(I selected a few posts from the Bradner ‘Protect Our Children’ Facebook.  There will be another protest tomorrow, April 3rd, from 11:am until noon.)

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'Just a reminder, our first neighbourhood rally in 2016 is planned for this coming Sunday,April 3rd at 11:00am.   The purpose is to protest the placement of serial sex offender James Conway into our community. WHERE:  27720 Joanita Place (Across  from Conway's residence) DIRECTIONS:  Drive north on Bradner Rd,   (north of Harris Rd.)                         Turn left and drive west on Starr Rd. to LeFeuvre Rd.                         North on LeFeuvre Rd. to Hesslea Cresc.                         Turn Left and drive west to Joanita Place. We hope to see many of you at our rally.  Let's demonstrate to Gov't. bureaucrats that they can't stick these kinds of undesirables  into our Bradner community.'
'Our Abbotsford (Bradner) neighbourhood would like to send a Christmas wish to WJS Canada's Management and Staff.  Our wish is that some other uncaring organization places a serial sex offender like James Conway into each of your staff member's neighbourhoods sometime in the New Year.'
'Several people have asked us, "Who is WJS Canada"? From what we understand, WJS Canada is the organization primarily responsible for moving James Conway into our neighbourhood.   When Conway was released from the BC Justice System, he was released into the custody of a WJS representative and was to reside at a facility operated by WJS that had electronic monitoring capability.    WJS or a representative of theirs found this location when it was offered for rent.    BC Corrections approved the location.   Conway was moved into our neighbourhood on or about the August 1st weekend. WJS have a web site, http://wjscanada.com/ and it says: "WJS Canada provides a spectrum of human and social services to help people heal, accomplish and succeed. We care about making a difference within your community."   THEY SURE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! - WJS secretly moved Conway, and a second criminal into our neighbourhood without informing any of us beforehand.  Conway is a high risk offender according to the BC Ministry of Justice. - WJS staff did not meet the neighbours first, the families and their children, to determine if this was a suitable location for a serial sex offender. - WJS have never visited the neighbourhood to speak to any of us since Conway was moved here. - WJS are likely the group (to be confirmed) who are opposing Abbotsford's civil law suit to have Conway removed from our neighbourhood because they are  violating Abbotsford's zoning bylaws.   WJS CANADA HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF EVERYONE IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.   THANK YOU VERY MUCH,  WJS!! Disclaimer.  We know that people at WJS follow our Facebook Page, so if any of the information above is incorrect, please message us to set us straight.  We would love to hear from you people at WJS Canada!'
'Hey folks, more than three weeks have passed since Abbotsford launched a law suit in BC's Supreme Court to close the "Pedophile House".  The suit was filed against the home owners, the head caretaker and WJS Canada. The defendants had 21 days to respond or move out, but Conway and a second criminal are still living in the home.  One can only assume that the pedophile supporters are going to oppose the law suit.  The homeowners and caretaker don't have enough money to hire a lawyer and go to court, so probably WJS Canada are paying the costs to fight  Abbotsford's law suit.  Isn't it ironic that WJS Canada are funded by an agency of the BC Government to house Conway, and they are fighting a municipality.  In effect, the taxpayer is paying both ends of this Civil Lawsuit.  Doesn't that make you want to give WJS Canada employees a big friendly hug!   More on WJS in an upcoming post.'
'The following letter was sent to our local MLA's from another of our supporters:        Bradner: A rare community that stands against up against government - when they are clearly wrong-headed. Thanks to CTV for their reporting on this foolish government decision to release 'likely to re-offend'  sexual predators into our communities.  What child will be next?  Why would any sane person give light sentences to men who so badly hurt our children, then IF they catch them, release these out-of-control time-bombs to prey on little kids again? How many children are silenced by the shame and horror of the trauma, so that they don't even tell anyone what was done to them?  We had an old friend who was raped as a child.  