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Ride-Along

June 13, 2012

Last Saturday’s ride along was a hoot. The young woman (I know her well, so let’s call her ‘Jane’) was a bit nervous beforehand, and when she arrived at the kennels for the start of the shift, she admitted she felt as if she had been getting ready for a date. “What do I wear? […]

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Drug presentation & DTES walk-about

June 11, 2012

Two Friday’s ago, the Odd Squad gave their drug presentation to my daughter’s sports team to provide the girls a basic understanding about the hazards of drug use. The presentation was the same provided to high schools but was tailored to the small group, which was ideal as the girls were in their peer environment. […]

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Do you ever feel like this?

June 7, 2012

“I try to take it one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”                                                                           […]

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Blood Lines & the Family Tree

June 1, 2012

Do ancestry and family ties have any bearing on career selection and personal interests? I grew up in a loving family with a stay-at-home mother and a self-employed father. My father’s family lived in Northern Ireland and my mother’s side lived in Alberta and Saskatchewan. As such, we rarely saw my dad’s side and we […]

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No hot dogs!

May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 was City of Vancouver‘s Family Day. Various departments were there, including police, fire, and parks & recreation. The entire event was geared towards children and families: bouncy castles galore, popcorn, face painting, balloons, a mini-bike course, races, stickers and temporary tattoos. The Vancouver Police Department was represented by a large contingent. The Mounted Squad brought […]

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