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Twitter Update

April 24, 2012

Back at the beginning of February, I invited readers to come along on a virtual ride-along as I tweeted a few shifts working as a police dog handler. The growing number of followers during the first week was proof there are certain aspects of law enforcement that people really want to know about, and I […]

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Public Perspective

April 3, 2012

A young woman working in one of the clothing boutiques helped me as I went about spending some of my hard earned pay cheque. While I selected items, checked price tags and assessed quality, the young woman and I chatted about how she liked her job. Then she caught me off guard by asking what […]

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Changing Gears

March 27, 2012

March 16, 2012 was my last driving column in the Vancouver Sun, and while the reasons for ceasing the column were many, I listed the need to spend more time with my family as my main motivator. ┬áThere are simply too many roles to fill and too few hours to fill them in. A reader […]

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Today’s Twitter “Ride-Along”

January 24, 2012

Today, I will be bringing Twitter followers along on a ‘ride-along’ during my shift at work. If you are interested in joining us, click through the Twitter link up at the top of the banner on the right hand side of the page. Now it’s time to go get ready.  

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Paying it forward

January 15, 2012

It’s January, I know, but this Christmas video sent to me this morning serves as a reminder of how we act today will have a ripple effect on the rest of our lives. * The speaker is Bob Welsh, a retired Ohio State Trooper. *

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