He never got married and relived that terror in nightmares, until finally, death set him free. How much does it cost to have this level of police oversight?  Why would you not keep such men secure behind bars until, and unless there is a cure, a healing of their twisted minds? If there is no outcry from the populace, would you even have this much monitoring, and how long will such oversight be taken to ensure no more children,- ever are molested by these predators? In the case of James Conway, he doesn't care anyway,....... just ignores the conditions placed on him. Someone from BC Corrections once told me that they are bound to keep silent, but that staff are at times horrified when twisted, vile and dangerous men are silently slid back among unsuspecting people.   Maybe BC Corrections should be reigned in, if they have lost hold of common-sense and concern for the good of society.'
'We have started a letter writing campaign to our Provincial politicians, and we encourage all of you who are following this Facebook Page to take a minute and e-mail your local MLA and the Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton, about the Conway situation.   A letter might help our situation, and it might also ensure that BC Corrections don't try to sneak a pedophile into your neighbourhood someday down the road.  The following is a letter one of our supporters sent: To: Suzanne Anton  <JAG.Minister@gov.bc.ca>,  mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca, simon.gibson.mla@leg.bc.ca, darryl.Plecas.MLA@leg.bc.ca Subject: Serial Sex Offender/Pedophile James Conway To:  Susan Anton, Minister of Justice, and Abbotsford MLA's Mike de Jong, Darryl Plecas, and Simon Gibson In early August my neighbours and I  found out that serial sex offender James Conway had been secretly moved into our neighbourhood by BC Corrections and an agency contracted by Corrections called WJS Canada.       We were all irate to find out about this, and we still are. Since then the City of Abbotsford has determined that our neighbourhood is not zoned correctly for this half house operation.   However, WJS Canada is challenging this ruling and the challenge will have to go to the courts.   BC Corrections funds WJS  Canada to house Conway and are likely supporting WJS behind the scenes. I am writing to ask each of you to review the James Conway situation, and to please support Abbotsford's decision that the halfway house at 27743 Joanita Place must be closed.  Please instruct Corrections or WJS (whoever is responsible) to drop their challenge against Abbotsford's zoning bylaw and move Conway from our neighbourhood. I would also like you to think about the policy of secretly moving serial sex offenders and pedophiles into any community and then not warning surrounding families?  Is not "improving community safety" a mandate of the Minister of Justice?   If our neighbours had not found out about Conway, children would still be playing in the streets in front of that house and walking past it to catch the school bus.  What are you doing, playing Russian Roulette with our children's safety?  Hopefully, for all communities, this policy will be reviewed and changed. My neighbours and I would like a response from each of you, our Abbotsford MLA's and the Justice Minister, informing us about what action you will be taking regarding the James Conway situation. Sincerely'
'Another weekend, another protest!  This time Global TV attended and Reps from CBC Canada out of Toronto who are doing a documentary on pedophilia, which will air sometime early in the New Year.   As news reports of today's protest come on-line we will post them here on our Facebook Page.  Lots of new signs today as well......'
'We have just been advised by the Abbotsford Police of the following, "Please be advised that as a result of ongoing and escalating criminal acts directed at the residence at 27743 Joanita the Abbotsford Police have installed and is monitoring a series of surveillance cameras in your area as investigative and preventative tools.'
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The following article in the Abbotsford News provides more information about the “pedophile house” in our neighbourhood. The people responsible for housing James Conway, WJS (W.J. Stelmaschuk and Associates) and caregiver Ed Holroyd filed a response asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed. The defendants, including property owner Brian Vos, say their use of the home fits into the permitted “single dwelling unit use” under Abbotsford’s zoning bylaw. Click on the following Abbotsford News article for more details……

