Category Archives: Justice

Quadra Island: Deceased former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A former Alberta teacher recently charged with 17 sexual offences against students was found dead on Quadra Island in B.C. on Monday.

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Strathcona Regional District gives Cortes Director a statement of expectation

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) board isn’t going to pursue allegations of inside influence and the disqualification of Cortes Island director Noba Anderson in court.

Nor did the SRD board opt for its Plan B — to discipline the director.

Instead, after in-camera consultation with legal counsel, the SRD board voted Feb. 10 to issue a public statement to Anderson on its expectations around a director’s conduct when communicating with SRD staff or board members.

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Director Anderson to be given notice of SRD Board’s expectations

The Strathcona Regional District is sending Cortes Island Regional Director Noba Anderson a letter advising of the SRD Board’s expectations regarding communications between Directors and Regional District staff.

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Prince George’s Restorative Justice Program

By Kate Partrige, CFUR, 88.7 FM, Prince George, Local Journalism Initiative

Linda Parker hopes to expand awareness of Prince George's restorative justice program
Linda Parker – submitted photo

The Community Policing arm of the Prince George RCMP is seeking to expand interest and awareness about it’s restorative justice program among RCMP officers, community partners, and the public. In 2020, the Prince George RCMP responded to more than 46,000 files but only a handful of them, a maximum of 60, make their way to the restorative justice department each year. Linda Parker, Community Policing Coordinator, says she is  “ongoing struggle to encourage more file referrals” from RCMP members.

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Shoplifting in City and Country

In 2020, Campbell River stores reported 275 cases of shoplifting to the RCMP. That is in a city, is the situation similar in more remote  settings like Cortes Island?

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