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Old 04-16-2017, 01:43 PM   #501
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Nothing to see here .



What is the police union complaining about . More criminals means
more work , more overtime , more union members. This trend is a
gold mine , stop your whining .

Full article here.

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Every police service in Canada is under-resourced and overworked. Believe me, nobody needs more criminals coming across the border to justify having work to do.

Most of the discourse around our refugee issue up here is based in ignorance of what's actually going on and how it works. All of these people crossing the border illegally ARE being arrested, mostly by RCMP, sometimes by the Canadian Border Services Agency, and are being handed off to the appropriate processes for determining admissibility. It takes time. We will see the vast majority of them punted back south of the border.

You simply cannot effectively secure a border like the one we share with the U.S. It is what it is, it's problem we're stuck dealing with.
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BMO Bundles Uninsured Mortgages in a Canadian Bond First

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Uninsured mortgages means a minimum 20% down on the purchase price at time of mortgage origination.
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Cosplay goes bad for gamer in Grande Prairie

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When the incident ended, RCMP had the man's elaborate costume. (William Vavrek Photography)
It was almost game over in Grande Prairie this week for a cosplay enthusiast.

Dressed as a character from Fallout, a popular post-apocalyptic video game series, the man walked down a street wearing a gas mask, helmet, armour and bullet belt.

He carried a flag that said "New California Republic" — one of the factions from the games.

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A man dressed as a character from the Fallout video-game series walks down a street in Grande Prairie. (Kyle Martel/Facebook)

RCMP Cpl. Shawn Graham told CBC News that police received calls just before 5 p.m. Tuesday from citizens concerned the man was wearing what looked like a bomb on his back.

At least eight officers responded with their long guns drawn. Photos show them crouched behind vehicles and bushes.

"He was observed going into a business, so the RCMP members were able to safely remove the staff members from the business," Graham said.

The business was Lynn's Alterations at Bell Tower Plaza. The owner, Hoa Huynh, said the man wanted some alterations to the costume.

Huynh said he was preparing to take measurements when the RCMP called and asked if he could see any wires on the man. He says police then told him to leave out the back door. He did.

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An RCMP officer stands behind a cruiser with a rifle at the ready during Tuesday's incident in Grande Prairie. (William Vavrek Photography)

Graham said RCMP soon made contact with the costumed man.

"Through conversation with the male they were able to determine that he was wearing a costume and there was no threat to the public," he said.

What had looked like a bomb turned out to be several Pringles potato chips cans that were painted silver.

The man was taken into custody but later released without any charges.

Photos appear to show officers smiling and laughing after the incident was resolved.

"We have to believe everything is real until proven otherwise," said Graham. "In the end you've got a good feeling after going, 'OK, there wasn't a bomb, there was no intent to do anything criminal, it's just someone with their costume.'"

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Grande Prairie RCMP officers enjoy a lighter moment after an incident involving a man dressed as a video-game character. (William Vavrek Photography)

Graham thinks it should serve as a warning to others who enjoy cosplay that police will assume fake weapons are real.

"There's a time and a place for it," he said, pointing out that costumes are OK at conventions and similar events.

"Wandering around downtown [is] maybe not the place to do it."

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/e...play-1.4070387
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The most Canadian thing ever? Mystery as BEAVER is filmed rounding up a herd of cattle and leading them around a ranch

A video posted to Facebook shows a beaver leading a herd of cattle on a ranch
The bizarre scene unfolded Friday in Saskatchewan, Canada
The video shows a beaver slowly walking through a field followed by 150 cows
When the beaver pauses all of the cows also stop until the beaver walks again
Owner of the ranch, Adrienne Ivey, said it was 'the most Canadian thing ever'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...le-Canada.html


The video shows a huge group of cows all huddled together and following around
a beaver


What? No maple syrup?
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Air Canada plane loses wheel en route from Montreal to London
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http://avherald.com/h?article=4a7d012c&opt=0

A better pic of right landing gear w/missing wheel.
Air Canada A330-300



http://avherald.com/h?article=4a7d012c&opt=0

Incident: Canada A333 at Montreal on Apr 16th 2017, dropped main wheel on departure

By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Apr 18th 2017 21:40Z, last updated Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017 00:11ZAn Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GFUR performing flight AC-864 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 294 people on board, departed Montreal's runway 06R and completed what appeared to be an uneventful flight with a safe landing on Heathrow's runway 27R about 5:45 hours after departure.

Ground personnel discovered the right forward outboard main wheel was missing.

The return flight AC865 of Apr 17th was cancelled.

A search for the wheel recovered the wheel from the end of Montreal's runway 06R.
(glad another plane didn't hit the wheel while taking off.)

The airline confirmed the wheel was lost during takeoff. Canada's TSB is assessing the information available to decide whether to open an investigation.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in London about 40 hours after landing.
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The smirking prostitutes and grinning madams of Montreal: 1940s mugshots reveal the women who turned the city into a sex capital

Montreal became known as the sex capital of North America as brothels were set up after the First World War
Prohibition in America drove those looking for a good time over the border, and business boomed in the city
But after Prohibition ended, the industry turned seedy, and authorities moved in to clear the prostitutes out
Taken between 1939 and 1945, these mugshots reveal the faces of that industry as it was being dismantled


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Montreal.html


These are the women who made Montreal into a sex capital. None
was more powerful than Anna Labelle. She was arrested for the last
time in 1939 (pictured) but went regularly to court in a Cadillac and
wrapped in mink to free her mangers


Oo la la!
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Man, those are some rough women.

Onanism would be preferable.
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