Homleless advocates in Abbotsford aren’t pleased with the city….again.
A 57 yr old homeless man who was taken down by police last week with rubber bullets and a bean bag gun has now been charged. Police were called out last Wednesday to the Food Bank on Essendene to reports of a distraught man waving a knife and yelling. Cbl. Ian Macdonald said it was a dangerous situation and they did what they felt they had to do. But in the days since, Ward Draper with 5 and 2 Ministries says the city ordered someone to clean up the space, but it was someone with no knowledge of the homeless community and they instead of just clearing out garbage..they ended up getting rid of everything while Roberts was in the hospital…his bedding, his tarps and his tools.
Draper says the city once again has failed to protect the broken.
Roberts is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow.
A gas station convenience store on Whatcom road in Abbotsford was robbed early Monday morning.
Former Chilliwack MP and Mayor John Les says his connection to Stan Rogers dates back to when Stan first moved to Chilliwack. The prominent local businessman, loving husband and father, passed away suddenly last week at the age of 65.
Les says Stan had a profound impact on the community in so many ways.
The sentencing hearing for a former Chilliwack teacher who pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography is scheduled to continue today.
John Davy was arrested close to a year ago after police executed a search warrant on his home in Sardis.
According to evidence at the last sentencing hearing, Davy’s computers contained more than 27 000 child porn images and over 800 videos.
About 41 thousand public-school teachers in BC are beginning job action this morning.
Their contracts expired last June, and the BC Teachers Federation says it’s being forced to take action because negotiations are slow.
Union president Jim Iker says teachers will refuse to supervise students outside the classroom or communicate in writing with principals and other administrators.
He won’t say how long the initial phase will last, but says the lack of progress at the bargaining table will lead to rotating strikes across the province, with 48 hours’ notice.
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