The weather forecasters tell us we're in for a winter storm this weekend, perhaps as much as 30 cm's of snow. And it's been cold. I thought they were predicting a warmer February. Get ready to hunker down. Don't you just love winter?
A bus brawl yesterday afternoon on a Metro Transit bus turned violent when one of those involved hauled out a gun and took a shot. Fortunately for the passengers and driver on board the number 72 bus no one was injured. The three teens involved in the scrap, 2 males and a female, then fled the bus. Police later arrested a 16 year old and an 18 year old and court appearances are expected today. A couple of tattoos might have given the culprits away. One had a tattoo on his neck, the other on his shoulder. The incident again highlights the gun violence in this city. It's scary to think teens are carrying around guns and aren't afraid to use them no matter the location.
You would think our spy guys would have wanted to talk to a man who confessed to selling military secrets to the Russians. I can personally think of dozens of questions I'd ask Jeffrey Delisle. You know, things like just exactly what did you pass on? But Delisle's lawyer Mike Taylor says no Canadian intelligence officials made any attempt to get more information from his client. Not CSIS, not anyone outside of the RCMP chat where Delisle confessed to his crime, though he didn't provide details of the material he sold to the Russians. While I'm sure intelligence officials have an idea of just what Delisle passed on, it's rather strange don't you think that they've never questioned him?
Steven Elliot Laffin could do Nadine Taylor's family a big favour and tell police where he dumped her body. Laffin was set to go to trial in April for her murder but the courts were informed yesterday he has decided to plead guilty to her murder. The Crown says it will accept nothing less than a second degree murder conviction. I hope it sticks to its guns. Taylor's body has never been found. She disappeared in July 2010. Rene Ross of Stepping Stone says Taylor might have been a sex trade worker but she was also a human being. It would be a good thing to lay her body to rest and give her family their closure.
Have a great weekend. Get involved. And if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.