Monday, May 21, 2007

All. Up. In. That.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketDamn my workaholic, overspending self! Instead of schlepping around some oil-soaked parking lot in the pouring rain I could have been eating cheese at the Pike Place Market.

Of course, Seumas was in Vancouver this weekend, so I would have had no place to stay. Then again, with me eating cheese all day, I'm sure I woulld have had to sleep on the balcony anyway.

Now, thanks to the insatiable craving for cheese their website has given me, I'm going to be a wreck.

Cheese, cheese, cheese cheese, cheese...

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Closer To Home...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket13-year-old Chris Poeung was fatally stabbed Saturday night by a 14-year-old at Main Street/Science World SkyTrain station in Vancouver after an altercation involving a girl. Mr. Poeung wasn't directly involved in the brawl, however. Police describe the event as a "school yard type fight" and a "brawl" involving about 10 kids aged 13 to 15 and another 30 or so spectators.

The assailants were arrested a short time later, only a few blocks away; they were apprehended on a bus, and have been charged with manslaughter.

Of all the SkyTrain stations, Main Street/Science World is definitely the most dangerous, at least appearance-wise. Scrawled with grafitti (and the efforts to remove it) it resembles nothing less than a slum. That it is in the shadow of the Vancity Building and the condos of Citygate makes it the perfect emblem for Vancouver's growing disparity of wealth and poverty.

There have been a rash of attacks at SkyTrain stations in Vancouver lately, several of which occurred when there were no constables on site. Even though time after time studies have shown that a disproportionate amount of the city's crime happens at or around these stations, Transit Police have proven ineffective at dealing with it.

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Who Killed Glen Davis?

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Police in Toronto say someone targeted and killed millionaire philanthropist and nature conservationist Glen Davis on Friday - and that he had been attacked before, by a man with a baseball bat, in December 2005 - but refused to say speculate on motives in either case or to even link the two attacks.

The assault remains unsolved, but police said they will reopen the file and reinvestigate to see if the two events are linked.

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The man in this photo is "a person of interest" in the case; he is described as a white male in his late 20s. Mr. Davis was killed at around 2 PM in a parking structure near Eglinton Ave. E. and Mount Pleasant Rd. Any information regarding this case should be directed to the police department or Crimestoppers.
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