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- Catherine Galliford (currently a stub article) is the RCMP corporal who has brought forward allegations of extensive sexual harassment within the RCMP, and is now set to testify against the RCMP, on behalf of Pickton's victims and their families, at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
Please review my updates to GCpedia which I have put on the talk page. Joymosk (talk) 14:53, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
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Requested moves, mergers & splits
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- Population of Canada by year → Population of Canada or Population history of Canada. See discussion here.
- Merge Dental Branch to Royal Canadian Dental Corps. Discussion: Talk:Royal Canadian Dental Corps#Merge from Dental Branch.
- Kanaka Bar First Nation - Kanaka Bar Indian Band, per tribal council and other citations more exist for KBFN, but they're mostly wiki clones/sourced)
- Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation ->Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation per the band's website
- Shackan First Nation -> Shackan Indian Band per the band's website
- Gitanyow, British Columbia to Gitanyow, which is a redirect.....unique placename, also a people name of course.
- Oowekeeno people move back to Wuikinuxv where it belongs, also Carrier people back to teh proper modern name Dakelh. See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Indigenous_peoples_of_North_America#Another_unwarranted.2Fundiscusssed_speedy_by_Kwami......
- Onyotaa:ka First Nation mergeto Oneida Nation of the Thames. One of a few stubs I've found which are the same as extant articles.
- See Talk:Douglas_Road#Name_discussion re a rename and other routes by that name, also re "Lillooet Trail" and "Douglas Portage". Primary colonial use of the term was the route from what is now Columbia & 8th via what is now Canada Way and the remaining main section in North Burnaby, which ends at Boundary Road but used to run to Hastings, Burrard Inlet (now New Brighton Park on the north side of the PNE and McGill St.
- Bowness, Calgary → Bowness, Alberta & Bowness, Calgary; Forest Lawn, Calgary → Forest Lawn, Alberta & Forest Lawn, Calgary; and Montgomery, Calgary → Montgomery, Alberta & Montgomery, Calgary splits have been proposed here.
- Merge Nechako Region to Nechako Country. Merge discussion here.
- Category:Mountains of British Columbia to split by region/and or range per Category talk:Mountains of British Columbia, includes consideration of region-cat name problems.
- Comment Okanagan and Lower Mainland regions subcats have been created.
- Shearwater, Nova Scotia to CFB Shearwater (discuss)
- Another article about legal matters with an unwieldy name: Sufficiency of specification in patent law in Canada. Please help discuss alternatives here.
- Should Canada – United Arab Emirates aviation dispute be merged into Canada – United Arab Emirates relations? The discussion is here.
- Kingcome, British Columbia v. Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia. BCGNIS has two localities; recent news items indicate "Kingcome Inlet" is most common usage, i.e. for the community as well as the inlet it's on. See Talk:Kingcome, British Columbia.
- Template_talk:Vancouver_Corporations#Should_be_broken_up_by_sector. My comments there apply only to creating sections within the template, but this could just as easily solved by splitting the template, so putting this here.
- Point Grey is currently a redirect to West Point Grey, and should be an article about the landform, and there should be a Point Grey (disambiguation) because of various other uses (e.g. the high school). See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Vancouver#Point Grey.
- Clayburn, Abbotsford -> Clayburn, British Columbia. Clayburn may be just a neighbourhood of the City of Abby today, but was for a long time a self-standing place and postal address; comma-province for long-established names I thought was the standard, isn't it?