Defendants say they are operating residence in accordance with zoning bylaws for the area
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More on WJS: One of our neighbours spoke to City officials in Abbotsford and it was confirmed that WJS are going to oppose the City’s civil suit. The City claim that WJS are running a halfway house or detention facility on ALR land. This is a business that is not agricultural in nature, and the property is not zoned for such a facility. The legal cost to the City and it’s taxpayers will be at least $25K, and presumably WJS will be on the hook for a similar amount. This all makes absolutely no sense. Abbotsford has existing facilities for mentally challenged people and Conway could reside in town where better policing is available. One of WJS’s vision statements is, “To be recognized as community leaders”. Really?

Several people have asked us, “Who is WJS Canada”?

From what we understand, WJS Canada is the organization primarily responsible for moving James Conway into our neighbourhood. When Conway was released from the BC Justice System, he was released into the custody of a WJS representative and was to reside at a facility operated by WJS that had electronic monitoring capability.

WJS or a representative of theirs found this location when it was offered for rent. BC Correct

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Hey folks, more than three weeks have passed since Abbotsford launched a law suit in BC’s Supreme Court to close the “Pedophile House”. The suit was filed against the home owners, the head caretaker and WJS Canada. The defendants had 21 days to respond or move out, but Conway and a second criminal are still living in the home. One can only assume that the pedophile supporters are going to oppose the law suit. The homeowners and caretaker don’t have enough money to hire a l

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The following letter was sent to our local MLA’s from another of our supporters:
Bradner: A rare community that stands against up against government – when they are clearly wrong-headed.

Thanks to CTV for their reporting on this foolish government decision to release ‘likely to re-offend’ sexual predators into our communities. What child will be next? Why would any sane person give light sentences to men who so badly hurt our children, then IF they catch them, relea

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There was an excellent video this evening (Nov. 6th) on the 6:00pm edition of CTV News discussing our halfway house situation. The news anchor asks a very basic question, “HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A REPEAT SEX OFFENDER WHO PREYS ON CHILDREN LIVING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET?”
Click on the following to watch the news video, (after a brief commercial):

A lawsuit has been launched to shutter the Abbotsford, B.C., halfway house that pedophile James Conway calls home.
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Abbotsford goes to court to have sex offender James Conway removed from our neighbourhood………YES!!!

Civil suit filed, saying home is being used in contravention of zoning bylaws for the area
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Protect Our Children in Bradner Melissa Wiebe Melissa, as suggested above, an institution is appropriate, where they can get proper care and rehabilitation. We aren’t suggesting they belong on the streets, or under an overpass. They just don’t belong next door to anyone’s kids, not ours and not yours.

Another serial sex offender has moved to the Abbotsford area. This time he is Gary Reid Hoare, convicted of sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and making child pornography. If this guy has moved into your area, please contact us and we will help you organize and pressure him to move. Our provincial politicians won’t help, our police forces hands are tied, so it is time that citizens demonstrate that we don’t want criminals and sex offenders in our City of Abbotsford. It will also be a message to landlords, DO NOT RENT TO ORGANIZATIONS WHO HOUSE THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE!!

Gary Reid Hoare, who has a criminal history of sexual offences against children, is living in Abbotsford…
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Further to our post below about writing to Minister of Justice, Susan Anton. In Regina Sask. their Minister of Corrections & Policing cancelled the establishment of a halfway house in a neighbourhood where strong opposition was raised. This halfway house was to be home to 30 violent/sex offenders, even worse than our situation. So Justice Minister Anton has the power to close down the halfway house in our neighbourhood. Please write and ask her to do so.

Some residents in Regina’s northwest aren’t thrilled with the idea of having around 30 offenders as their new neighbours.
GLOBALNEWS.CA|BY TERI FIKOWSKI

We have started a letter writing campaign to our Provincial politicians, and we encourage all of you who are following this Facebook Page to take a minute and e-mail your local MLA and the Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton, about the Conway situation. A letter might help our situation, and it might also ensure that BC Corrections don’t try to sneak a pedophile into your neighbourhood someday down the road. The following is a letter one of our supporters sent:

To: Suzanne 

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We are starting to figure out who all the players are that are responsible for moving Conway into our community. They include of course Brian Vos, who rented his home to a halfway house where serial sex offender James Conway now resides. Then there is the Judge who released Conway, even though he has repeatedly violated conditions of his arrest. Her name is Judge Ellen Gordon. I would say more about her, but she would probably throw me in jail! Then there is BC 

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Protect Our Children in Bradner One of our members visited the Mayor today and asked that very question. The City have NOT been involved with Community Living while attempting to oust Conway from the residence. Corrections and WJS seem to be the main culprits. Community Living proSee More

Click on the following U-Tube Video to meet the landlord, Brian Vos. He raised his kids here and has no problems saying that safety is number one! UPDATE: Kinder Morgan have removed their “Brian Vos” video from U-Tube, or at least made it private so we cannot see it. UPDATE#2: One of our supporters contacted Kinder Morgan and critically questioned their involvement with Mr. Vos. When informed that Vos had rented his home to a halfway house that was housing a serial sex offender/arsonist, Kinder Morgan’s reply was: “We understand your concern and the concerns of your neighbours and have chosen to remove the video featuring Mr. Vos from our YouTube channel.” We wish we could so easily remove Conway!

