New Sheriffs deployed across the Province including in Fort St. John

first_imgThe new recruits will serve B.C. courthouses in Prince George, Fort St. John, Quesnel, Kamloops, Terrace, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, Vernon and Cranbrook. One additional recruit will be based out of New Westminster and will serve several courthouses in the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver Law Courts, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Port Coquitlam.Graduates are specifically trained to uphold the security of courthouses and the safety of court users, and have completed an intensive 16-week Sheriff Recruit Training program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster. The program included both in-class and field training at courthouses.The primary responsibilities of sheriffs include:Providing prisoner escorts between courthouses, correctional centres and police lock-up facilities.Courthouse and courtroom security, including the management of courthouse lock-up facilities.Jury management.Providing protection services to government as well as threat assessment to ministries.The new recruits join an existing complement of approximately 495 sheriffs serving throughout the province.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Trump calls Democrat Senator Pocahontas – again

first_imgAPTN News U.S President Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to use what many call a racial slur in reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.“Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Friday morning.Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017Warren, who has said in the past that she has Cherokee blood, has been the focus of Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ attacks in the past.Trump has referenced Warren by that name a number of times including on the campaign trail in 2016.It’s a name Indigenous peoples oppose for sexualizing Indigenous women and turning them into a cartoon character.Terrill Tailfeathers, from the Blood Tribe south of Calgary, called on Twitter to act.“Please report this tweet for targeting a race,” he tweeted.Please report this tweet for targeting a race. https://t.co/JmymGFn2fW— Terrill Tailfeathers (@Terrilltf) November 3, 2017 Warren responded with a shot of her own.“You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail.”You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 3, 2017Mueller is Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading the probe into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election.Meanwhile, three days ago, Trump declared November National Native American Heritage Month.“During National Native American Month we honor and celebrate the first Americans and recognize their contributions and sacrifices,” Trump said in the proclamation. Barbara Low, a Mi’kmaq woman from Nova Scotia, followed suit.“I reported. Asking followers to do the same. @Twitter are you listening? #IndigenousPeoples are on this platform too.”I reported. Asking followers to do the same. @Twitter are you listening? #IndigenousPeoples are on this platform too. #WeAreStillHere https://t.co/akFF2ZYhRT— Barbara Low (@BarbaraXLow) November 3, 2017American actor George Takei also took their side.“1) You’re a racist. 2) You want to investigate political opponents like a tinpot dictator. 3) When are you resigning? Asking for a country.”1) You’re a racist. 2) You want to investigate political opponents like a tinpot dictator. 3) When are you resigning? Asking for a country. https://t.co/g9j4EZMkNn— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 3, 2017last_img read more

Freak weather affecting TCI coastlines Bahamas urges stay out of the water

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Here is the full special weather report:“An area of low pressure is expected to deepen off the East-coast of the United States on Friday and move northeastwards. Large and dangerous swells associated with this low pressure system is expected to impact the north and east coast of the more easterly islands in the Bahama Island Chain by Saturday afternoon.Therefore, mariners traversing the waters of The Bahamas from Saturday, 3rd March through Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 are urged to exercise extreme caution due to large northeasterly swells. Beachgoers are also asked to stay out of the water due to battering waves and dangerous rip currents, especially during high tides.Motorist on the island of Eleuthera should cease using the Glass Window Bridge once these swells arrive. These large swells are expected to reach their peak amplitudes between Sunday, 4th March and Monday, 5th March, 2018.”The Turks and Caicos is southeast of The Bahamas and will naturally be impacted by the weather which is forecast by Mr. Basil Dean, Deputy Director of the Met Office, to continue to Tuesday.See photos shared with Magnetic Media. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 4, 2018 – Severe weather reported by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has hit Turks and Caicos and is creating some dangerous surf conditions across the country.  So far #GrandTurk and Providenciales are reporting the freakish ocean weather, where the surf is raging and the sea is breaching the normal shoreline and coastal protections.Flooded beach front villas, seawater-logged streets and violent wave action is being filmed and reported from the two biggest tourism spots in the country; Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales and Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk.The Bahamas had issued a warning since Thursday that residents of eastern islands should remain out of the water and informed boaters to stay out of the water due to the weather pattern which was due to arrive over the weekend and last into early this week.center_img Related Items:#freakyweather, #ripcurrentwarning, #roughsurflast_img read more

Ray Chavez oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest at

first_imgRay Chavez, oldest survivor of Pearl Harbor attack, laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetary Posted: December 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ray Chavez, also know as the oldest-surviving veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor, died at the age of 106, according to his family.Chavez’s family said he passed away last month peacefully in his sleep.Chavez was aboard the USS Condor in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, but was unhurt in the attack.Just a few hours before the aerial offensive, Chavez said his crew had seen a submarine in restricted waters. Although this sighting was reported to his command, he said no one seemed to realize at the time, that it was part of a much larger scheme to attack the United States.Chavez would later be assigned to an attack transport, responsible for taking troops in and out of combat zones in the South Pacific. When he was discharged in 1945, Chavez returned to San Diego, and worked as a landscaper, while raising his family. His daughter Kathleen said her father did not talk about his war experiences for 50 years.It was not until the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, that Chavez decided to break his silence. He attended the commemoration in Hawaii that year and has participated in the remembrance ceremonies in Oahu for each of the last five years.Ray Chavez does not like to talk too much about his feelings, however, he was clear about one thing; he would not hesitate to fight for his country again.Of survivors like her father, Kathleen Chavez said, “They deserve every ounce of adulation and respect because if it wasn’t for them, we’d be living in a whole, totally different United States and most people don’t even stop to think about that.”Just a day before the funeral service, Chavez’s great niece, Summer Serrano, remembered the life of Ray Chavez on Good Morning San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings December 13, 2018 Updated: 2:54 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more