- Disagree on this one. To use neighbourhood, province in this context implies that this is an indepdendent municipality, which is blatantly incorrect. Resolute 23:55, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
- The convention used in Alberta varies. If the article is on just the former municipality or the former unincorporated community, the name, province convention is used (i.e. Strathcona, Alberta; Beverly, Alberta; Jasper Place, Alberta; etc). If the article is on both the neighbourhood and the former municipality/unincorporated community, then the name, city convention is used (i.e. Montgomery, Calgary; Bowness, Calgary; etc). Forest Lawn, Alberta was just moved to Forest Lawn, Calgary without discussion, perhaps due to this proposal. I do not contest this move as the article is both about Forest Lawn as a neighbourhood and a former town. However I recommend that we be all be careful in determining what the actual article is about before making/proposing just one or deluge of moves from one convention to the other or vice versa. The same recommendation applies to expressing support for or opposition to such proposed moves. Also, since all moves could potentially be controversial, it might be best that all moves be discussed on their respective talk pages first. As for this proposed move, I can't confidently determine if Clayburn, Abbotsford is about only the former place, only the city neighbourhood, or both. If Clayburn is officially recognized as a neighbourhood by Abbottsford, an alternative solution to this proposal could be a split. Hwy43 (talk) 03:17, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, I moved Forest Lawn after seeing this request, then checking in on it. Whatever the argument for the BC neighbourhood, Forest Lawn has been a simple Calgary neighbourhood for nearly 60 years. As far as this specific location goes, I would suggest that Skookum or someone begin a move discussion on the article itself. Resolute 21:18, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
- Nope, nope, nope, nope. Distinct communities with long-standing identities and/or postal addresses which may be submerged within modern municipalities (Clayburn is older than Abbotsford, by the way...) are, as part of the CANMOS debates about the comma-province format, to keep comma-province, not comma-city. Examples abound; sometimes because as with Hatzic, British Columbia and Ruskin, British Columbia, they sit astride boundaries (they're on both sides). Within Abbotsford there are Matsqui, British Columbia, Kilgard, British Columbia (which is the same, location-wise, as the Sumas Band's IR aka I think Lower Sumas), Huntingdon, British Columbia, Bradner, British Columbia, Clearbrook, British Columbia, and there isn't but there should be Sumas, British Columbia (for the old municipality by that name). In Langley there's Fort Langley, British Columbia and Aldergrove, British Columbia. In Surrey there's Whalley, British Columbia and Cloverdale, British Columbia; in Chiliwack there's Rosedale, British Columbia, Yarrow, British Columbia, Sardis, British Columbia and Vedder Crossing, British Columbia, Kent has of course Agassiz, British Columbia but also Ruby Creek, British Columbia and Harrison Mills, British Columbia....Abbotsford's current boundaries are very recent; places like Clayburn and Kilgard and Bradner were either another municipality or, as in Clayburn's and Kilgard's cases, were company towns on unorganized, non-municipal land, and had distinct post offices. Abbotsford, when it was founded and until amalgamation, was only a tiny square mile, surrounded by the giant areas of Matsqui and Sumas municipalities, with unincorporated land on Sumas Mountain nearby. Clayburn has only recently become part of Abbotsford, in other words, and has had a strong identity before that former blip-on-the-map was even founded.Skookum1 (talk) 08:00, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
- I've discovered that all items in Category:Neighbourhoods in Abbotsford, British Columbia except District of Matsqui (which really shouldn't be in that category) are now in the comma-Abbotsford format but this is contrary to policy, despite assertions otherwise. All places in that category existed before Abbotsford in its current state was formed, and all were long-stnnding independent postal addresses. To me, this seems to be another blind application of one guideline, while ignoring the genesis of that guideline (discussions about which were specific about long-standing separate identities/communities)....you don't see "Fort Langley, Langley or Whalley, Surrey. "Standardization of content/appearance" is not a sufficient excuse to wantonly ignore established conventions (inside Wiki or out of it).Skookum1 (talk) 23:08, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
- Can you provide a link to this policy? I would be interested to read it. Also, an additional question as it may be relevant: How does Clayburn view itself? Is it maintaining any semblance of independence, or has it accepted its neighbourhood status? Resolute 02:13, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
- Does Abbotsford's WebMap delineate official neighbourhoods? If so, is there an official neighbourhood named Clayburn? I've tried to view the WebMap but keep getting kicked out. Hwy43 (talk) 03:37, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
re-starting this here as that's an archived item now, just noticed that the only other Clayburn in Wikipedia is Clayburn Pottery, a defunct factory for pottery-ware in the UK. New proposal is to move Clayburn, Abbotsford to simply Clayburn. Clayburn is in fact older than the old Village of Abbotsford and was very much a separate place until the amalgamation of "MSA" (Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford, as the group of munis was called commonly). The comma-city dab just looks wrong to any long-time resident of the Central Fraser Valley, but since there is no other primary usage for Clayburn, which redirects to the company town article (I think it was unorganized and not part of the District of Matsqui, I'm not sure - it definitely was entirely separate from the Village of Abbotsford), and lately stripping comma-province or comma-city from unique-name articles has been going a lot lately, and that's where the redirect already goes....I'd almost move it myself today, except for that redirect in the way.....Clayburn Pottery can be a hatnote.Skookum1 (talk) 07:52, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
- See here re "Saltspring Island" (current title, also official name) and "Salt Spring Island" (most common local usage).
- Central Okanagan G, British Columbia, Central Okanagan H, British Columbia and Central Okanagan J, British Columbia should all be merged to Regional District of Central Okanagan.
