria to slowly transform into the next San Francisco/Seattle/Portland.


What do those cities (and vic) have in common? Woke ideologue leadership. The real cause of all these issues is breakdown of traditional liberal morality and it’s replacement with radical leftist / moral relativism.

It is no wonder that when you simultaneously raise Victimhood to the status of sainthood, while trying to defund the police and decry the rule of law as ‘evil white supremacy’ you get disorder and dysfunction. Reap what we sow.
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#17962 Barrrister

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:01 PM

The problem is also the voters who have not just elected them but also re-elected them.


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#17963 LJ

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:12 PM

 near the golden mile and major

 

I think that's the magnificent mile, the golden mile is in Toronto.


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#17964 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:15 PM

"Swans Liquor Store now has an 8x8 waiting area for customers, who ask for what they want, and staff bring it to them. The crime got to be unmanageable, staff said."

Now? That arrangement goes back a long way. COVID was the reason, I was told well over a year ago.


Not what they said, they said it was the amount of theft.

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#17965 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:16 PM

I think that's the magnificent mile, the golden mile is in Toronto.


There’s a golden mile in TO?

But oh yeah! It’s the Mag Mile in Chicago.

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#17966 LJ

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:18 PM

^Well, Golden Mile District.


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#17967 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:37 PM

Well I’ll be. I just looked it up, its in Scarborough, and its got a jail!
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#17968 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 01:26 AM

Jobs and perks for the boys. We have a whole poverty industry. 26 unionized jobs just at Our Place.




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#17969 Barrrister

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Posted Yesterday, 04:29 AM

Vic Watch: Thanks for the correction, evil typo on my part combined with a wife distracting me.



#17970 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:35 AM

Cowichan Bay:

Just before 10a.m. on May 24, the North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP was forced to close Cowichan Bay Road during an active, and quickly evolving policing incident.

Initially a complaint of an unknown man acting erratically and aggressively on Westcan Terminal Road was received, but when frontline members arrived, they located a different individual suffering from an injury, after their vehicle was located in a channel of the Cowichan River, in approximately 4 feet of water.

At approximately the same time another 9-1-1 call was received by someone stating that an unknown man arrived at their residence and threatened to steal their vehicle.

Members of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP, along with Police Dog Services were contacted for assistance. A description of the man was given and he was quickly located by North Cowichan / Duncan frontline members not far from the most recent complaint.

The man presented what appeared to be a weapon to the on scene members. Immediately a decision to close roads in the area for the safety of the public was made said BC RCMP Division Media Relations Officer Sergeant Chris Manseau After several minutes of discussions, and a short foot pursuit through a forested area, the man was taken into custody without incident or injury. The weapon he presented was determined to be a replica.

The North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP thank all drivers and residents in the Cowichan Bay area for their patience during the time that the roads were closed while this individual was taken into custody.

The investigation remains ongoing, and charges under the Criminal Code are being considered.

It’s now been determined that the arrested man threatened the driver of the vehicle, leading them to drive off at high speed, causing their vehicle to come to rest in the river. Manseau added. The person inside the vehicle was transported to hospital for their injuries.

The roads in the area were closed for less than an hour, and have since re-opened.

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#17971 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 02:03 PM

Hold the fort, the "experts" have chimed in.    Looks like the problem is our mild winters.  Or more specifically lack of access to commercial ski hills I guess.

 

 

 

 

Experts agree that an increase in youth violence is a regional issue, especially related to incidents in downtown Victoria.

 

Mia Golden is a youth counsellor with Pacific Centre Family Services Association with Mobile Youth Services Team (MYST), which she coordinates with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee.

 

“We’re seeing kids from Sooke, the West Shore, Oak Bay, Sidney, basically all municipalities in the region head downtown to party,” Golden said. “That’s led to an increase in the incidents we see happening. We’re seeing an increase in violence and youth carrying weapons like knives and pepper spray.”

 

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“Youth, developmentally speaking, crave a sense of belonging, adventure and connection to other youth,” she said.

 

During the winter months in other regions, youth might have skiing, snowboarding, and other activities available as an outlet that isn’t available to youth in Victoria.

 

“All of the municipalities in the region could definitely use more activities,” Golden said. “Without those activities, the kids come downtown.”

 

Social media plays a role as well.

 

“Often, these kids don’t know each other but connect online and make plans to meet,” she said. “Drugs and alcohol are involved, including access to harder drugs. We’re seeing harder drugs now being considered as a party drug.”

 

https://www.vicnews....gional-concern/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So maybe we should invest in snowmaking equipment for Bear Mountain, Mt. Doug and maybe Dean Park/Mt. Newton.


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#17972 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 PM

We're seeing harder drugs because their use is being normalized. Thank you wokies 🙄
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