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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 3:15 AM
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Okotoks took some ribbing for adopting the tourism slogan "There are a number of things to do in Okotoks":

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...tter-1.3241656
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 3:17 AM
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Yeah I was hopping someone would directly respond with just "There are plenty of things to do in Okotoks". To which I would then respond, "O? List them."
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 3:20 AM
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But even if he does look like that, what happens if that black guy just happens to be an electrician's apprentice on his weekend off coming into the community or reserve to visit his indigenous girlfriend and her family?
"What happens?" Nothing - the cops let him go.

I'm sure I'd also be likely to get stopped for questioning if I ventured into a remote NWO reserve with Quebec plates (I passed through the area in March of this year, as you know) if it's somewhat well known that a significant percentage of the cases of "people from away" being interested in the area involve drug trafficking.

I could say I'm just randomly sightseeing, they might still search my vehicle...

I'm sure I'd be smart enough to not get Darwinized, though. Regardless of the turn the situation takes. (And if I wanted Suicide-By-Cop, I'd also be smart enough to achieve that.)
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 3:21 AM
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Yeah I was hopping someone would directly respond with just "There are plenty of things to do in Okotoks". To which I would then respond, "O? List them."
"List them"?!? You can't do that... It's just marketing; there aren't really things to do there.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 3:54 AM
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"What happens?" Nothing - the cops let him go.

I'm sure I'd also be likely to get stopped for questioning if I ventured into a remote NWO reserve with Quebec plates (I passed through the area in March of this year, as you know) if it's somewhat well known that a significant percentage of the cases of "people from away" being interested in the area involve drug trafficking.

I could say I'm just randomly sightseeing, they might still search my vehicle...

I'm sure I'd be smart enough to not get Darwinized, though. Regardless of the turn the situation takes. (And if I wanted Suicide-By-Cop, I'd also be smart enough to achieve that.)
Some of them will actually ask where you're staying or who your contact there is, and if you don't have one, they don't let you in.

A few of those communities still practice banishment (illegally, but they have their ways of enforcing it) so even sometimes natives aren't allowed back to their own communities. A small amount of the homeless in Thunder Bay are banished natives from the far north.
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OK, it was late, I was tired and sleep-deprived, I was drinking (etc., etc.)

However, to redeem myself, the Top 10 things to do in Okotoks as presented by TripAdvisor...

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractio...s_Alberta.html
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A Gatineau woman in her 20s is charged with homicide and concealing the body of a child in the death of an infant (a newborn, I think). The child apparently died a month ago.
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A Gatineau woman in her 20s is charged with homicide and concealing the body of a child in the death of an infant (a newborn, I think). The child apparently died a month ago.
Bad scene. Cops that attended have been given psychological help.
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Bad scene. Cops that attended have been given psychological help.
If the kid was aborted nothing? If they were born it's a tragedy?
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If the kid was aborted nothing? If they were born it's a tragedy?
This child was about 2 years old.

My kids were talking with me at 18 months.
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Surprised nobody mentioned the 14 and 15 year olds who went on a shooting spree in Winnipeg on Canada Day:

Boy, 15, joins 14-year-old facing 1st-degree murder charge in shooting death of Danielle Cote

Police have arrested a second teenage boy in connection with a string of unrelated shootings in Winnipeg this week that left one woman dead and several other people wounded.

A boy, 15, is now charged with first-degree murder and a list of other serious offences related to three of the four attacks, all of which happened in the same 24-hour period, police said at a news conference on Saturday morning.

The first shooting happened on July 1 at about 2:27 a.m., when a 44-year-old man who had been shot and then hit by a vehicle was found on Balmoral Street near Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson Const. Jay Murray said.

Police allege that the 15-year-old and a boy, 14, charged on Friday were involved in that shooting. Police believe the two boys knew each other but did not know any of the victims, Murray said. Investigators still don't know what prompted the shootings.

Shortly after the first shooting on Wednesday morning, police believe the two teens parted ways, during which time the 14-year-old shot at a 17-year-old girl on Isabel Street between Pacific and Bannatyne Avenues, Murray said. Police said they think that girl was with another man or boy at the time, though they have not been able to identify him.

At 3:15 a.m. the same day, Danielle Cote, 27, and her 18-year-old cousin were walking down Flora Avenue near Salter Street when Cote was shot and killed. Her cousin was wounded and taken to hospital in stable condition. Police allege that the same two teens were also involved in that shooting....


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Surprised nobody mentioned the 14 and 15 year olds who went on a shooting spree in Winnipeg on Canada Day:

Boy, 15, joins 14-year-old facing 1st-degree murder charge in shooting death of Danielle Cote

Police have arrested a second teenage boy in connection with a string of unrelated shootings in Winnipeg this week that left one woman dead and several other people wounded.

A boy, 15, is now charged with first-degree murder and a list of other serious offences related to three of the four attacks, all of which happened in the same 24-hour period, police said at a news conference on Saturday morning.

The first shooting happened on July 1 at about 2:27 a.m., when a 44-year-old man who had been shot and then hit by a vehicle was found on Balmoral Street near Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson Const. Jay Murray said.

Police allege that the 15-year-old and a boy, 14, charged on Friday were involved in that shooting. Police believe the two boys knew each other but did not know any of the victims, Murray said. Investigators still don't know what prompted the shootings.

Shortly after the first shooting on Wednesday morning, police believe the two teens parted ways, during which time the 14-year-old shot at a 17-year-old girl on Isabel Street between Pacific and Bannatyne Avenues, Murray said. Police said they think that girl was with another man or boy at the time, though they have not been able to identify him.

At 3:15 a.m. the same day, Danielle Cote, 27, and her 18-year-old cousin were walking down Flora Avenue near Salter Street when Cote was shot and killed. Her cousin was wounded and taken to hospital in stable condition. Police allege that the same two teens were also involved in that shooting....


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...ings-1.5637882
I was just about to post the articles relating to this murder. It makes you shake your head - what would compel 14 and 15 year old kids to kill someone else that they didn't even know...and it sounds like it wasn't even in the heat of the moment either due to the charge of first degree murder.
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There has been a apparent homicide in St. John's today. Where's SHH?

UPDATE: Police investigating apparent homicide in St. John's

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The response and shelter in place warnings seemed.....unwarranted and overkill. Likely drugs or gang stuff, I highly doubt anyone in the area was at risk. Also not sure what the police were involved in a stand-off with since there were no suspects in the area or no arrests.
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The response and shelter in place warnings seemed.....unwarranted and overkill. Likely drugs or gang stuff, I highly doubt anyone in the area was at risk. Also not sure what the police were involved in a stand-off with since there were no suspects in the area or no arrests.
I guess it was national news (slow news day?) because of the shelter in place order. There was a murder in my neighborhood a couple of years ago, a daytime targeted shooting with witnesses, still unsolved, but such a thing does not make national news.
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