Female Pickpockets

Female Pickpockets in a Lawless Time

  Written by Kiel Torres, Summer Student “Female pickpockets are rare. No real lady will pick any pocket but her husband’s” – The Winnipeg Evening Tribune: October 5, 1920 Perceptions of female pickpockets were contentious at the turn of the century. Especially in national print-media sources, these women were either completely

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Giant Jellybean

Jellybeans, Meth Labs, and Whales – OH MY! The Marine Unit Sees It All!

Written by Lisa Wills, VPM volunteer The VPD Marine Unit was thrust into the international spotlight recently, with their rescue of a large yellow jellybean from False Creek. Urban pranksters had pushed the candy shaped sculpture into the water but it was easily rescued by the intrepid nautical crew. Although

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