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Postby wmsimon » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:28 pm

Agreed, MS. A man who ran TO the risk deserves to be remembered by his daughter. Goddammit, this brought tears to my eyes....
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Postby Slade » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:27 pm

"The Mounties always get their man."

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/ ... pture.html
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Postby Cawdorgraves » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:38 am

Sounds to me like he is a slippery fella! He is like a mole in that he seems to be able to find a way out of any trap that he's in. Incredible but when faced with life in a box I am sure the one thing on their mind constantly is how to get out.

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Postby Slade » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:30 pm

CG,

The Mountie who nabbed him was a rookie, just six weeks on the job:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/s ... /20071026/

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Postby Cawdorgraves » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:43 pm

Wow that will look good on his jacket.

I remember when a serial killer was caught back in the 1990's in Sussex, New Brunswick. We had been informed just prior to moving into our house in Rothesay, NB that the killer had been seen on our very street running in the woods behind our house. Then later caught in Sussex near to the Cow Milk Plant (not sure its name) that you can see on the highway. I don't recall the murderers name but small world.

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Postby Slade » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:31 pm

Another Mountie has been killed in the North:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/20 ... mirut.html

That brings the number killed in the line of duty to 220:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/rcmp/ ... fduty.html

On that list, you'll find this case:

March 1974:
Const. Roger Pierlet, 23, is working alone on an overnight patrol in Cloverdale, B.C., when he stops a car while looking for vandals. It turns out to contain two men, one of them a Langley man whose brother has died in a high-speed police chase four days before. The man, who has been looking for a police officer in order to exact revenge, shoots Pierlet in the heart.

I defended one of the two accused, and argued his appeal in the Supreme Court of Canada.

The chase in which he was captured became the chase in EVIL EYE and ZOMBIE.

The fight to keep him from hanging gave birth to HANGMAN.

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Postby Slade » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:11 pm

Food for thought.

I spent two weeks in Zimbabwe, while researching EVIL EYE/ZOMBIE. Since then, I've watched the country - and wow, is it beautiful - fall apart. Today, this figure caught my eye: Life expectancy has fallen from 60 to 35 years.

That puts it in perspective.

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Postby Slade » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:46 pm

Sad day:

http://www.whyvancouver.com/hollow-tree.html

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=414510

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columb ... ml?ref=rss

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/407782

Hollow Tree got its distinctive look, first photographed in the 1880s, after it was likely hollowed out by a lightning strike...

"This hasn't been a tree for a long time. It's a sculptural piece. It's a piece of pop art made by the people of Vancouver over generations."


When I arrived in Vancouver as an eight-year-old boy, the first thingwe did was go down and park the car in the Hollow Tree.

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Postby Mbwun » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:55 pm

Slade wrote:Sad day: .....[/i]

When I arrived in Vancouver as an eight-year-old boy, the first thingwe did was go down and park the car in the Hollow Tree.

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Sorry Slade, but that snag coming down is far more overdue than the end of the Royal Canadian Air Farce (should have been ditched when Mike from Canmore retired).

Trees die and fall down - such is life (and death). Seeing it standing there with all those bolts, and braces, and cables propping it up is a rather undignified end for something that lived a great life, and should have been allowed to end its life by giving life to other plantlife as nature designed.

Stupidest plan I ever saw was their proposal to string cables from a perfectly healthy young tree in order to prop the thing up. WTF ... you're going to ruin something in the prime of its life in order to keep something long dead still standing???

Us Farkers got over the big site redesign over a year ago, and Vancouver will just have to get over this.
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Postby Slade » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Mbwun,

I agree. In fact, I haven't seen the tree with all its supporting cables. I haven't walked in Stanley Park since the Big Storm.

However, that's no reason why I shouldn't rue the loss of something with history to history. Like the Dog House.

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Postby Mbwun » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:24 pm

Don't mind me Slade.

It's my 47th birthday today, and I'm feeling feisty. :wink:

Oh, and I guess I should add that this means it's the 3 year anniversary of this message board.
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Postby Slade » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:40 pm

Happy Birthday, Mbwun!
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Postby PohlSE » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:57 pm

Happy B-day, Mbwun!

Many happy returns!
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Postby Mbwun » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:10 am

Thanks Slade and PohlSE!

Guess I'd better head down for dinner and cake now. :D
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Postby steelclaw32 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:10 am

Happy Birthday YOU.Awwww she even has a dimple on her cheek too.!
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