the Bakassi peninsula, an oil-rich peninsula in the Annang Efik (Efik people) Ibiobio region of the coastal southeastern Nigeria disputes over the peninsula which had hastened hostilities between Nigeria and Cameroon, with both countries contending for ownership of the region and its resources (Natural resource). The "Boys" emerged as a vigilante group simultaneous with sharp increases in the crime rate of Abia State. They originally enjoined
the support of the governor, ''Orji Uzor Kalu''. He sensed the effectiveness of the group in combating the merciless crimes in Aba (Aba, Abia) and environs. However, as the crime rate was going down in Aba, other eastern Igbo (Igbo people) cities were not so lucky and the crime rate in places like Onitsha was still rising. The "Boys" then were invited to other major cities (City), like Onitsha and Owerri, to rid them of criminals. In due time, law enforcement agency
statscan06 Reflecting the nature of the industrial jobs available in town, in 2001, only 12% of residents between 20 and 64 years of age completed university, half of the provincial average, and 26% did not complete high school, much higher than the 19% provincial average. right thumb Crime rate in Tumbler Ridge, 1984–2005 Police Services Division, pp. 101, 106–110, 151, 154. (File:Tumbler Ridge BC crime.png) In 2005, the five
officer Tumbler Ridge Royal Canadian Mounted Police municipal detachment reported 346 Criminal Code of Canada offenses. This translated into a crime rate of 137 Criminal Code offenses per 1,000 people, higher than the provincial average of 119 offenses. During that year, the RCMP reported lower crime rates in Tumbler Ridge, compared with the provincial averages, in all categories except bicycle thefts, property damage, impaired driving, and cannabis-related offenses. Until 2005
, the town had a lower crime rate than the province, except between 2001–2003 after the Quintette mine closure and a large out-migration from the town. In 2004 the Tumbler Ridge RCMP reported no robbery or shoplifting offenses, and only 4.5 theft-from-motor-vehicle offenses per 1,000 people compared with 20 provincially. Geography and climate The townsite is located on a series of southern-facing gravel terraces on a ridge of Mount Bergeron, overlooking the confluence of the Murray and Wolverine Rivers. Thompson et al. (1978), 85. The site, above the floodplain of the Murray River, has well-drained soils with easy access to aquifers with potable water. PLEDA, 76. The rocks, mostly shale and mudstone but lacking quartzite, make the mountains less rugged than their neighbouring ranges. Helm (2000), 6. The terraces grow Lodgepole Pine, White Spruce (Picea glauca), Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees. Moose and elk are common. Thompson et al. (1978), 86–87. Helm (2001), 349. Escarpments to the east and north could pose a snow avalanche threat but are kept forested for stability. Thompson et al. (1978), 86. In 2006, the town was evacuated for several days as four forest fires (wildfire) approached the town. "More layoffs in northeast B.C." CBC News, July 4, 2006. Major coal deposits indicate the site was a swampy forest during the Cretaceous. Helm (2000), 5. Paleontologists have discovered tracks or fossils from ankylosauria, ornithopods (including a Hadrosaurus), and theropods. Helm (2001), 57–61. Fossils of Cretaceous plants such as ferns, redwoods, cycads, and ginkgo, and Triassic fishes and reptiles such as coelacanth, weigeltisaurus, and ichthyosaur have been recovered. Helm (2001), 53–55, 61–63. The town experiences a continental climate. Arctic air masses move predominantly southwestly from the Mackenzie Valley towards the Rocky Mountains and through the mountains north of town. Thompson et al. (1978) 88–89. The town is in a rain shadow behind Mount Bergeron, though much of the precipitation is lost in the mountains beforehand. Town planners laid out the roads so that they run along wind breaks, and buildings and parks are located in wind shadows. Thompson et al. (1978), 95. cellpadding "1" border "0" style "float: right; margin: 0em 1em 1em 0em; width: 250px; border: 1px #bbbbbb solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 90%;" - style "text-align:center;background-color:#B8BFFE" colspan "3" Weather Fern Duperreault, Environment Canada, as cited in Helm (2001), 9. Tumbler Ridge (2004), 6. - style "text-align:center;background-color:lavender" Time Average temperature Average precipitation - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff" January −11.1 °C (12.0 °F) 40.2 mm (1.6 in) - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff" July 14.8 °C (58.6 °F) 78.6 mm (3.1 in) - style "text-align:center;background-color:lavender" colspan "3" Average annual precipitation : 519 mm (20.4 in) After examining other resource towns in Canada, the planners followed socio-spatial guidelines and principles in physical planning. Thompson et al. (1978), 97. The coal mining facilities were well separated from the townsite to minimize the feeling of a company town. An attempt to mitigate potential lifestyle conflicts between families and childless households was made by separating the low-density, single-family dwellings from the low-rise apartments. Thompson et al. (1978), 99. The apartment blocks were planned for areas with clusters of trees and excellent viewscapes, but close to the town plaza. Thompson et al. (1978), 97, 99. The low-density residences that were more likely to have children living in them were oriented around elementary schools and parks. Cul-de-sacs were avoided in favour of better linkages and pedestrian access. '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Technical Center , the United States Army Detroit Arsenal, home of the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the headquarters of Big Boy Restaurants International, The Cadillac Motor Car Division (Cadillac) of General Motors, Campbell Ewald, and Asset Acceptance. The current mayor is James R. Fouts, who was elected to his first mayoral term in November 2007. The crime rate
