One of the most fascinating things about the Village Mall affair is its longevity. Nearly a quarter century after the investigation into cruising at the shopping mall, people are still gossiping about what happened. Some people will recall the story of the Habs jersey. The rumour at the time was that men who were looking for sex at the Village would wear Montréal Canadiens jerseys in order to identify one another. This only makes sense if one forgets that the Habs won the NHL playoffs in 1993 the last time a Canadian team got the Stanley Cup. It is safe to assume that many men were wearing those hockey jerseys in the winter and spring of that year, not just ones cruising for sex. Recent discussions over Pride, police, and public apologies have raised concerns over the way LGBTQ histories come to be celebrated and the challenges that arise when…
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Reports of stolen and torched vehicles on the Avalon have been frequent in recent months, and last night two separate incidents can be added to the list. In one incident a 15-year-old male was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car on Newfoundland Drive. In the second incident a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were arrested after they reportedly stole a minivan, sped from police and subsequently lost control and crashed it; the trio of suspects fled but only two were apprehended. In addition, yesterday morning there was another car fire on LeMarchant Road early Wednesday morning. RNC Const. Jennifer Clarke told The Telegram that there were five reports of stolen or attempted stolen vehicles in the east end Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. What’s going on? Source: The Telegram
Newfoundland and Labrador is facing the threat that the federal government may withdraw RCMP officers in 2014 if a deal on a new contract is not reached by the end of next month. Last week, B.C. Solicitor-General Shirley Bond announced the federal government had delivered the if British Columbia doesn’t sign a suggested 20-year policing contract by the end of November. “I can indeed confirm that … we did receive the ultimatum as well,” said Vanessa Colman-Sadd, director of communications for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Justice. She said 440 RCMP members work in Newfoundland. Could the RNC fill the mounties’ boots? Read more at the Globe and Mail. Source: The Globe and Mail