Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > The Maple Leaf
Reload this Page >

Local newspaper stories

Local newspaper stories

Old Apr 24th 2020, 7:22 pm
  #511  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,283
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
In the local paper today is a report about a youth offender with such a string of offences including guns, violence and breaches of multiple court orders that The Crown wants him sentenced as an adult on a couple of the latest convictions to get a more appropriate sentence than that available for a youth offender.

A Youth Advocate said his office's position has always been taken from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which he said maintains youth should not be tried as adults. So no hard rules or principles then. Except that one of theirs.
It does seem unfair, but to the best of my recollection, Human Rights laws - which generally are based on the Universal Declaration of Human passed by the UN General Assembly back in the 1940s - do draw a clear distinction between childhood and adulthood. A child is deemed not to be fully aware of what he or she is doing. It's the same principle as the Age of Consent to sexual activity. By the same general rule, somebody who is mentally retarded (beyond a certain point; politicians are given the benefit of the doubt...) is deemed not to be fully aware, either.
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2020, 7:56 pm
  #512  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,060
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow View Post
It does seem unfair, but....
It does happen though. Rare, maybe. Apparently the last one here was in 2010 in similar circumstances a youth was sentenced as an adult.
BristolUK is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2020, 8:50 pm
  #513  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
It does happen though. Rare, maybe. Apparently the last one here was in 2010 in similar circumstances a youth was sentenced as an adult.
So you don't count the 2016 La Loche shootings as being such a case? The unsuccessful appeal was just on the news recently. Or did you mean in New Brunswick, specifically? It's probably more common than we think; crime is rampant.
caretaker is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2020, 10:14 pm
  #514  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,060
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
So you don't count the 2016 La Loche shootings as being such a case? The unsuccessful appeal was just on the news recently. Or did you mean in New Brunswick, specifically? It's probably more common than we think; crime is rampant.
Not only NB but specifically Moncton
BristolUK is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2020, 10:32 pm
  #515  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Not only NB but specifically Moncton
If it's been 10 years in Moncton then that's got to be a great place to live. Smaller cities can have their crime statistics skewed by a few bad days and often youth crime is a big part of the total. I worked with a man who was murdered by a young offender (he did 3 years) and I was a bit put out.
caretaker is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2020, 11:55 pm
  #516  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,060
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
If it's been 10 years in Moncton then that's got to be a great place to live. Smaller cities can have their crime statistics skewed by a few bad days and often youth crime is a big part of the total. I worked with a man who was murdered by a young offender (he did 3 years) and I was a bit put out.
It is pretty peaceful. Several years ago I remember posting that the crimewaves making the news consisted of someone breaking into the cash drawers of the machines in the laundry rooms of apartment buildings, filling up with gas and driving off without paying, someone taking upfront snow ploughing fees for the season and not turning up and someone - possibly the same person being a chimney sweep and stealing if let inside.

But then, of course, we had the 3 mounties shot dead.
BristolUK is offline  
Old Apr 25th 2020, 12:14 am
  #517  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
It is pretty peaceful
We still get cattle rustling. (not in the city, of course) I live in the middle of the hood and I think it's been pretty quiet lately.

Last edited by caretaker; Apr 25th 2020 at 12:18 am.
caretaker is offline  
Old May 10th 2020, 2:22 am
  #518  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

But then the door swings open, and...
4 hits and tried to drive the cop car away; that could be an event in the Florida Man Challenge.
https://globalnews.ca/news/6926030/s...car-man-tased/
Edit: 2 tasers before and 2 after, for clarity

Last edited by caretaker; May 10th 2020 at 2:25 am.
caretaker is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2020, 10:12 pm
  #519  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

A serious spike in overdoses:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...oses-1.5635342
caretaker is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2020, 10:18 pm
  #520  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 25,604
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Been an uptick in BC by quite a bit this year, May I think had record overdose deaths in the province.

Just 1 day in June BC Ambulance responded to 131 overdose calls in the province, a daily record, and about double the usual amount of overdose calls.

Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Jul 5th 2020, 7:28 pm
  #521  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

For sale; stolen liquor.
https://globalnews.ca/news/7136660/d...-liquor-store/
caretaker is offline  
Old Jul 7th 2020, 9:32 am
  #522  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Just came across this in the Chronicle; smash-up in front of Oliver Supermarket. This is the place where I buy fruits and vegetables when I'm out there; wonderful people, wonderful produce. I like to buy 6 or so cases of fruit and bring them back to the prairies and give away peaches and cherries for a week. This accident, involving a truck loaded with cherries, luckily didn't cause a traffic jam.
https://oliverdailynews.com/truck-la...uth-of-oliver/
caretaker is offline  
Old Jul 7th 2020, 3:08 pm
  #523  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Jam, get it?.... traffic.. jam.


sigh
caretaker is offline  
Old Jul 7th 2020, 3:14 pm
  #524  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,060
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Jam, get it?.... traffic.. jam.


sigh
I didn't actually.
BristolUK is offline  
Old Jul 7th 2020, 3:19 pm
  #525  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,875
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Local newspaper stories

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I didn't actually.
I had to edit this for frustration. There's the picture of the smashed truck which has spilled it's cherries, (clearly visible on the road), and cars passing by. They are going to make cherry jam. The traffic is going to make jam by running over the cherries.
caretaker is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.