This cop was out on North Road (at Bertha) earlier today. Did you see him? I don’t know what his goal was in being there, but I was so pleased that it was not a Stop Everybody Day.
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Want to have some RCMP folks check to make sure that your car and your papers are in order? Head over to North and Bertha to see your tax dollars being spent on the important task of stopping all drivers. Noonish update: event organizers are gone already! No, wait — they’re at lunch.Do you think [...]
If you’ve been waiting to have an RCMP officer check your papers, this is your lucky day. (Previous discussion on this topic is in this blog post: Another traffic stop day for Gabriola.)
Today was stop everybody on Gabriola day for the RCMP; the police seem to set up these traffic stops every three or four weeks. It annoys the hell out of me, because it seems to be based on the presumption of guilt, and the idea that police can stop innocent citizens for no reason at [...]
We’ve been hearing about the recent road checks on Gabriola – you know, the ones designed to catch drunk drivers. Since the BC law changed in September, a blood-alcohol reading of .05 or higher is enough to get you into trouble. (Gabriola summer residents who read this blog from out-of-province: take note.) Now Mothers Against [...]
Here we go with Gabriola in the news again: Let’s put fighting drugs in some context, says the Daily News. …what has been happening on Gabriola Island highlights a growing issue in B.C., and that is the prevalence of hard drugs in every community. Let’s not be coy about it, we all know that people [...]
From the Daily News: Cops want help in island drug fight. Gabriola RCMP want the public to help them crack down on drug activity on the Island, but one officer says that some people in the tight-knit community might be reluctant to turn in their neighbours.(…) You think? Gabriola RCMP say enforcement and education surrounding [...]
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On Saturday night some scoundrel broke into a few Gabriola businesses: Harvest Thyme, G&S Meats, Raspberry’s, and Arbutus. Broken glass, theft, and serious frustration for business owners is about what it amounted to. The good news? The thief left a blood sample on broken glass, and some fingerprints, too. Maybe that will help — I [...]