Ron Matheson is a retired RCMP officer who has never shied away from critiquing the police force.On Monday, he focused his attention on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — alleging that the RCMP is not taking care of members who suffer from the condition.“We’ve had 37 members commit suicide in the last five-and-a-half years. The oldest one is 55,” he said.Matheson was joined by several retired and active police officers in front of the Kelowna detachment on Monday.Cpl.
Criticizing your boss can cost you your job, but what happens when it’s a Mountie criticizing their employer? That’s what a Kelowna RCMP officer is about to find out after going public Monday and he’s not alone. The member was joined by a handful of current and former members critical with how the force is dealing with officers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kelly Hayes reports.
It was last Wednesday when an orchardist found a young woman’s body on his property, in plain view, just metres away from Cooper Road. Since then, police have said very little about the victim, but Global Okanagan has learned her identity. Her name was Russia Nicholson. She also went by the name of Katrina Nich. Her Facebook indicates she was from Mission B.C. and that she loved her father who passed away more than a year ago. Her last Facebook post was on August 8, when she posted a selfie.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".