Our key objective is to treat all landowners fairly and equitably, and we work very closely with them all along the pipeline route to ensure their concerns a…

Another weekend, another protest! This time Global TV attended and Reps from CBC Canada out of Toronto who are doing a documentary on pedophilia, which will air sometime early in the New Year. As news reports of today’s protest come on-line we will post them here on our Facebook Page. Lots of new signs today as well……

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A THIRD NEIGHBOURHOOD RALLY IS PLANNED TO PROTEST THE PLACEMENT OF SERIAL SEX OFFENDER JAMES CONWAY INTO OUR COMMUNITY

When: Sunday, October 4th, at 11:00am
Where: 27720 Joanita Place (Across from his residence)
Directions: Drive north on Bradner Rd, (north of Harris Rd.)

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Steve Markle I’ve sent several e mails to Micheal De Jong since this situation arose and have never received a single response. Thanks elected official!!

There was a CBC Radio interview this evening with a person from COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) who are in the process of rehabilitating Conway. Please listen to the interview, and then we would like to hear your thoughts. The interview starts at about 1 minute and 50 seconds into the broadcast. (The authors of this Facebook Page (and neighbours of Conway) have a very clear message for COSA and it is stated above but, lets hear everyone’s opinions.)

Abbotsford protests, Saudi airstrike, skier found, script: IKEA furniture robot/**music removed online…
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Sexual Abuse Network of Canada We are trying to get that information on the other guy living there and the mayor is working on getting that building shut down because of zoning issues.

We have just been advised by the Abbotsford Police of the following, “Please be advised that as a result of ongoing and escalating criminal acts directed at the residence at 27743 Joanita the Abbotsford Police have installed and is monitoring a series of surveillance cameras in your area as investigative and preventative tools.

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We received the following post this morning from a Canada wide group called “Sexual Abuse Network of Canada” encouraging everyone take a breath and stop the vandalism. This group will help, and the City are also taking action to move Conway away from here, so again, a little patience everyone. The note follows:

I would like to take a minute and speak to all the concerned citizens with children around this property and the men and women doing what they thin

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Thanks Bradner Barker for the excellent article submitted by Kim Iverson. Kim’s family including two pre-school children live right across the street from the serial sex offender’s residence. You can imagine how they must feel about this situation. As Kim says, “We (the immediate neighbours) are not part of any hoodlum or vigilante acts.” Bad decisions by the parties involved in the placement of Conway into this location, are the root cause of this problem. The solution is obvious, is it not? Conway has to be moved out of here!

By Kim Iverson Bradner BC – I am writing on behalf of the Bradner residence, in conflict with James Conway. We are not part of any hoodlum, vigilante acts. We are a community frustrated with…
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Sept. 26th…..from CTV News, including comments from the home owner / landlord. Plus a video of the vandalism……

Previous attacks have included throwing rocks, pouring concrete, and collapsing the home’s ceiling.
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Sept 26th…..from the Abbotsford News.

Police warn against further acts of vigilantism against James Conway
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Sept. 26th….more. Global News is the first to cover the vandalism that occurred last evening at the Pedophile House. It appears that the pedo’s were “flushed” out of their cushy residence. The news report follows:

Sept. 26th, and more serious vandalism occurred overnight last night. The authors of this Facebook Page would like to see the vandalism end. Please give our Mayor and the City a chance to follow through on their promise to close down the halfway house. As the following article from the National Post says, “people (vigilantes) must work WITHIN THE LAW to force child sex offenders out of their community”.