- Cariboo A, British Columbia should be merged to Cariboo Regional District. see Talk:Cariboo Regional District
- Capital F, British Columbia, Capital G, British Columbia and Juan de Fuca Electoral Area should all be merged to Capital Regional District.
- Nanaimo A, British Columbia and Nanaimo G, British Columbia mergeto Regional District of Nanaimo.
- Cowichan Valley B, British Columbia mergeto Cowichan Valley Regional District, See Talk:Cowichan Valley Regional District
- Comox Valley B, British Columbia and Comox Valley C, British Columbia mergeto Comox Valley Regional District.
- Peace River C, British Columbia and Peace River D, British Columbia. See Talk:Peace River Regional District.
- Columbia-Shuswap C, British Columbia and Columbia-Shuswap D, British Columbia. See Talk:Columbia–Shuswap_Regional_District#Merge_Electoral_Area_C_and_D_articles
- Gitlakdamix, British Columbia → New Aiyansh. New Aiyansh is the official community name, Gitlakdamix is the name of the people/band and is not in BCGNIS. NB New Aiyansh and Aiyansh placenames are at the same location, but New Aiyansh is the more current/common.
- All articles in Category:Regional district electoral areas in British Columbia have been tagged for merge to their parent RDs.
- Someone (Bearcat?) objected that since all of these are census subdivisions, then they get to have separate articles. But they're not the same thing as the census subdivision; the latter designation is coterminous with them, but they're not the same thing/function. if e.g. "Central Okanagan H" continues to exist, it should be stated as being a census subdivision which follows the boundaries of the EA; but it's not the same thing, nor has anything to do (other than those boundaries) with the function; one is a federal subdivision, the other is a provincial; that they share the same boundary does NOT mean they are the same thing. Problem with EA articles is people treat them like they're community or region articles, which they shouldn't be.
- Beaver Lake Cree Nation has a huge clutter problem from "harv" templates not being properly placed in ref tags. This is what I've done so far but there's more, and I'm tired of it. Why was this done this way and by whom?`
- Das Echo - didn't tag it yet, but needs cleanup for refimprove and also clumsy language, evidently German idioms translated straight across; I'm wondering if it's an adaptation of the German Wikipedia article, though I haven't looked at that yet and my German's not good enough to analyze it that way. Has a bit of POV and peacock in it too.
- Tara Teng - grossly overwritten and UNDUE, promotional, peacock, trivia and more; removing Crime, Sex Worker and other extraneous wikiprojects. Very much a "fan" article by its principal author.
- W. Brett Wilson - lots of inline external links, "inappropriate tone" template dating from Feb 2011, should be gone over for peacock, POV, etc.
- Potlatch Ban - I've created the missing Potlatch Law, Anti-Potlatch Law...Reason this is here is that it's just a start, and there are a-stylistic caps and other issues, including no mention of the 1922 revisions to the law which made it more severe. Athabaskan Potlatch is a newer article, something of a POV fork (though OMR who created the first one admits it's mostly Kwakwaka'wakw in information; potlatching in different peoples was different, especially in the Interior), and full of bad geography/history but earnest, also in need of cleanup; both need expansion and more citations/further reading. Placed IPNA and WPCAN templates, high importance on the first WP, mid on WPCAN, and history/politics/bc switches. It's also an orphan, with only two or three articles linking to it, yet I know it's mentioned in other aboriginal history politics articles, just not linked there.
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/Vital Canadian articles - Looking for a project? Notwithstanding the importance of the subjects, many of the articles on this list are in dire need of improvement.
- Television in Canada looks like it may need a lot of work. Although I haven't read the whole article, so I don't know if it even deserves all those maintenance tags, but there's a lot of them. Anti-Quebec sentiment is pretty tagged-up as well. -- œ™ 18:51, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
List of crossings of the Richelieu River - needs a table expert to repair some misalignment.
