Monday, December 17, 2007

4:30 pm, just picked up a girl in front of the Methadone Clinic at 55 Victoria. He's a regular.

Monday, December 17...3:40 pm, this black pickup with racks in the bed, picked up a working girl on Prideaux, just at Victoria Road. No plate number.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

An early Christmas present

City's anti-drug red zone grows
Lawyers request expansion of no-go area to reduce drug dealing downtownPaul Walton , Daily NewsPublished: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The success of Nanaimo's controversial red zone has resulted in it being expanded.Following the arrests of 22 people in a large drug sweep in mid-November, federal Crown lawyers began asking the courts to increase the size of the zone, after much of the undercover drug dealing was found to be on the outskirts of the Victoria Crescent area."We noticed that the action was moving up Victoria Road," said federal prosecutor Brian Jones.
The zone originally included Victoria Crescent and surrounding streets for two blocks. It is now bounded by Esplanade Street, Milton Street, Fitzwilliam and Bastion Streets and Front Street. That now takes in the Old City Quarter, Commercial Street and the Haliburton Street area north of Milton Street.Jones said the expansion is not because the drug problem is spreading to those areas, but it is being pushed there by the effectiveness of the original red zone. "According to police it's popping up all over the downtown area," he said.Randy Churchill, manager of the city's bylaws department, said though the red zone is administered by the police and courts, the city supports the idea and benefits from it."We have absolute faith in the way it's being dealt with," said Churchill. "It has a very positive effect."Jones cited a recent decision from the Court of Appeal for B.C. upholding a red zone in Victoria. The court said it is not punitive, but assists in keeping drug users from temptation as it cuts them off from easy access to their supply."It's mainly designed to help these people," said Jones.The idea has been criticized for keeping people from resources they may require in the area, but Jones said they can easily enter the zone if they have written permission from a bail or sentence supervisor.He cited the Salvation Army New Hope Centre on Nicol Street as possibly offering assistance.PWalton@nanaimodailynews.com250-729-4230

© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2007

about 5:30 p.m., dec 9 right in front of the co-op gas bar down town, a silver colored suv picked up "misty" plate #397 GEH

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

November 22(Thursday)
3:35 pm, picked up "Karen" at Selby and Hecate, near Nob Hill Park.
Dark coloured shade of green mini-van with VETERANS plates

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday, December 04. 4:45 pm

No plate number. Picking up "Amanda" on Victoria Road.

Friday, November 30, 2007


November 30, 5:20 pm, a Japanese import , right hand drive, baby blue work truck like this one....dropped off a girl on Prideaux street.
License 1705 LJ. Again, a fairly unique vehicle.


7:20 pm Black Toyota Pickup, Possibly a Tacoma picked up a girl on the corner of Victoria and Prideaux...dropped her off less than 20 minutes later on the same corner. License number 3395JV

Thursday, November 29, 2007

better late than.....

Wednesday, November 28th, 7:40 pm on Victoria Road.
Work Van.
Comfort Zone Heating and Cooling picked up a girl. A local TOLD the driver that license plates were being published but he still picked her up.


GED 666- 70's cream station wagon with fake wood panel-- Nov 29/07 @ 9:15am on Prideaux and Victoria.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday Morning 9am, Finlayson and Victoria
Gold two door sedan
884 JXE

Monday, November 26, 2007


Monday, Novermber 26.
12:30 pm. A shiny bright red full-size Dodge Pickup(like this one) with a wide white stripe up the middle of the hood, picked up a girl on Prideaux Street.
No plate number but the truck is highly recognizable...shiny, cherry red, with a big white strip up the hood.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday, November 23
3:05 pm
288 HBT

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Dark blue Town Car with Handicapped Parking Pass on rearview mirror.
Last night(Monday) around 6pm. Was also seen cruising this a.m. He is a "regular."
791 GPF

Monday, November 19, 2007


Well, at 8:30 this morning we got our first plate number after a long, glorious, (fairly)quiet weekend. 8:30 am.

White GMC full-size windows on the side panels.

0966 MG

today's news

Rally halts sex trade
Nob Hill was quiet over the weekend after neighbours protested on Friday
Martha Tropea , Daily NewsPublished: Monday, November 19, 2007
Residents hope prostitutes and johns received the message that they are not welcome in Nob Hill.
On Friday, about 125 people from the Nanaimo neighbourhood banded together to protest the recent surge in illegal sex and drugs that have infiltrated the close community in recent months.
Armed with signs and determined voices, they marched along Selby Street and Victoria Road, bringing traffic to a halt.
The rally seems to have made a difference, if only for a short time.
"The last couple nights, there were no girls on the corner," said Debra van Dyk.
But just as fast as those words left her lips, her husband spotted a suspicious car stop near their home for a possible drug deal, or to pick up a prostitute.
In the 12 years that she has lived in the area, van Dyk has been propositioned more times than she'd care to remember.
Residents know the solution doesn't hinge on one or more rallies, but rather looking to the civic leaders for affordable housing and help with homelessness and addictions.
Still, she remains hopeful their efforts won't soon be forgotten.
"I just definitely think the message had gotten out, which is what we wanted," van Dyk said.
Now neighbours want to focus their attention on bringing back some lustre to the Nob Hill area, a place van Dyk's husband Lance, believes is one of the prettiest places in Nanaimo.
He sees no reason why the beautification of the Old City Quarter shouldn't extend along Victoria Road and Albert Street.
The Nob Hill Association put together walks on selected days, to ensure neighbours maintain a visible presence on the streets.
Van Dyk said women will continue to approach prostitutes and offer them phone numbers for social service agencies such as Haven House or Samaritan House. Some residents have even gotten together and created a blog ( where licence plates and photos of johns will be posted online.
© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007


We've had a sudden downturn in John traffic. I hope it lasts. We all still have our eyes peeled though.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fair warning now....

Dear Johns:

You have had fair warning....television news and now print.
Dear John Nanaimo is up and ready.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Did you know about this?


This Friday, the 16th of Nov. 6:50 pm-7:20pm

!!!C’MON, NOBBLERS!!! And Old City Quarter Folk.

Please walk out onto the street, MEET and JOIN veteran and new neighbours/owners alike who are fed up with the constant JOHN CRUISING. Esp. on Victoria Road, 500-600 Prideaux Street, Selby Street and Robarts Street





This FRI. 6:50-7:20
Rally sites

Victoria Road at Milton Street
Victoria Road at Selby Street
Victoria Road at Robart Street
Prideaux Street at Hecate(Roundabout)

For more information, ask a neighbour.
Invite a neighbour.
Bring your friends and family. Take back your streets.
Please make a stand with your neighbours.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dear Everyone

Welcome to Dear John. We'll be up and posting real soon.
Until that time, check your rearview mirrors!