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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 07:47 PM
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....We need to cut them some slack. .....
No we do not. As a general rule, public sector and para-public sector workers should be held to a higher standard. That particularly applies to police.

In this case of the RCMP officer grabbing a few minutes of steelhead fishing, who cares but otherwise, if you believe in a well-financed public sector that provides quality services, many of which are complimentary to the private sector's activities, maintaining standards and maintaining a good reputation is important.



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Im not sure a mountie fishing is going to undermine their reputation or lose the public's trust. We have no knowledge of why he was up there. Maybe he was sent on a call and told to stand down, maybe he was having lunch before he drove back. Fact he was wet wading in snow shows he is hard core fisher. If you think Surrey is poorly policed maybe you should think about how it would be with out them.Ive found police to be people just like everyone else,treat them with respect and you get it back,dont and what do you expect.I worked for years doing road maintenance and as a volunteer fireman and have seen what these guys and girls do and what they get called out too day or nite, day after day . I think cutting a bit of slack might be ok. Next time we need some help it might be a cop that is there to give it. They aren,t all perfect but they all show up when called on,and a lot of those calls aren,t something most people would want to be be doing. Hope he caught a fish. Daryl
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Many years ago I was at the Potato Patch on the Kispiox and an argument was getting going between a First Nations woman and two fishermen from Italy about camping fees.
The RCMP were called by the woman and an officer arrived soon after.

I was standing nearby and the officer talked softly to the woman and calmed her down.
He knew how sensitive the land claims issues are in the area.

Then he went over to the fishermen, detected their Italian accented English and began speaking to them in Italian.
I was floored as were the Italians and the woman.
Money was happily paid by the Italians to the woman for camping fees and all was peaceful.

I walked over to the officer to say hello and thank him.
Turns out his parents were from Italy and he grew up speaking the language.

Only in Canada!
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When I first read this thread I immediately thought of the gentleman I fished with, I'm sure it was him.
Yes people have no idea what these officers go thru in these one horse towns in the middle of the bush, with only a few officers to handle whatever comes there way, and being so remote, it's not like they have backup at a moments notice.
People in these remote communities tend to take the law into their own hands.
Not an easy job being a police officer with mediate backup a radio call away, never mind an rcmp in a Wild West remote community where no one is coming anytime soon.
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Sounds like something a Yooper would do.
I can get behind that!

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You know, Canadiens are alright in my book. But us Yoopers got a much better accent I think eh??!

Just watch the movie ‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’ with Jeff Daniels......Holy Wah!

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Im not sure a mountie fishing is going to undermine their reputation or lose the public's trust. We have no knowledge of why he was up there. Maybe he was sent on a call and told to stand down, maybe he was having lunch before he drove back. Fact he was wet wading in snow shows he is hard core fisher. l
He was in the water for barely an hour and it was right around noon or 1:00pm.

For anyone who doesn't know, the bridge is close to two hours driving time from populated areas depending on road conditions. I sincerely doubt he drove all the way out there to wet wade the run on river right just below the bridge for an hour and then drove all the way out again.

I'm assuming he was out there on a call of some kind and took advantage of his lunch break. I'd hate for him to get in trouble for that. I thought it was kind of cool and I wouldn't begrudge any state trooper here in Montana taking advantage of a break to pretty much do the same thing on one of our rivers.
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All Canadians are that tough
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Story brought a tear to my eye...proud to be Canadian!
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Huh, uh.

When I was a teenager (16?), I took a bus to the Champlain Rapids on the Ottawa River and wet-waded the river in late March. I used spinning equipment to catch and release numerous Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish. The wading boots consisted of running shoes.

From what I recall the air temperature was above zero (circa 5C to 8C) and the water temperature likely close to 2C to 4C. I religiously carry a water thermometer these days, not back then.

Tough? Highly motivated, desperate and stupid is more like how I thought about it.



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When I was in college back in the early 80s my roommate and I were frequently broke. One such time when we were out of food and money we decided to return the five or six cases of empty beer bottles we had in the garage for the deposit money and we tore apart the communal couch for lost change.

We spent the money on another case of beer, Old Milwaukee, and a couple dozen crappie minnows. That afternoon and evening found us down on the upper Mississippi fishing for crappies and drinking beer. When we got home we cleaned and fried the crappies in Shake n' Bake, which is a coating for frying chicken and such, and polished off the rest of the beer.

There's a moral to that story somewhere but I have no idea what it is.
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About 9-10 years ago, during spring opener, I saw a young buck fall through the snow/ice ledge and into the Saugeen River in Ontario...fell through into the river all the way in (head submerged). Luckily someone was there to grab him and help him out of the river.

Kid got out of his waders, dried himself off (or what he could), came back shirtless and in his pants, threw his line in and started fishing again...dude deserved a beer!

Mind you, I fell in that same river the previous year during a winter storm. Went back to my car, took off all my clothes, turned on the heat full blast and drove home (naked)...had a beer at home
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When I was in college back in the early 80s my roommate and I were frequently broke. ..... When we got home we cleaned and fried the crappies in Shake n' Bake, which is a coating for frying chicken and such, and polished off the rest of the beer.

There's a moral to that story somewhere but I have no idea what it is.
Yes, what is the moral to that story? Perhaps....

Your monthly trust fund income was insufficient to support you in the beer-drenched lifestyle that you had grown accustomed to?



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Yes, what is the moral to that story? Perhaps....

Your monthly trust fund income was insufficient to support you in the beer-drenched lifestyle that you had grown accustomed to?
A trust fund would have been nice, I was the son of a high school English teacher and I worked through college and paid for it myself. I had to drop out twice for a year each time to pay off debts and make enough money to continue on.

We were gloriously irresponsible though. We partied hard, had great girlfriends and hunted, fished, skied, canoed, camped and road biked all over central and northern Minnesota as much as we could. We made all that as much of a priority as school.
My old roommate Dave is still one of my best friends thirty some years later even though I live a thousand miles away from him now.

In retrospect those are still some of the most enjoyable, carefree times of my life. I wouldn't like to live like that now but when we were young, and seemingly immortal, that lifestyle was filled with high adventure.
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