Category: Odds and Ends

April 26, 2012
The Local - City drug squad reveals tragic addiction message
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April 18, 2012
Happy to be proven wrong

Posted by Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop “Tap, Tap, Tap.” I jolted up, and nearly spilled a half cup of lukewarm Tim Horton’s double-double into my lap. They train you at the police academy to always be alert when you’re on the street. They call it keeping your head on a swivel. […]

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April 17, 2012
The Odd Squad comes to town

Non-profit group started by the Vancouver police visits schools to talk drugs and gangs by Katherine Hudson Northern News Services Students at Samuel Hearne Secondary School might not have thought there were any similarities between their small community of 3,400 and Vancouver's Downtown East Side of 18,000 people, but after hearing from Odd Squad Productions […]

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April 13, 2012
A Special Adventure with the Odd Squad (Guest Post)

A little while back, a few of our McMath students had an opportunity to explore a part Vancouver rarely seen by most.  Though a perhaps a little unsettling for some, our students were in good company.  Having an opportunity to explore the Downtown Eastside along side our school Liaison Officer as well as VPD Officer […]

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April 9, 2012
The Perils of Searching

Police work is dangerous business, but sometimes the most dangerous situations come not when we’re chasing bad guys, but after they’ve already been caught. And in the Downtown Eastside, where infectious diseases like HIV and HEP C are epidemic, police officers must always be on high alert for dirty needles, broken crack pipes and anything […]

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April 5, 2012
FIXING FOR INSPIRATION: “TEARS FOR APRIL”

“On Track celebrates youth making healthy lifestyle choices, by empowering them with the information and experience necessary to further their positive leadership roles within their community.” – Odd Squad Productions Last night I watched attended the exclusive screening of “Tears for April,” at SFU, documentary directed and produced by Odd Squad Productions Society. This film goes […]

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March 29, 2012
Work on The Beat Continues at OLN

OLN is in production on the second season of its original docu-soap series The Beat. Ten 10, 30-minute episodes were commissioned by OLN and are produced by Montreal-based Galafilm Inc. for airing this summer. The Beat II follows the intersecting stories of six police officers who patrol Vancouver’s roughest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside. “After the success of the first […]

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March 26, 2012
OSP members departing for Inuvik

OSP squad members preparing for departure for Inuvik from the Abbotsford Airport on the RCMP Pilatus.

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February 29, 2012
Odd Squad gives Sutherland kids a glimpse of life as a street addict

North Vancouver students take a walk on the wild side BY NICHOLAS J. PESCOD, NORTH SHORE NEWS FEBRUARY 29, 2012 8:41 AM Students from North Vancouver's Sutherland secondary take a tour of the Downtown Eastside with former Hell's Angel Joe Calendino (far right) on Feb 18. Photograph by: NEWS photo , Nicholas J. Pescod VANCOUVER police officers […]

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