in Warren is mostly balanced as neutral. The city has a low violent crime rate and a high property crime rate compared to other cities in Metro Detroit. The city's crime rate in 2003 was 91.4% of the national average. Larceny-theft (Larceny) was the most popular crime, making up 58.7% of the city's crime rate. Availability outside of Canada As mentioned previously, during the era that ''HNIC was'' on radio, it was broadcast over several powerful CBC clear-channel stations whose nighttime signals reached much of the northern United States. As a result, the games had a following throughout the northern U.S., and especially so in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and New York (New York City), the four U.S. cities that had NHL teams at the time. Foster Hewitt always acknowledged these listeners in his opening greeting, "Hello Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland" (before Newfoundland (Dominion of Newfoundland) joined Canada in 1949). This continued into the television era (despite waning in recent years with the expansion of local team TV coverage on regional sports networks), although some C-band satellite dishes can still receive the CBC's over-the-air feeds. U.S. cable television outlets near the international border (Canada – United States border) (including markets such as Metro Detroit, Seattle, Buffalo (Buffalo, New York), Burlington, Vermont, and Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan)) typically carry a nearby CBC affiliate on their systems (though some cable systems carry a non-regional station). As a general rule, CBC stations are carried within about 150 miles of the border, and are not blacked out (blackout (broadcasting)) of sporting events. The name ''Beverly Hills'' has often been employed as a nickname for a fashionable, affluent area. For example, View Park (View Park, California), an unincorporated area in southwestern Los Angeles County, has been dubbed the "Black Beverly Hills".
- The government of Finland accepts a bill to locate the new national railway agency in Helsinki. In May a dispute among government representatives led to considering the eastern town of Kouvola for the agency's headquarters location; the Social Democratic Party (Social Democratic Party of Finland) favored Helsinki while the Centre Party (Centre Party (Finland)) favored Kouvola. Operational factors, such as the fact that both Finnish Railways (VR (Finnish railway company)) and the Finnish Rail Administration (which would both be overseen by the new agency) are headquartered in Helsinki, led
* '''1932 (1932 in rail transport)''' – New York City Subway's IND Eighth Avenue Line opens north of Chambers Street (Chambers Street – World Trade Center (IND Eighth Avenue Line)). * '''1971 (1971 in rail transport)''' – British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett leads the ceremony to open the Pacific Great Eastern Railway's Fort Nelson Subdivision between Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Fort Nelson, British Columbia. * '''1995 (1995 in rail transport)''' – Amtrak's ''City of New Orleans'' passenger train is permanently rerouted between Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) due to the Illinois Central Railroad's desire to abandon the original route (the Grenada District) in favor of the newer and flatter Yazoo District.
Media The ''Lawton Constitution'', the only daily newspaper published in Lawton, has a circulation of 30,000. In addition, the Fort Sill newspaper, ''The Cannoneer
with the lowest crime rate in 2006 was for the third straight year Ontario with 5,689 per 100,000, followed by Quebec with 5,909 per 100,000. The province with the highest crime rate for the 9th straight year was Saskatchewan with 13,711 per 100,000. Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan) is the city with the highest crime rate followed by its provincial counterpart Saskatoon (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Quebec City, Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, Quebec), and Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec) have the lowest crime rates of any city and are all located in Quebec. Statistics Canada Daily The three northern territories have higher per capita crime rates than any province. '''La Baie''' is a borough of the city of Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec), Quebec, located where the Rivière à Mars flows into the Baie des Ha! Ha!, a bay of the Saguenay River. Formerly an independent city, its population in 2006 was 19,639. Places named '''Saint-Jean-Eudes''' in honour of Jean Eudes. *Saint-Jean-Eudes, a community and sector of Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec), Quebec *Several Roman Catholic parishes - style "background:#efefef;" 1983 IX (1983 Canada Winter Games) Rebecca Marino 6–3, 6–1 - thumb left Short-lived Corus-era CKOI 107,7 logo, used during the first two weeks of February 2011. (File:Ckoi estrie 2011.png) In March 2009, then-owner