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[from the article] Const. Saxon Peters was already facing charges of aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and two counts of obstruction of justice in connection with the alleged beating of an aboriginal man.

Glenn Shuter, 25,alleges a police officer drove him about 10 kilometres outside the small town of Merritt in August 2005. Shuter, who is accused of stealing a police officer's bicycle, alleges the officer beat him and left him to walk home.

On Monday, Crown prosecutor Stephen Harrison dropped the confinement charge and replaced it with the Criminal Code offence of torture.

Peters, who is on unpaid suspension, faces direct indictment, meaning there will be no preliminary hearing and the case will proceed directly to trial.

"There was a recent comprehensive review by senior lawyers at the criminal justice branch of this case and they determined that the available evidence support a count of torture in this case," said B.C. Crown spokesperson Stan Lowe.

After Shuter was arrested, he complained of being punched in the face and body. His teeth were broken and his eyes and ears swollen.

Shuter says he was driven 10 kilometres out of town and dumped.

A lengthy police investigation indicates the alleged beating happened in the presence of another on-duty officer and an auxiliary constable. Neither of them face criminal charges.

Band Chief Arthur Dick, of the Lower Nicola Reserve near Merritt, says Shuter couldn't eat properly because his teeth were damaged. Shuter lost weight, had headaches and nightmares, said Dick.
Crown prosecutors in British Columbia have taken the unusual step of charging a member of the RCMP with torture.
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Always, always, always keep an eye on your children.

[from the article] Surete du Quebec said that Dawson Lacroix was found unconscious in a water-filled ditch not far from his home in Waterloo, Que. around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.
The toddler was taken to hospital but later died.

Dawson was reported missing by his parents earlier on Friday. Officers, K-9 units and police choppers were deployed to assist in the search. Dawson was missing for approximately five hours.
During the search, Dawson’s mother told CTV News that her son had been playing in their yard while her husband cleaned his car.
“My husband lost him out of his sight and he came into the house to ask me if I had let him in and I hadn’t, so we immediately started searching and called the police,” she said.
A two-year-old boy who went missing from his home east of Montreal on Friday has died, Quebec police have confirmed.
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Always, always, always keep an eye on your children.

[from the article] Surete du Quebec said that Dawson Lacroix was found unconscious in a water-filled ditch not far from his home in Waterloo, Que. around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.
The toddler was taken to hospital but later died.

Dawson was reported missing by his parents earlier on Friday. Officers, K-9 units and police choppers were deployed to assist in the search. Dawson was missing for approximately five hours.
During the search, Dawson’s mother told CTV News that her son had been playing in their yard while her husband cleaned his car.
“My husband lost him out of his sight and he came into the house to ask me if I had let him in and I hadn’t, so we immediately started searching and called the police,” she said.
A two-year-old boy who went missing from his home east of Montreal on Friday has died, Quebec police have confirmed.
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How can they not find the poor child when he was so close? Did the police lead assume abduction and didn't do the simplest of searches?
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[from the article] Robinson, who was led away in handcuffs, also must serve one year probation and perform 240 hours of community work.

The Crown had asked for a three-year prison term, while defence called for a conditional sentence for Robinson, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in a separate trial after the vehicle he was driving hit and killed a young motorcyclist in October 2008.

During the sentencing hearing in June, Robinson's lawyer called his client the poster child for failure who might be able to bring some insight to others, especially those in the First Nations community.

During his sentencing hearing, Smith noted that all the officers made similar mistakes, including their incorrect claim that Dziekanski was wrestled to the ground. The judge said the only explanation was that the Mounties worked together on their stories.

Millington, was given a 30-month prison sentence in June, but has been granted bail while he appeals the conviction.
The former Mountie who was the senior officer in charge the night Robert Dziekanski was jolted with a Taser and died has been given a two-year jail term for lying to an inquiry into the death.
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Mm-hm. Thanks to cheap labour and more-efficient, more-ruthless business practices, the working poor in developed countries can live on a lot less.

#BernieSanders   #minimumwage   #equality   #inflation  
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[from the article] Const. Saxon Peters was already facing charges of aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and two counts of obstruction of justice in connection with the alleged beating of an aboriginal man.

Glenn Shuter, 25,alleges a police officer drove him about 10 kilometres outside the small town of Merritt in August 2005. Shuter, who is accused of stealing a police officer's bicycle, alleges the officer beat him and left him to walk home.

On Monday, Crown prosecutor Stephen Harrison dropped the confinement charge and replaced it with the Criminal Code offence of torture.

Peters, who is on unpaid suspension, faces direct indictment, meaning there will be no preliminary hearing and the case will proceed directly to trial.

