Caledonia resident Dave Hartless, who is a member of the Hamilton Police Service (as well as a prominent figure in Christie Blatchford’s Helpless), was kind enough to let me know about the great work done being done by members of the HPS to fight juvenile diabetes via a planned cross-Canada (Vancouver to Hamilton) bicycle fundraiser they’re calling the Tour of Triumph.
Three officers are going to do the actual riding (4,543 kms!), and other officers have donated off-days to make it possible for them to be away from their duties from May 12th – when they leave the Vancouver Police Department – until their June 12th arrival back in Hamilton.
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The Hamilton Spectator has published the first story based on excerpts from Christie Blatchford’s book, Helpless.
(Note that the date of the meeting with Inspector Getty described in paragraph 3 was actually April 28/06, not Feb 28th as shown. The meeting occurred eight days after the disastrous raid of April 20/06):
CALEDONIA It was a bizarre display of self-congratulation for an OPP commander whose elite squad had been publicly humiliated by a group of crudely armed native protesters only eight days before.
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