- Fixed. Bouchecl (talk) 23:43, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
- EAT! Vancouver - food promo, maybe legit festival, but needs cleanup, de-spamming, de-brochuring.Skookum1 (talk) 06:10, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
- Stubbed it, as it was all adcopy sourced to the website. The Interior (Talk) 19:47, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
- Hataw Pinoy Philippine Summer Festival - needs cleanup, de-peacocking.Skookum1 (talk) 06:10, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
- Downtown Eastside - has cleanup tag already; rambling, mixed content, "article bloat", and the "organizations" section though in text comes off like a directory/commentary....and Chinatown/Gastown/Japantown content is jumbled up with content on what the common usage of the term means (vs. the city designation, which isn't just Hastings). Needs a chainsaw and de-directoryfying.Skookum1 (talk) 08:04, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
- East Vancouver - added cleanup tag .... lots of uncited claims/statements, jumbled logic, unlinked linkables, rambling content, needs some de-POVing/editorializing.Skookum1 (talk) 02:07, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
- I made some expansions this morning by copying over material and refs from Wilson's article; issue remains whether it should be "Judi Tyabji" or by her current married name "Judi Tyabji Wilson"....still needs improvements, see talkpage.Skookum1 (talk) 20:43, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
- Articles in Category:Nuu-chah-nulth need cleanup after non-MOS expansion.
- Dockside Green - sustainable development in Victoria, needs a lot of work. Sources have been identified on the talk page, but have not been implemented in the article. See Talk:Dockside Green.
Canadian cuisine - I just added this WP and WP:Food, which weren't there; the article is a mess, mostly uncited too. : Fixed Jeanpetr (talk) 16:38, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
- Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board/Cities - Per WP:NC, an incomplete review of which cities in Canada do or don't merit moves to their undisambiguated city names.
- Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board/Missing municipalities - A list of incorporated municipalities in Canada which do not currently have articles. Note that at the present time, this project is only for incorporated municipalities, not unincorporated communities or neighbourhoods.
- Category:Canada articles missing geocoordinate data - Follow the instructions at Template:Coord to add co-ordinates to these articles.
- Category:Unassessed Canada-related articles contains unassessed articles which should be updated with valid entries for class and importance parameters on the talk page WikiProject header.
- I've updated the how to fix backlog banner to point to the Canadian /Assessment page not the WP Assessment. Also added the assessbacklog banner for those interested in this part of the cleanup and for the Walterbot cleanup list. Argolin (talk) 01:00, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
- List of city nicknames in Canada – This list needs serious cleanup. In particular, references based on reliable sources (not user-generated media such as blogs, forums, tweets, etc.) for the hundreds of nicknames are required, as well as weeding out editor-derived/questionable nicknames from the genuine nicknames of widespread usage. I've cleaned up the Alberta section, and am looking to the members of the Canadian WikiProject to help out with the rest. I'll post requests for help on the provincial/territorial WikiProjects as well. Thanks, Hwy43 (talk) 07:20, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Please add new requests to the top of the list. Please keep debates on the relevant talk page, and only use this section for a concise neutral description of the issue.
- Unsure whether to RM or not to RM at Talk:Beaver Lake Cree Nation.Skookum1 (talk) 02:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
- see Talk:Nuxalk_Nation#Nuxalk_art_site_ref. Skookum1 (talk) 05:23, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
- Talk:Straumfjörð has major OR and SYNTH problems and is really an ESSAY built on one word. It is someone's compilation of theories and full of rhetorical speculating....its author is apparently now using IP addresses to work on it, to avoid WP:OWN....Skookum1 (talk) 16:55, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
- See Talk:Alexis Indian Reserve 133#Alexis, Alberta - redirect it here? re localities and IRs with same names/contexts.Skookum1 (talk) 02:19, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
- Stave Falls Dam and Powerhouse. There's two dams, the other being the Blind Slough Dam. See Talk:Stave Falls Dam and Powerhouse#name issue.3B_suggested RM or reasons for one on that and related issues.Skookum1 (talk) 17:47, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
- Edit War over pronunciation of Abbotsford, British Columbia, from a persistent IP user/ I've reverted at least twice, Emarsee once, TBrandley once. See []. Either semi-protect the page or block him, this is past WP:BITE niceties now......Skookum1 (talk) 14:36, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
- This will probably need and official RfC that will decide, if there are RS, that both are in use.--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:43, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
- Fred Quilt redirects to Fred Quilt inquiry, and needs improvement and expansion; this was a seminal case/murder, 1971, that touched off the native civil rights/political revival; seems to me the inquiry should be a section within a retitled Fred Quilt title; and if it's titled "inquiry" it should be "Inquiry" unless there's a formal name for the inquiry i.e. that of the appointed judge/examiner. Quilt was a political leader of the Tsilhqot'in, also an elder; how much pre-case bio there is I don't know, it may be the inquiry is the main focus available.Skookum1 (talk) 16:31, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