Some tactics are more questionable than others. A biker group aimed at protecting children posted a graphic video with slogans like: ‘Hurt my kid and I’ll bury you’
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What to do with Pedophiles? DON’T LET THEM OUT UNLESS AND UNTIL THEY ARE CURED!” Way back in 2006 Rafe Mair wrote this article in the Tyee News and he has written many follow-ups. Since then what has changed……nothing. Our neighbourhood is just the latest victim of our “mollycoddling” Justice System and Corrections System. Click on the following to read the full article by Rafe.

Don’t let them out unless and until they are cured.
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Protect Our Children in Bradner added 15 new photos to the album: Community Signs.
September 19, 2015 · 

This is a collection of some of the signs we have seen around the neighbourhood opposing the placement of James Conway into our community. Signs have been posted as far south as the Fraser Highway and east to Mt. Lehman Road, and of course right in front of the residence at 27743 Joanita Place. And you will notice that we “Hang ’em High” out here in Bradner……the signs that is!

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From Abbotsford MLA Darryl Plecas via e-mail, “It is ironic that for him (Conway) to be free, his neighbours need to lock themselves down. There is something fundamentally wrong with that.”
The entire e-mail follows:
From: Plecas.MLA, Darryl <Darryl.Plecas.MLA@leg.bc.ca>
Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 12:53 AM
Subject: RE: Dangerous sex offender allowed to live in rural Abbotsford

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Mike Rice Yes the court system is a joke . But what can be done? If he re offends we can put the judicial system in jail cause they won’t take blame. But how many people have to affected by these kind of creeps for them to get it? People who rob banks and stealSee More

One of our protesters this past weekend wrote an excellent article on her Blog titled, “A LITTLE HORSE SENSE NEEDED AT B.C. CORRECTIONS!” To read more from Gerda, please check out her blog at: https://gerdapeacheysviews.wordpress.com/ The article follows: James Conway is over 6 foot tall, ove…

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Global News has now released their video of today’s events.

Watch Sex Offender Protest in Abbotsford Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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CTV News have contacted the home owner (AKA Landlord) who rented his property to an agency associated with Community Living BC. They are housing Conway and attempting to rehabilitate him. The homeowner’s comments follow in this CTV article: (what are your thoughts?) Update: This CTV News clip now contains a video of the days events

New information comes as Abbotsford attempts to use zoning rules to evict James Conway from neighbourhood.
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Dennis Neumann I don’t believe that the homeowner was being altruistic like the above article says:

Vos said he rented his house to an agency associated with Community Living BC in the hopes he could make a positive difference. “I did this to be a change. I thoughtSee More

And a very good write-up in the Abbotsford News with an excellent picture of our protest march.

Henry Braun attends rally and says the home where James Conway is living is being operated outside of its permitted zoning use
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Here is another News article, this time from CKNW, thx. Melissa for finding this one……..

“Go away, Conway” The city of Abbotsford wants a convic …
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Protect Our Children in Bradner added 6 new photos to the album: Sept. 13th Protest.
September 13, 2015 · 

Photo’s of our Sept 13th protest. The Mayor came and informed us that the City has given notice to the Pedophile House to move out of this location. This area is not zoned for a halfway house.

'In front of Conway's House'
'Mayor Braun addressing the media.'
'Another photo of the Mayor'
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Thanks everyone for following our Facebook Page. We attended the rally this morning and listened to the Mayor speak, and wish to clarify what the Mayor said. He said that the house is on land that is zoned agricultural, which also permits residential properties. That zoning doesn’t permit a business or halfway house. The city last week sent a letter to the tenant warning that they are using the property outside its permitted use. BC Corrections and the organization running th

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More coverage of the City’s decision from the CBC News:

The city of Abbotsford intends to use zoning regulations to move a convicted sex offender from a halfway house.
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Awesome News this morning from the City of Abbotsford. The City has stepped up for us and determined that this rural area is not zoned correctly for a half way house. They are kicking Conway out! YES!

The Mayor is coming to our protest at 11:00am to make the announcement so please try to attend at 11:00am
and give him a resounding Bradner THANK YOU………

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The City of Abbotsford has told residents living on a Bradner property, including convicted sex offender James Conway, that they need to relocate due to a zoning…
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