Gang violence, government corruption and the BC legislature. Sounds like an old-school mob movie? No – just business as usual in provincial politics

This is war: Gang Warfare on the streets of Vancouver, Surrey, Montreal and Ottawa ( Thanks to http://bctrialofbasi-virk.blogspot.com/ for this insightful piece.) Nearly 700 police officers were involved in today's major raids on gangs who allegedly traffic cocaine in Montreal and Ottawa. 47 people have been arrested so far on various charges, including gangsterism, weapons possession …

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Teresen Gas and BC Hydro will be charging YOU for their 2010 security costs.

How would you feel about having to pay the  2010 security costs for Teresen and BC Hydro?  If you aren't sure, you better start thinking about it now, because you are going to be on the hook for at least $11 million between the two companies. CTV  BC ran the story last night on their …

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TougherSentences.com

A reminder to stop by and sign this petition I first talked about last year - this proactive group of citizens is taking matters into their own hands to push for harsher sentences and revised bail terms.   http://www.toughersentences.com/Home_Page.html You can share your story and experiences : http://www.toughersentences.com/Your_Stories.html  or Get connected to other residents and organizations: …

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Everybody’s talking – but is anyone really listening ?

(   Everyone is talking about the fantastic Jon McComb interview with Wally Oppal that took place Friday afternoon, in which he basically gave the Attorney General a verbal beating while taking him to task over the current state of affairs in Metro Vancouver. David in North Burnaby posted this fantastically blunt piece over the weekend, targeting both the inefficiencies …

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An open letter to Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon

Dear Mr. Falcon, I  am still feeling rather confused this morning after watching your interview with CTV's St. John Alexander on the 6 o'clock newscast last night. In speaking with St.John about why tolls are absolutely necessary for the construction of the suddenly very expensive Port Mann Bridge construction, you told him it was because you …

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You know you are in trouble when…

An RCMP cruiser pulls up and parks in front of your house, and an officer knocks on your door... It never fails. Whenever I have one of those days where the shower never happened, the hairs in a ratty ponytail and dark circles clearly show under my eyes, someone shows up unexpectedly at the door.  …

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday February 4th, 2009

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the man who was killed in the most recent Surrey targeted hit was 21 year old Ralph Baldini - the same person who rented the north Surrey Penthouse where 6 people were brutally murdered in October 2007. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Three+slayings+hours+Metro+Vancouver/1249778/story.html Shot while sitting in his vehicle outside of the London Drugs …

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Breaking news in Surrey – and take a wild guess what it is…

Yes, I'm afraid so. Yet another brazen daytime shooting / murder in Surrey, this one outside of the London Drugs located at Guildford mall during the early dinner hour. One man was shot several times while sitting in his Land Rover -  and he did die as a result of the injuries he sustained. Police are on the scene and the investigation …

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Yet another Surrey murder, the Premiers deficit threat and why I support FSA tests.

Yet another shooting death in Surrey hit the news this morning. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/02/03/bc-surrey-shooting.html http://www.theprovince.com/news/shot+death+Surrey/1246008/story.html At least it was in Whalley and not down the street from me, but I'm sure that is of no comfort to the neighbours who lived in the area of the crime.  Watt's up these days  in Surrey ? Seems to be …

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Delta father pleads guilty to second degree murder after stabbing two year old daughter

Lakhvinder Kahlon, the Delta man who was charged in the stabbing death of his two year old daughter, has  suddenly entered a guilty plea to second degree murder.  http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/surreyleader/news/38817444.html The plea automatically carries a sentence of life in prison. Parole determinations will be given Thursday. The horrendous act that occurred a year ago, touched off a …

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