Corus Entertainment announced plans to drop the talk radio format on CHLT, CJRC-FM (CKOF-FM) in Gatineau, CHLN-FM (CKOB-FM) in Trois-Rivières and CKRS-FM in Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec) in favour of a classic hits-oldies format branded as ''"Souvenirs Garantis"'', effective on March 28, 2009. Francophone news-talk listeners across much of Quebec will be out of luck at month's end ''Scott Fybush NERW'', 2009-03-09 image city Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec), Quebec area Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean '''CKRS-FM''' is a French-language (French language) Canadian (Canada) radio station located in Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec), Quebec. thumb left 150px CHLN logo as a "Souvenirs Garantis" station, 2009-2011. (File:CHLN-FM.png)In March 2009, then-owner Corus Entertainment announced plans to drop the talk radio format on Corus Québec outlets CHLN, CJRC-FM in Gatineau, CHLT-FM (CKOY-FM) in Sherbrooke and CKRS-FM in Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec) in favour of a classic hits-oldies format branded as ''"Souvenirs Garantis"'', effective on March 28, 2009. Francophone news-talk listeners across much of Quebec will be out of luck at month's end ''Scott Fybush NERW'', 2009-03-09 In March 2009, then-owner Corus Entertainment expanded the ''Souvenirs Garantis'' format to CHLT-FM (CKOY-FM) in Sherbrooke, CJRC-FM (CKOF-FM) in Gatineau, CHLN-FM (CKOB-FM) in Trois-Rivières and CKRS-FM in Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec) -- replacing their long-time news-talk formats on these stations. Francophone news-talk listeners across much of Quebec will be out of luck at month's end ''Scott Fybush NERW'', 2009-03-09 An '''F1''' tornado was confirmed in the town of Hébertville, Quebec in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region Une tempête très coûteuse pour les agriculteurs - LCN - Régional which is located about 180 kilometres north-northwest of Quebec City. During the event, golf ball-size hail smashed windows of houses and automobiles and damaged patio furniture as well as home facades. Corn and vegetable crops were ruined during the brief but robust storm. Farms and sheds sustained damage from the tornadic winds as well as trees. This very region was hit by 5 tornadoes during the summer of 2001, including some of the region's main cities such as Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec) and Alma (Alma, Quebec). Tornadoes are considered to be rare occurrences in this region, at least prior to 2001. Tornades Stations not owned and operated by Corus Entertainment can also be affiliates, such as CKRS-FM 98.3 in Saguenay (Saguenay, Quebec), CFYX-FM 93.3 in Rimouski, CHNC-FM 107.1 in New Carlisle (New Carlisle, Quebec) and CFGT-FM 104.5 in Alma (Alma, Quebec). CHRC (CHRC (AM)) 800 AM in Quebec City was previously part of the Corus Québec network, but the station was sold in 2008 by Corus to a group of local businessmen; it no longer has any links with Corus. CKRS-FM was sold in November 2010 to a local group, Radio Saguenay; it is unknown if any Corus Québec programming still airs on that station. There are also accusations that Walmart Canada has engaged in some practices that discourage associates from exercising their right to join a union (labor union) and negotiate a collective bargaining agreement. Wal-Mart closed their Saguenay, Quebec store, in April 2005 after workers unionized and just days before contract settlement by binding arbitration, putting 190 employees out of work. Wal-Mart argued that the store wasn’t profitable and the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed 6-3 on November 27, 2009 that the company had the legal right to close the store. Wal-Mart also closed its automotive centre in Gatineau , Quebec, after employees unionized and an arbitrator imposed a 33 per cent wage increase. At Saint-Hyacinthe Wal-Mart, the 200 employees had organized successfully in January 2005 but contract negotiations stalled and an arbitrator was called in, finally reaching a two-year deal on April 9, 2009.
crime rate of 154 offenses per 100,000 people is 28 percent higher than the 2010 state average and one percent higher than the 2010 federal average. According to Uniform Crime Report statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2011, there were
table_8_offenses_known_to_law_enforcement_washington_by_city_2011.xls type XLS title Table 8 – Washington – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by City, 2011 publisher Federal Bureau of Investigation year 2011 accessdate March 7, 2013 The city's highest crime rate was recorded in 2004, with 413 incidents per 100,000 people. Until 2013, when a murder and motor-vehicle theft occurred in the city,
the past decade. Before marijuana was legalized in Washington, marijuana users were arrested, per state law (State law (United States)).
only English, the city has few visible minorities. Only 17% of residents aged 35–64 had a university certificate or diploma, compared to the provincewide rate of 29%. Among those aged 25–64, 20% did not have a high school certificate or equivalent, much higher than the 12% provincewide rate. In 2005, the 22-officer Dawson Creek Royal Canadian Mounted Police municipal detachment reported 2,561 Criminal Code of Canada offenses. This translated into a crime rate
Municipal Census Populations, 1996–2007 accessdate 2008-04-16 publisher BC Stats File:Dawson Creek BC crime.png thumb 400px Crime rate, 1984–2005.