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If BC gangster Gianis has nine lives, he’s already used four of them

Gianis, who has been skirting the Grim Reaper for years, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

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Two gangsters were shot in Kelowna this weekend, one of whom was 37-year-old Kyle Gianis – making this the fourth unsuccessful attempt on his life and second time he has been shot in four months.

Kelowna RCMP rushed to the shooting in the area of Pandosy Street and KLO Road in Kelowna just before 7 p.m. Saturday.

Both victims – Gianis and an unnamed 25-year-old male – were transported to the hospital.

Gianis, who has been skirting the Grim Reaper for years, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The 25-year-old remains in the hospital.

“We have reason to believe this was a targeted attack on these two men,” said Insp. Beth McAndie of the Kelowna RCMP.

“Because of his criminal activities and associates, Mr. Gianis poses a threat to our community and the public in general, and we are putting all our resources into investigating this newest incident.”

Witnesses reported a man fleeing the area in a silver SUV, and while investigating the scene, police officers discovered what is believed to be an undetonated bomb. The area was immediately cordoned off.

The repeated attempts on his life seem to fall on deaf ears when it comes to Gianis, who has survived a number of assassination attempts. The most recent taking place in March when he was shot outside of a Global Fitness, in Kelowna.

He quickly took to social media to mock his would-be killers, reported Postmedia.

“I hope you kept your receipt goof troop crew to get a refund cause your order didn’t go through,” he said.

In 2017, he was the target of a shooting in Langley, BC which resulted in the death of Tyler Pastuck. David Tull was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for the conspiracy to murder Gianis that resulted in Pastuck’s death, although he was not the trigger man.

In 2018, Surrey nurse Paul Bennett was killed when an assassin – who was reportedly hunting Gianis – murdered the wrong man. Bennet, the 47-year-old nurse and minor hockey coach was gunned down in broad daylight near his Cloverdale home.

In 2008, Gianis was jailed for 13 years in Washington state for smuggling the chemical used to make meth. He was transferred back to Canada where he was granted day parole in 2013.

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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  1. Jenny

    August 2, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Innocent lives are at stack here in Kelowna or anyway , when criminals in the drug trade want to go outside of there mega million dollar homes to socialize. Move out of Kelowna or stay locked up in your million dollar plus home with bullet proof glass and security cameras. You play with fire and eventually you are going to get burned.

  2. Claudette Leece

    August 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    He should be paying for his own healthcare, he obviously has the money too. You play dangerous games, you win bad prizes

  3. Steven

    August 2, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Canada is a great place to be a criminal, isn’t?

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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Officials urge booster injections to tackle lingering Delta variant amid Omicron craze

The WHO classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” however, the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

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The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly urging COVID-19 booster injections for those over the age of 50.

In addition, the committee is now recommending boosters of an authorized mRNA vaccine to those 18-49 years of age at least six months after completion of a “primary COVID-19 vaccine series with consideration of jurisdictional and individual risks.”

The announcement comes amid global discussion of the Omicron variant. The federal government requested on Tuesday that NACI swiftly review its booster guidance in response to Omicron.

The NACI’s new booster recommendation, however, focuses on the lingering Delta variant while more details are gathered on Omicron.

On Nov. 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” although the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

“As chair of the South African Medical Association and a GP of 33 years standing, I have seen a lot over my medical career,” writes Dr. Angelique Coetzee, in an op-ed for the Daily Mail.

“But nothing has prepared me for the extraordinary global reaction that met my announcement this week that I had seen a young man in my surgery who had a case of COVID that turned out to be the Omicron variant.”

The young man was unaware he had contracted the virus.

Coetzee says she has seen nothing about the variant that warrants panic.

“No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalized with the Omicron variant, nor is anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it,” writes Coetzee.

She also says the variant has been circulating South Africa for “some time.”

Viruses — such as COVID-19 — have their own DNA or RNA, therefore allowing them to mutate into new forms.

“This virus is going exactly how you’d expect,” Dr. Steven Pelech, chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee at the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, told the Western Standard.

“Strains are going to predominate which are more infectious and mild. That’s how it displaces other variants, it doesn’t kill the host. The host often doesn’t even know they are infected.”

Pelech — who is far from alone in his analysis — suggests the “variants of concern,” including Delta, are merely steps towards COVID-19 evolving into a common coronavirus. One that is highly infectious and exceedingly mild.

The Canadian government implemented additional travel restrictions in response to Omicron on November 30 — built upon previous measures.

“We know that these concerning mutations can arise and, where vaccinations are low in parts of the world, they can spread rapidly,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday.

BC officials say the province will have more information on Omicron and its implications — such as vaccine efficacy — in the coming weeks.

“Isn’t this the same playbook we heard a year ago with the Delta variant?” said Pelech.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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Surrey RCMP investigating rocks thrown from overpass

Multiple vehicles, including a transit bus, were damaged by rocks hurled from the pedestrian overpass. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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Several incidents involving rocks thrown onto Highway 99 in South Surrey have prompted an investigation from Surrey RCMP.

Multiple vehicles, including a transit bus, were damaged by rocks hurled from the pedestrian overpass. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The first incident took place on November 26, at 7:44 p.m. when a semi-truck and bus were struck with rocks. The following incident, involving another two semi-trucks occurred three days later on November 29 at 10:49 p.m., and most recently, November 30 at 10:20 p.m. when yet another two semi-trucks were damaged.

“These incidents are very concerning. Throwing objects off of the overpass has the potential to cause serious or even fatal injuries to the occupants of vehicles,” said Cpl. Vanessa Munn, Surrey RCMP.

“We are asking anyone with information to contact police. If you reside in the area please check your residential cameras and be sure to report all suspicious activity to police.”

The overpass where these incidents took place is between the 32 Avenue and King George Boulevard exits of Highway 99.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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