"There was a recent comprehensive review by senior lawyers at the criminal justice branch of this case and they determined that the available evidence support a count of torture in this case," said B.C. Crown spokesperson Stan Lowe.

After Shuter was arrested, he complained of being punched in the face and body. His teeth were broken and his eyes and ears swollen.

Shuter says he was driven 10 kilometres out of town and dumped.

A lengthy police investigation indicates the alleged beating happened in the presence of another on-duty officer and an auxiliary constable. Neither of them face criminal charges.

Band Chief Arthur Dick, of the Lower Nicola Reserve near Merritt, says Shuter couldn't eat properly because his teeth were damaged. Shuter lost weight, had headaches and nightmares, said Dick.
Crown prosecutors in British Columbia have taken the unusual step of charging a member of the RCMP with torture.
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[from the article] Robinson, who was led away in handcuffs, also must serve one year probation and perform 240 hours of community work.

The Crown had asked for a three-year prison term, while defence called for a conditional sentence for Robinson, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in a separate trial after the vehicle he was driving hit and killed a young motorcyclist in October 2008.

During the sentencing hearing in June, Robinson's lawyer called his client the poster child for failure who might be able to bring some insight to others, especially those in the First Nations community.

During his sentencing hearing, Smith noted that all the officers made similar mistakes, including their incorrect claim that Dziekanski was wrestled to the ground. The judge said the only explanation was that the Mounties worked together on their stories.

Millington, was given a 30-month prison sentence in June, but has been granted bail while he appeals the conviction.
The former Mountie who was the senior officer in charge the night Robert Dziekanski was jolted with a Taser and died has been given a two-year jail term for lying to an inquiry into the death.
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If you liked the last Nutella pic with toast on toilet tissue, wait till you get a load of this!
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[from the article] More than 115,000 people attended the Pemberton Music Festival from July 16 to 19. It showcased musical acts like The Black Keys, Ludacris, and Missy Elliot. Festivalgoers can camp about a 15 minute walk from the festival site.

Approximately 200 volunteers and 50 sanitation workers teamed up to clean up the sprawling mess, according to Metro Canada.

"It is insane, absolutely insane. The bags are overflowing every night. It's kind of hard to keep on top of things," Daragh Herron, a sanitation worker, told Metro Canada.

By Tuesday afternoon, the effort appears to be paying off, as a festival representative sent CBC News this photo of the day's clean-up along with a statement:

"What makes Pemberton Music Festival such a special event is our majestic site in the Pemberton Valley.  It is certainly not in our best interest to avoid removing trash and debris continually and expediently before, during and after the festival," said the statement.

"Major active cleaning efforts will continue zone-by-zone until we have completed our load-out from the site."

The statement also says that festivalgoers had until Monday at 2 p.m. to clean up their campground and leave, but "many of them chose to leave behind personal belongings rather than pack them out."
Keith Harasymiw posted a photo of a green field covered in abandoned chairs and tents, a still-inflated mattress, and a generous spread of empty plastic water bottles.
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So. Found this in the news today. It's going viral. It's a picture of the garbage left over after the Pemberton concert. The news site I saw this on seemed to try to downplay it as normal, but I feel differently.

Below are my exact sentiments for the group of people that made this disgusting display possible:

Fuck you, Pemberton concert-goers. Rot in your own fucking filth, you dipshit, moron, self-centred motherfuckers.

That... is all! :-) Otherwise, hope it all turned out well! The clean-up crews took care of everything and it's probably as pristine now as when they arrived. Too bad they couldn't sweep up the losers who brought the mess but didn't take it with them! :-D

#BC   #Canada   #BlackKeys   #Ludacris   #MissyElliot  
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+crush smith What bothers me so much is that 200 volunteers cleaned up, too. What crap. Volunteers should be valued, not squandered on the ungrateful and ridiculously unworthy. Fuck Missy Elliot, Ludacris, and The Black Keys for laying this on the world, too. I'm going to send them nasty e-mails/tweets when I get a chance later. I'm set on donating some blood today, first :-) Been two years, but I got over myself and the terribly inconvenient interface Canadian Blood Services' website has to set up/change an appointment :-]
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  • University of Victoria
    Writing, French, Russian, Astrophysics, Photojournalism
  • Thompson Rivers University
    French, English, Calculus, Physics, Theatre
  • NorKam Secondary
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life is amazing; you're just letting stuff that doesn't matter get in the way.
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Instead of describing my many idiosyncrasies, I'll copy and paste something I wrote and hope you pass it along:

Life is about life.

Life is happiness. Happiness is peace.

Life moves. Everything moves. Everything exchanges.

Nothing stops. Nothing dies.

Life is all we know. It's the model for perfection, success.

