Full house at Kerrisdale Women’s Safety Workshop

Three weeks and no charges have been laid in the case of Julie Paskall, the hockey mom who was beaten to death at a community centre in Surrey. The soon five-year-old murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park as well as the mysterious sexual assault series at the UBC campus are equally unsolved.

Not a good idea: focussing on your smart phone in a back alley. Photo: Katja De Bock

Not a good idea: focussing on your smart phone in a back alley. Photo: Katja De Bock

Even though crimes nationwide are generally decreasing, sexual assaults and other violence against women tend to stay steady. Continue reading

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KOM CPC pioneers bike registry in southwest Vancouver

Andrew Budreski had a good time with his new Kona Tanuki DL mountain bike, until it was stolen on May 29.

Andrew Budreski had a good time with his new Kona Tanuki DL mountain bike, until it was stolen on May 29.

***in the light of the Kayla Smith story, who met up with her bike thief after seeing her bicycle listed on Craigslist and then used the opportunity to “steal” her bike back, I thought it would be interesting for you to review my story about the KOM CPC bike registry, which was first published on May 31***

Bike to work week did not quite turn out as Andrew Budreski had expected. When the 29-year-old project manager returned from a meetup with friends last Wednesday night, he was in for a nasty surprise. His brand new mountain bike was stolen from his car, which was parked at West 7th Ave. and Pine St.  Continue reading

Christy Clark at Point Grey Secondary, KOM policing at Langara College for Pink Shirt Day

Today’s Pink Shirt Day was busy for the Kerrisdale Oakridge Marpole policing centre, as members were present at two simultaneous events.

Tony Bulic (left), coordinator at Kerrisdale Oakridge Marpole community policing centre and volunteer Haley Luk are visiting Langara College's anti-bullying fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Tony Bulic (left), coordinator at Kerrisdale Oakridge Marpole community policing centre and volunteer Haley Luk are visiting Langara College’s anti-bullying fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

KOM communications liaison Jeremy Sally was present as Premier Christy Clark visited students at Point Grey secondary around 2 p.m. and KOM coordinator Tony Bulic attended the anti-bullying fair at Langara College together with volunteers and Kerrisdale’s neighbourhood police officer, Cst. Ryan Hooper.

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