Archive For The “police” Category
A new plaque at the Kitimat cenotaph commemorates service in Afghanistan, see on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015. (Robin Rowland)
A member of the Royal Canadian Legion distributes poppies and programs before the Remembrance Day Service. (Robin Rowland)
Before the “Guardians of Remembrance” service, someone left three red roses on the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
A small boy wears an RCMP uniform at the service. (Robin Rowland)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the parade to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
Army Cadets and Girl Guides were also part of the parade. (Robin Rowland)
Bugler Derrick Stoigny sounds the Last Post, as Marg Bogaert of the Legion salutes and Mayor Phil Germuth bows his head. (Robin Rowland)
Across the country on its one hundredth anniversary, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields was recited or sung. In Kitimat it was the Sine Nomine choir. (Robin Rowland)
One of the singers from Sine Nomine. (Robin Rowland)
A former peacekeeper lays the wreath on behalf of the Canadian Forces. (Robin Rowland)
Mayor Phil Germuth prepares to lay a wreath on behalf of the District of Kitimat. (Robin Rowland)
The Winterhawks hockey team witnessed the 2015 Remembrance Day service. (Robin Rowland)
Marg Bogaert salutes during the playing of “God Save the Queen,” as the 2015 Remembrance Service comes to an end. (Robin Rowland)
The winning float in the 2015 Kitimat Canada parade from the Community Supper Club. (Robin Rowland)
Staff Sergeant Phil Harrison who is retiring from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police leads the Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat Fire and Rescue. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat Marine Rescue Society (Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue SAR 63) still affectionately known as “Snowflake Responder” (Robin Rowland)
Mayor Phil Germuth. (Robin Rowland)
Rio Tinto Alcan’s Gaby Poirier leads the RTA entry in the parade. (Robin Rowland)
Kids enjoy the parade. (Robin Rowland)
The Haisla Nation Spirit of Kitlope Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
The gymnastics club. (Robin Rowland)
Handing out goodies to spectators along the parade route. (Robin Rowland)
The Canada Day cake at Riverlodge ready for cutting. (Robin Rowland)
Later on the afternoon of Canada Day, a wildfire broke out on the hydro transmission corridor near the Rio Tinto Alcan smelter. It was contained a couple of days later. (Robin Rowland)
Fireworks. (Robin Rowland)
Fireworks. (Robin Rowland)
The new District of Kitimat Council was sworn in at a special ceremony at the Council Chambers at Northwest Community College in Kitimat, Monday, December 1, 2014.
Mario Feldhoff reads the oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
Councillor Rob Goffinet with Sgt. Morgan and Staff Sgt. Harrison.
Councillor Edwin Empinado celebrates being elected for a second term. (Robin Rowland)
Ron Poole swears in new councillor, tattoo artist Claire Rattée. (Robin Rowland)
New councillor Larry Walker prepares to sign his oath of office. (Robin Rowland)
The new mayor, Phil Germuth gives his inaugural address. (Robin Rowland)
The 2014 District of Kitimat Council, (left to right) Councillor Edwin Empinado, Councillor Larry Walker, Councillor Mario Feldhoff, Mayor Phil Germuth, Councillor Rob Goffinet, Councillor Claire Rattée and Councillor Mary Murphy, with Sgt. Graham Morgan and Staff Sgt. Phil Harrison.
July 1, 2013, marked Kitimat’s 60th anniversary, so the theme was “Pioneer Days.” The float from the Riverlodge Summer programs took first prize for best float. (Robin Rowland)
A girl celebrates Canada Day at the beginning of the parade. (Robin Rowland)
The RCMP and other first responders lead the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A boy and a fire truck. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Museum and Archives Museum Kids contingent. (Robin Rowland)
The Child Development Centre also celebrated Kitimat pioneers. (Disclosure: I went to Grade One and Two in the long demolished Smeltersite School celebrated by the float) (Robin Rowland)
A boy on the float. (Robin Rowland)
The entry from the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club (Robin Rowland)
The winning float from Riverlodge Summer Programmes. (Robin Rowland)
A couple of young cowboys on the Riverlodge Summer Programme float. (Robin Rowland)
A girl in a Renaissance costume. (Robin Rowland)
A flamenco dancer at the stage show.
Fireworks at Riverlodge finished off the evening.
Fireworks explode with the mountain at dusk as a backdrop. (Robin Rowland)
The fireworks finale. (Robin Rowland)
There is a tradition in Kitimat, British Columbia, that children lay wreathes at the cenotaph, representing those individuals and groups that are unable to attend.
Here are some images of Remembrance Day 2012, in Kitimat.
Photoshelter’s Grover Sanschagrin’s blog 15 Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras Used By Pro Photographers:
Do professional photographers really
use point-and-shoot cameras? Surprisingly, yes.
Using Facebook and Twitter, I just completed
a little of my own unscientific research. I wanted to find out
which digital point-and-shoot is the camera-of-choice among professional
photographers. Just over 50 professional photographers responded, and
most of them are included…
The blog includes my contribution, on my favourite point and shoot, the Pansonic Lumix FZ28. And for more indepth information here is the original blog post on shooting the FZ28 during the Olympic Torch demonstration in Toronto.
You have to contrast the peaceful and professional way the Toronto Police Service contained that anti-Olympic demonstration in December 2009, with attacks by various police services during the G20 in June 2010 in Toronto on peaceful demonstrators, on the supposed free speech safe zone at Queen’s Park and the blocking of hundreds of people during a thunderstorm at Queen St. and Spadina Ave.
Here is a photo gallery from the News Photographers Association of Canada of the G20 events, including images by accredited photographers just doing their jobs (and not interfering) who were attacked by the police.
(I took early retirement from CBC News on March 31, 2010 and embarked on an new career as an independent visual journalist. But I haven’t been blogging as I should. I was caught up in last minute renovations and now, so far, I haven’t been able to sell my house in Toronto, which means my life has largely been on hold. Now I am starting up again)
So Toronto is now on G8/G20 security lockdown And since I am not really working at the moment, because I can’t make any commitments until the house sells, I didn’t look for any G8/G20 related assignments.
It’s a beautiful June afternoon, so a friend and I decide to get away from it, as far as way as possible, without leaving the city. We went to Humber Bay Park West to enjoy the sun and photograph the birds and flowers.
But security was evident in the park as well. A Canadian Coast Guard boat went by first.
Sometime later it was a Toronto Police Service Marine Unit rescue boat.
Until we got to Dundas and Yonge.
Stopped at the traffic light we heard loud whistles, and weren’t sure where they came from. Ahead at the intersection maybe? No they were behind us as a group of police officers on bicycles sped by. We wondered where they were going in such a hurry.
(Note the officers are wearing their riot helmets. The bicycle helmets they normally wear in the pouch at the back of the bicycles.)
It wasn’t long before we spotted the police again. Stopped at the Pizza Pizza at Dundas and Church.
I guess they were hungry after a long, hard day. And why not? After all the newsrooms of Toronto keep Pizza Pizza in business during crisis periods and summits. These guys, of course, apparently got to stop for a pizza. Just wondering for all those journalists who are locked into the security zones. Is it delivery (e.g Pizza Pizza) or Deliciso?