We are born believing in life. We count on it.

We love freely and want to be loved freely. We count on it.

The world is a system. It obligates us. It needs our obedience.

Money, too. Laws, too. We can't count on them.

We still need to believe in life. We still need to love and be loved freely. Count on it.

War is destructive.

Life dreams life. Life shapes life. Life furthers life. Life enjoys life. Life loves life.

Happiness is strength, beauty, intelligence.

Those who don't want to be happy shouldn't be.

They deserve all the support they need ~ none.

Life is the only thing worth fighting for.

Life is worth life.

~ by Timothy J. Holloway

Show this to Others; Print this out; Memorize it; Recite it to Yourself or Anyone Else Who's Willing, Day or Night; Apply it to Your Own Life in Any Way You See Fit and to the Best of Your Abilities.

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I know how to fix everything, but I haven't actually done it yet, which is the part I may not know as well as I should. It may just be work, but I think I need to work with a whole heart.
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First time I came in here he asked me if it was my first time and I got the $4 donair. It was a nice pita sandwich and tasted just fine. Next time I came in I got the $5.75 one and it was bigger. I just came from there and got the $4 again and it was almost empty. I think there was less than half what was in there the first time. I noticed just a few feet from the front entrance and went back in and asked about it. After a moment or two of my pointing it out, he reached into his till, gave me the $4 back and said have a nice day, which might seem prompt and efficient but really and truly showed that this guy knew there was no point arguing. Because when the ingredients for your $4 donair comfortably fit on one slice of toast, you don't deserve repeat business. I could also point out that the pizzas I saw in the window looked OLD. It's 7 PM right now, so I was there probably around 6:45. Don't go here. Not if you want good food you can count on to be of decent value. Or fresh ingredients. Or integrity. Don't go here if you want reasonable service instead of dismissiveness with a smile. This place shouldn't even be in business, to be honest. He doesn't know the difference between charging $4 for a decent donair then trying to rip off repeat customers.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tonight I showed up more than 10 minutes before they closed but they were closed anyways. Some lazy, worthless person closed up shop so I went hungry instead. Usually everything's just fine, but the moment they screw me over is the moment I change my mind. Subway might be fine if their doors were open when they say they are. I almost went to Burger King instead (shudder).
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Unfortunately, the staff including the manager are somewhat unprofessional. Their pricing can be misleading and when asked about the vagueness, they cop an attitude about it. The last time this happened, the manager insisted that the $1 price on No Name spaghetti and limit of one at that price meant I couldn't buy a similar-sized macaroni or spaghettini package, also at a limit of one. A circular exchange in which the manager repeated himself instead of dealing with my point resulted in me returning all my purchases at customer service ~ again. If they'd just been tactful and given me the posted price, which would have made a lot of sense, given such a trifling difference of $0.77 and that they had no rational defence for not giving me the posted price, and the possibility that I'd tell others or post this here and on Yelp, there'd be nothing worth reporting. The prices are generally good here, but the management sucks. I bought my cookie ingredients at the Metropolis at Metrotown location and when they made a mistake, they checked the price and I got my bulk chocolate chips for free, which is just how it should be. The same manager who was a jerk came back while I was returning everything and said he'd give the pasta to me at that price "to be nice". I told him no, because this wasn't about being nice. They made a mistake and after such an unpleasant exchange, it wasn't "nice" to have the pasta at the posted price anymore. Really, it was degrading to make such a big deal over something like that and have the manager state the same thing again and again like I'm some moron when he's the pig-headed loser ;-) The previous time, a nicer manager talked to me... but frankly I forgot what the matter was about. Oh. Right. They had posted the price for the pizza I bought but in small writing said I had to buy 4. Since there were actually four different pizzas I was considering buying that were on sale, I went back and forth between them and the glass doors must have fogged up. I was just angry that they weren't clearer and that they wanted me to buy four pizzas to get a sale price on a pizza. Most places with sale prices still use the nice big tags... and behind glass doors that are fogged up, I don't expect to have to squint for such details. Screw 'em both. Don't go here if you have rational expectations for accuracy, integrity, anticipating the customer's need, or just pleasantness. The managers are a bit dumb at best and when confronted about their mistakes, they act closer to schoolyard children in their attitudes and behaviour than something you'd expect in a manager. Try Buy-Low Foods, Save On, or just anywhere else. And be careful of this one. With bad managers, even the cashiers have a very slightly worse attitude. Working with such losers in charge affects everyone.