Hamilton Police confirm that they have found the body of Timothy Bosma. With help from Brantford Police, OPP, Peel Regional Police, and Waterloo Regional Police. Human remains were recovered burnt. The invesigation continues.
A Hamilton Police source confirms that Tim Bosma’s truck has been located at an address in Kleinburg, Ontario. The residence was a former family home of the one man arrested in this case, Dellen Millard. Kleinburg is a suburb north of Toronto in Vaughan. Still no word yet on the location of Tim Bosma himself. No official confirmation has yet been given by Hamilton Plice, Peel Regional Police, or the OPP. Tim has been missing since Monday night.
Tim Bosma is driving a black Dodge Ram 3500 with plate # 726-7ZW. He went missing yesterday in the Ancaster area, so he could be anywhere in our area now. Tim Bosma was selling his truck and two guys showed up and wanted to take it for a test drive and he went with them and has not been seen since. His cell phone was last pinged at Rymal and Hwy 52.
If you’ve seen Tim, or the truck, you can call Hamilton Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
The OPP and many local police detachments will be stepping up their enforcement this weekend, as families travel the roads to visit family and friends this Easter weekend. R.I.D.E. programs will be out looking for impaired drivers and highway patrols will be out looking for speeding and aggressive driving.
Drive safe this weekend!
London Police have issued a public warning about a sex offender who’s served jail time for indecent assaults on young children.
57 year old Robert Albert Bell has been released from custody after serving a federal prison term, for two counts of invitation to sexual touching.
A psychological assessment of Bell has determined he is a high risk to re-offend, according to London Police.
His criminal record includes convictions for indecent assaults on young children, sexual assaults, and invitation to sexual touching.
He’s scheduled to arrive in London on Wednesday, but police will not be disclosing the address of his residence.
Police say in the past, Bell has befriended parents with young children then sexually assaulted those children when the opportunity arose.
Typically, police do not release personal information to the public, but they’re are making an exception in this case.
Since Bell has completed his entire prison sentence, he’s not bound by conditions of parole. There are 15 conditions Bell must abide by now that he’s been released,and police say they will be monitoring his actions.
“If you see this individual at a location where he shouldn’t be, please contact police, he will be arrested and brought before the court again,” London Cst. Ken Steeves added.
Richmond Hill teacher Susan Beattie will not let her union “illegally dictate” whether she can volunteer for extra ciriculars any longer. Below is her letter.
Open letter to David Clegg, ETFO-YR President:
Here are my reflections following the Feb. 26 union meeting and your March 1 conversation with Matt Galloway on the Metro Morning radio show.You suggest the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation decision to lift the advisory on voluntary activities was “politically motivated”. Is the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario’s decision to maintain the advisory not politically motivated?
You explain ETFO’s decision by suggesting the union wants to bargain an acceptable deal for the next school year. But if the contract were re-opened, would ETFO propose an increase in class sizes to meet the budget requirements?
You hope to defeat the Liberals in the next election. But what will you do if we find ourselves with a Conservative government under Tim Hudak?These are concerns for many teachers.
Last fall you said “[teachers) want to know leadership is leading them”. Now you claim ETFO’s decision is not being “directed by union bosses”, but is the “grassroots” consensus of “well-educated” teachers.
If anyone thinks that the decisions of ETFO members are not driven by union leaders, they are mistaken. In fact, you are actively working to create a group of stewards who will obey instructions without question, and who will in turn demand compliance from their colleagues. Stewards who do not conform are asked to step down, as I did.
I have learned from experience that raising concerns about the actions of our union executive is greeted with hostility and disrespect.
You claim that teachers want their “voices heard”, but sadly, the only voices that are welcomed in our organization are the ones that concur with the leadership.
Toronto Star’s Martin Cohn (March 3) wrote, “Public school teachers have allowed their union to bamboozle (if not bully) them into … a withdrawal of services during the school day.” He referred to “despair within the labour movement over ETFO’s self-righteous, self-defeating tactics”.
I’ve had enough. You cannot compel me or any other member to withdraw from voluntary activities. I will attend monthly staff meetings. I will run my choir. I will plan field trips. I will attend meetings outside the instructional day, if I so choose. And I will not allow you or other executive officers to diminish or dismiss me.
You have spent most of your career in the union. I am deeply concerned that, along the way, you have forgotten that teachers do not work for you — you work for us!
Brant Road 4, also known as Cockshutt Road, appears to be blockaded at Tutela Heights by a group from Six Nations this morning. No word yet on how long the blockade will last and if this is permanent or temporary. The blockade seems to be part of the upping of the ante for the Idle No More movement. Brantford Police are cutting traffic off at Birketts Lane and Brant OPP are redirecting cars at Phelps Rd (Brant Rd 18). The protest is expected to last most of the day.
Haldimand and Norfolk OPP taking care of business. Arrest of a criminal fleeing on Sixth Concession south of Brantford. The alleged criminal attempted to flee via a cab he called for the Boston area. Video below, and more after the jump: