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  1. lenaitch

    Armouries

    Not a comment on what you are up to (since I don't really know), but to throw a bit of a cloud over your list, best as I can tell, the Mulcaster St. armory (#5) isn't, and hasn't been since the late '40s. It has been a lot of things but is current the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regumental...
  2. lenaitch

    Sick Leave

    I would suspect the colleges would say that is none of their business and outside of their mandate. Back when the earth was still cooling, I attended a 'law enforcement' program at a community college. Back then there was virtually no one planning on private security (it wasn't much an...
  3. lenaitch

    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    Canadian Pacific line re-opened. https://panow.com/2021/11/23/canadian-pacific-reopens-b-c-rail-corridor/
  4. lenaitch

    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    No kidding. Politicians are loath to spend money on things that don't have a calculated 'vote benefit'. Spending money on equipment stores (remember PPE stockpiles?) or adequate personnel or systems to adequately surge always fail in the face of the thousand other things that researchers and...
  5. lenaitch

    Civilianizing the Military Justice System: Throwing out the baby with the bathwater or not?

    Agree. Legislative tweaking aside, the big nut would be funding.
  6. lenaitch

    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    Not an argument, just an attempt at an answer: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/what-uk-constitution/what-uk-constitution https://about-britain.com/institutions/constitution.htm There is no document or piece of legislation that other laws are judged against. The underlying premise is...
  7. lenaitch

    Civilianizing the Military Justice System: Throwing out the baby with the bathwater or not?

    Interesting. I won't comment on the applicability of the Criminal Code to CAF personnel out-of-country or the ability of Canadian civilian police to enforce, as there might be legislation that I'm not familiar with. Regarding turning policing of CAF personnel and property over to local law...
  8. lenaitch

    Sick Leave

    I want to clarify my earlier post that I'm not questioning or begrudging the response to stress/sick leave for employees who need it; I was simply commenting on the apparent recent high numbers. It is true that social and employer response in days gone by was in the 'suck it up' category, but...
  9. lenaitch

    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    Agree. It might be different in the CF medical community, where one would think they are more tuned to occupational stress. In the civilian world, it is often the individual's GP who makes that assessment, and their experience might not be extensive. The employer does have the ability to ask...
  10. lenaitch

    Comox base rocked by explosion

    Assuming is was a gas leak - and it certainly looks like one - given enough time, the entire 'air space' inside can reach combustion concentrations. Given a source of ignition (furnace starting, even a light switch turned on) the air essentially explodes simultaneously.
  11. lenaitch

    Trudeau U.S. visit delivers wake-up call about new North American reality

    I remember reading somewhere a while back what a typical smartphone would cost if is was built in NA with our labour and input costs. I forget the figure but it paled the cost of the latest-at-the-time Iphone by a significant margin. Regardless of source, people seem to need to latest and...
  12. lenaitch

    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    Most major police services are the same. I have heard the number off on extended leave with my former service and recall being quite astounded. In addition to the ones that are on leave, there are also those who are working, but with accommodations that make me scratch my head (or scream). No...
  13. lenaitch

    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    I had the same thought. How does an "up to" sentence work in the military context? In the civilian justice system, sentences are definitive, although actual incarceration periods are typically shorter.
  14. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    New Tang Dynasty Television, apparently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Tang_Dynasty_Television
  15. lenaitch

    6 Jan 2020 U.S. Events (Split from A Deeply Fractured US)

    No kidding. How many convictions inside ten months. In Ontario, and probably many other Canadian jurisdictions, we'd still be trying schedule dates.
  16. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    I get what you are saying but it is basically employment law, and once that linkage is severed, I'm not sure what disciplinary sanction could be imposed. You can't fire them, dock their pay or rank - they're already gone. Criminal liability remains.
  17. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    No, it's pretty normal in Ontario, particularly in the GTA and particularly when an appeal is involved. According to the Police Services Act (Ontario), he would be paid up to the point that he was originally given the custodial sentence (notwithstanding the appeal). The previous government...
  18. lenaitch

    Rick's Napkin Forces Challenge

    The way I understand it, NORAD operators are divided into three ascending 'desks'; surveillance, identification and weapons (interceptor control). No doubt, an anomaly noticed by a NAVCAN controller would be shared, but any given ACC is only looking at their particular area - they don't have...
  19. lenaitch

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I'm not familiar with NDA or military jurisprudence, but I would think that so long as the investigation was entered into in good faith and not outside the authority of the investigators, a subject party in the investigation trying to influence the evidence of another involved party seems, to...
  20. lenaitch

    Rick's Napkin Forces Challenge

    I'm not sure that's correct. The decision to act would flow from NORAD's bi-national chain of command. NAVCAN is managing traffic in our airspace, but I am not aware they are surveilling it. As far as I know NORAD sees what NAVCAN sees via primary and secondary radar, as well as the NWS...
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