- POV edits/removals of cited material by IP user on British Columbia Liberal Party. Please see my comments on Talk:British Columbia Liberal Party as to why I don't want to get involved, but I hope others will start keeping a close eye on this article, which regular tries at changing it in a POV/party-COI manner are very very common.Skookum1 (talk) 08:44, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
- Just to note that after another attempt to fiddle with cites and content on this page by obviously partisan IP users/SPAs, I've decided to de-watchlist it to save myself further grief, and any more accussations/hounding by said partisans. All I can say is this doesn't happen on NDP or Green or (much) on national Liberal Party pages. I de-watchlisted the Stephen Harper article long ago, and have done the same with Christy Clark and Adrian Dix. I don't need to be made a scapegoat/whipping post again, but I hope other experienced, conscientious editors keep an eye on all these articles and be very mindful of deceptive cites and POV citations, and deletions of cited content.Skookum1 (talk) 15:31, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
- POV tag removed because no discussion since 2008 (when it was me who placed the tag) on Bear Mountain (resort).....I would have thought it clear that since the article's content is entirely material critical of the resort, with "citation needed" tags, and more of those needed, that the anti-resort bias of the content was sufficient explanation by itself. Definitely NPOV in its current format, I'm too backed up with other stuff to bother reverting it, and I'm not pro-development myself, but this article, if it were about a living person, would be definitely beyond the pale of what's expected for fair, unbiased content in Wikipedia.Skookum1 (talk) 16:50, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
- Talk:The_Vinyl_Cafe#Suggestion_for_the_format_of_this_article - is there a standard WP format for radio shows? If not, is the one proposed appropriate?
- Talk:Territorial_evolution_of_Canada#Change_of_name_for_Newfoundland - should Newfoundland's change of name be included as a territorial change in Canada? Ground Zero | t 08:17, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
- Placed notability template on Five Stones Church, which just got added to the New Westminster article. Tag has since been removed by the author (Neelix) then restored by me, plus the advertising tag; UNDUE is also an issue, same as with the following item, also created by Neelix, who deleted the notability tag there, which I have similarly restored plus added the advertising tag.Skookum1 (talk) 15:53, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
- Placed notability template on Heritage Grill, which just got added to the New Westminster article by the same user. See main dicussion board.Skookum1 (talk) 15:38, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
- I'm gonna withdraw from Talk:Canada#Culture_section_and_strict_gun_control but I feel strongly this SPA should be taken to ANI for NPOV personal attack and blogging and WP:SOAP. I've got too much to do today; and I rarely complain about someone else's conduct to an ANI, this is way out of line though and far beyond the minor template issue in my previous whine. This guy is disruptive and accusatory and clearly has an agenda.Skookum1 (talk) 06:39, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Requests for images
General requests for images: Wikipedia requested photographs in Canada
Requests for articles
- See Talk:Tree_hollow#Hollow_Tree.2C_Stanley_Park.
- Independent_Power_Producer#Canada - just found this, and removing some industry p.r./govt spin. See my edit comment here. I'll make further comments and supply more information and cites on the talkpage when I get a chance.Skookum1 (talk) 07:08, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
- List of rivers of British Columbia - has LOTS of redlinks for important (and not-so-important) rivers in need of at least stubs.Skookum1 (talk) 18:22, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
- Blood Alley (Vancouver) - not sure about that dab format...see Talk:Blood_Alley#Another_Blood_Alley_in_Vancouver.Skookum1 (talk) 23:11, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
- Canoe Lake, Ontario: Currently a redirect to dab at Canoe Lake (Ontario). The article requested refers to the community situated on Canoe Lake (Nipissing District, Ontario). -M.Nelson (talk) 04:56, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
- Bataille de Quebec
- Sea-Doo -- one of the major PWC brands in the world
- That bluelink turns out to be a redirect to Sea-Doo Xp, which is the model from 1989 onwards; there's a See-Doo link there but it just redirects back on itself, no WikiProject templates so far, I'm uncertain if WikiProject Canada belongs on it, though it is a Bombardier product.Skookum1 (talk) 07:12, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
- Peer education in Canada - the request for input and discussion on this is to begin to foster interest in the development of real resources with respect to education related to peer work.
- Norman Morrison (ship) - needs an article; figures prominently in early BC history as the mail ship from the UK and also, I think, the one that brought the first load of wives-to-be-married in the days when BC society was extremely "homosocial" (8:1 or 10:1 male:female within the non-native population). This would also be a collaboration with WP Australia, where the same vessel was one of the main ships for immigration; if you google ""Norman Morrison" ship" that's what mostly will come up. The existing Norman Morrison article is about a US journalist of note.
Requests for Assessment