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This is the best night club I've ever been to and tonight was one of the best nights of my life. The crowd was amazing. Most people really seemed to want to have a good time, dressed well, and seemed intelligent. I thought this must be where all the students and young urban professionals go. The staff were professional and tactful, not the least bit power-centred or pushy. They were there merely to keep the night running smoothly. I did not drink, so I can't comment on the prices or quality of their offerings, sorry. However, the music was excellent. The dj seemed to know what he was doing and kept the beats coming. The last time I shook that hard on stage was about a year ago, another exceptional night. Here, though, I felt I was surrounded by more alert people and the light show they gave made everything seem a bit magical or hypnotic. I wish I had come here sooner. I mean months ago or last week. I've really been missing out. I also mean earlier tonight. As with most clubs I've been to, later in the night people lose a lot of their charm, and although nobody became obnoxious and pushy like they have elsewhere, I would have liked to have been one of the first people on the dance floor and enjoyed the crowd before it got packed. Thanks Fortune Sound Club for a spectacular night!
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Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Don't go here. I enjoyed the smoked meat at the time, but I came here on my birthday and was offered a slice of cheesecake ~ twice. I wasn't really into it as I'd just come from Transylvanian Traditions Bakery on Davie and had a delicious chocolate rum cake, dripping with flavour. It was awesome. The server suggested the cheesecake was "amazing" and asked "Best cheesecake ever?" when he came to check on me. Even at the time, on my birthday, I couldn't agree. It was good, but about on par with something you'd pick up from a supermarket. If I'd known he was going to charge me for the cheesecake, even after only passively agreeing to it ("If you wish" and "Oh. Sure." after I'd asked for the check) I wouldn't have bothered. But I thought it was free on my birthday. I think this was worse than some innocent misunderstanding. I think the server was counting on my not complaining because it was my birthday. Even though he pointed out that refills of the Cherry Coke weren't free (which is stupid in itself, seeing as I got a glassful of ice) he gave me the refill for free "because it's your birthday" and charged me for the mediocre cheesecake. I'm not even sure what I think about the smoked meat. Perhaps the rather slow service and the rude surprise left a bad taste in my mouth, but everything but the smoked meat and the jasmine tea were less than I'd expect from a restaurant boasting it was founded in Montreal in 1927. I got an e-mail back after complaining (I was annoyed to be offered, with a frozen smile, to talk to the manager at the time) and was offered an insincere apology that said it was genuine. And a gift certificate. But the folks at Dunn's aren't trustworthy. It's not just drinks they're encouraging you to have. They'll stoop low enough to offer a slice of cheesecake to you on your birthday like some sort of generous promotion then charge you $7.99 for it when you could have bought the entire cake from the supermarket for that price. Don't go here. It's a bad place. Don't trust them. Oh. And the delicious free pickle I tried months earlier when I stopped in and promised to come back: the pickle I got for the the meal I paid for was BLAND, like they were too cheap to give it flavour this time. This is probably my very worst dining-out experience and DEFINITELY the worst birthday meal I've ever had. Bad folks. Not-so-good food. Shady integrity. Dunn's Famous: Not Even Once.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I can't remember what it was called, but it was fresh and delicious! The person who took my order was very humble and put forth an effort to understand and communicate with me, as English was not his first language. I paid $6.99 for what I think was a large helping of vegetables, noodles, and beef and OH MAN! That was some of the best food I have ever had! In fact, I'm kind of disappointed I didn't go there yesterday instead of going elsewhere to get a donair. I've only been there once, on Sunday Nov. 4, if I'm not mistaken, but I REALLY want to go there again! Usually when I go somewhere that the proprietors don't speak very good English, I receive poor service, too. I think it's more a matter of them being so used to not being able to communicate well in a language they're not very used to so they aren't careful to make the effort to understand or be understood. I am happy to say that although this man had difficulty with English, he did everything right by me. I'd recommend this place to my best friend. Go check it out! It's a humble restaurant downtown where you can eat in or take it to go, as I did.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I go here from time to time for inexpensive Chinese food during the last half hour before they close. Most of the time I like or love the food. I think it's personal preference. The problem is that sometimes the people helping me are a bit short with me or absent-minded or just don't care. The last time I went, I tried to give the woman taking my money something closer to exact change, but she turned her back on me before I was done. I think it's a combination of cultural mannerisms and a poor attitude about customer service. I like smart people who do their jobs at least passably and look for good opportunities to make a good impression. I was fine before I felt like my patience and consideration were lost on an ungrateful person who would be different in a better world or unemployed. Oh yes. And this particular person felt at liberty to talk so loudly at me that I felt the need to cover my ears. She was telling me the prices. I don't recommend going here unless you're looking for something edible, warm, and inexpensive. I still do and will continue until I finally feel enough's enough and yell at the one person who's been working there the whole time, possibly the owner, who has also been short with me once or twice.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago