A video of the incident has been circulating on social media and was posted on Instagram by Squamish Motorcycle Festival.
The video depicts the stunt in which the officer squared-up with another rider, the two motorcycle's wheels were directly lined up with one another. Both drivers then accelerated in unison, causing the back tires to spin out and generate smoke. This caused a spectacle for those watching nearby.
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After just a few seconds of stunting with the other bike, the officer’s front tire moved slightly to one side, sending the bike forward, right into a third motorcyclist. When the officer’s motorcycle hit the other bike, that bike was then sent into a group of bystanders. This is where the video ends.
Supt. Holly Turton told CTV News that this act violated the expectations of herself and the RCMP. In addition, she said that she and the RCMP expect their personnel to have better judgment than what appeared to have happened in the video.
There have been no civilian injuries reported, says CTV News, but the officer did have minor injuries and the RCMP motorcycle was damaged.
We’re not sure why this seemed like a good idea or what the ramifications will be at this time. A weird decision turned into an unfortunate circumstance, that we know for sure. Stay tuned for the results and consequences of the investigation.
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"It's not about what an individual should be able to do with one or two doses, it's more about what we're seeing in the population as a whole especially with the vaccine coverage," he said, adding that Canada will look at things like reproduction, positivity and hospitalization rates and vaccine coverage to see if restrictions can be scaled back.
"For something like the face masks, I would say that would be probably one of the last things to go," Njoo explained. "I think it's just a good practice to keep on right until the fall until, hopefully, everyone will have received hopefully two doses by September."
Recently, Justin Trudeau revealed that this year's summer could be normal if restrictions stay in place until cases go down and at least 75% of people get at least one vaccine dose. Canada is expected to have received enough doses for that to happen by then and enough by September "for every Canadian to be fully vaccinated."
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It looks like Toronto isn't ready to restore its pre-pandemic summer plans. On Friday, the City of Toronto announced that they're extending the cancellation of all city-run, in-person events up until the end of Labour Day weekend on September 6.
This includes events like the Caribbean Carnival and the CNE, which announced in February that it hoped to reopen for Torontonians this summer.
Mayor John Tory tweeted that he's working with the CNE to help them come up with a "bigger and better in-person event in 2022."
The City said that the aim of this announcement is to make it easier for organizers to predict what will happen with their events this summer. Their statement includes a list of all 24 major events that are cancelled, many of which will take place virtually for the second year in a row.
Welcome back to the digital dive bar! This week's episode of Now On Narcity is officially live. Join your hosts Lea, Cormac, Tyeler, and Brit for a deep dive into some of the week's biggest headlines.
In This Episode
You guessed it, this week's episode starts with a Shot & Chaser headline round-up to kick it off with some unbelievable recent stories.
New Brunswick health authorities are investigating 48 cases of a mysterious brain disease that is completely stumping doctors. We break down the puzzling symptoms and explore what we know and the big questions we have.
Next, we introduce you to the "Voice of TikTok," a Canadian woman who apparently had no clue that she was the voice behind billions of videos across the app. If you've heard the text-to-speech voice on your For You page, you've heard Bev Standing's voice. We explore her allegations that TikTok is using her voice "without permission," the resulting court case, and the background behind the story.
Of course, we finish off with the Last Call look at what we've got our eyes on in the upcoming news.