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April 17, 2012
The Odd Squad comes to town

Non-profit group started by the Vancouver police visits schools to talk drugs and gangs by Katherine Hudson Northern News Services Students at Samuel Hearne Secondary School might not have thought there were any similarities between their small community of 3,400 and Vancouver's Downtown East Side of 18,000 people, but after hearing from Odd Squad Productions […]

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April 13, 2012
A Special Adventure with the Odd Squad (Guest Post)

A little while back, a few of our McMath students had an opportunity to explore a part Vancouver rarely seen by most.  Though a perhaps a little unsettling for some, our students were in good company.  Having an opportunity to explore the Downtown Eastside along side our school Liaison Officer as well as VPD Officer […]

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April 9, 2012
The Perils of Searching

Police work is dangerous business, but sometimes the most dangerous situations come not when we’re chasing bad guys, but after they’ve already been caught. And in the Downtown Eastside, where infectious diseases like HIV and HEP C are epidemic, police officers must always be on high alert for dirty needles, broken crack pipes and anything […]

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April 5, 2012
FIXING FOR INSPIRATION: “TEARS FOR APRIL”

“On Track celebrates youth making healthy lifestyle choices, by empowering them with the information and experience necessary to further their positive leadership roles within their community.” – Odd Squad Productions Last night I watched attended the exclusive screening of “Tears for April,” at SFU, documentary directed and produced by Odd Squad Productions Society. This film goes […]

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March 29, 2012
Work on The Beat Continues at OLN

OLN is in production on the second season of its original docu-soap series The Beat. Ten 10, 30-minute episodes were commissioned by OLN and are produced by Montreal-based Galafilm Inc. for airing this summer. The Beat II follows the intersecting stories of six police officers who patrol Vancouver’s roughest neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside. “After the success of the first […]

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March 26, 2012
OSP members departing for Inuvik

OSP squad members preparing for departure for Inuvik from the Abbotsford Airport on the RCMP Pilatus.

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March 21, 2012
Odd Squad brings truth about gangs to local 100 Mile House youth

Odd Squad Productions Const. Doug Spencer didn't pull any punches when he told Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) students about his own experiences with youth whose lives were lost or otherwise destroyed by gang-related activities. Carole Rooney By Carole Rooney - 100 Mile House Free Press Published: March 21, 2012 8:00 AM Updated: March 21, 2012 9:44 […]

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March 20, 2012
Odd Squad to visit Tetlit'Zheh/Fort McPherson

Odd Squad to visit Tetlit'Zheh/Fort McPherson Members of the Odd Squad Productions Society, a nonprofit organization founded by Vancouver Police Department officers, will be meeting with students in Fort McPherson this month to discuss the dangers of drug addictions and gangs. They are scheduled to arrive in the community at 11 a.m. on March 27 […]

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March 14, 2012
OSP Hockey program co-founder & presenter/mentors honoured

Co-Founder and long time hockey presenters and mentors Ret. Cst. Chris Graham and Cst. Kevin Torvik were honoured last week by the Kamloops Blazers for our involvement in 'Project E.D.G.E.'  Congratulations to everyone involved in the peer-to-peer educational initiative aimed at youth.  For more information about the hockey mentor program, click here.

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