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Beausejour Brokenhead River Review (Newspaper) - July 15, 1997, Beausejour, Manitoba THE BDORMEAD DIVED JUL 1 7 1997 5 NJ O xj T3 p H C 5 oo O 4 Issue 28 720 Park Manitoba July v New RCMP peace officers canvass for community WatCh Over 100 residents turn out for public meeting by Carolyn Anderson After the arrival of three new RCMP peace officers only a few weeks Beausejour has been actively canvassed and a public meeting held to discuss increas ing local participation in neighborhood community crime The three new Jennifer Carolyn Zaretski and Rhonda Loeb have actively canvassed Beausejour in hopesofincreasingthe number of community crime watch neighborhood A lot of people are very interested and believe that it is something this community Loeb said of the publics More people were surprised to find out that Beausejour has only one neighborhood with an active crime watch Weselake Drive and Oakview At the town of Beausejour council chambers on Wednes July over 100 local resi dents attended the public meet ings which featured an array of guest Owner of East man Lock and Chuck discussed different locks and bolts including costs with the crowdwhichfilled council cham bers to Beausejour and district ambulance coordinator Jay Ferens discussed safety in the the ambulance service and emergency phone numbers that should be kept on The organizer of the Weselake Drive and Oakview Cove crime Ted addressed the crowd about the relatively low maintenance a crime watch group needs to op erate compared with the benefits the neighborhood reaps from who has been ap pointed to an administrative su pervisory explained that pamphlets regarding the neighborhood watch program have been distributed doorto door throughout the The pamphlets explained the basic aspects of a community crime watch group and were dis tributed to every home within the township of Donovan We have had an excellent public response and about 40 people from neighborhoods around Beause jour have called and said they want to become involved in the 5th Street South will host a meeting July At that the peace officers will discuss ways to in itiate the program and options about how to run it in their It is an easy program to run because they can explained This can include signs at the end of the block and window decals indicating it is a community watch appoint ing neighborhood liaisons which keep in touch with street resi dents about the program and hold ing annual or biannual block parties to keep the neighborhood At the residents are also given a hand book which explains how to be preventative and how to identify signs of criminal The block meeting provides a thor ough introduction on the pro gram and offers several options continued on 2 Richard Mellen ofPetersfield gets some air time at the CFfC Raceplex on July Riders great show mud dampens race day Around the world in a weekend The 24th annual Folk Festival was no disappointment despite adverse weather and Once again fans graced the hills of Birds Hill For the Reviews Folk Festival review please see page by Mark Buss 58 drivers 15 years of age to 30 plus and in classes ranging from novice to expert found themselves registered for Sun July 13ths Canadian Mo torcycle Associations points sanctioned events but because of the tough driving many of the racers that were ex pected decided not to take We sure didnt need that four inches of rain were the first words out of Canadian Pow er Toboggan Championship president Doug Thomassons mouth as the newly formed mo tocross track just outside the CPTC oval was transformed from a well groomed course into a treacherous bog The track was in perfect shape on We were hoping for somewhere in the ball park of 120 said We got only half that The racers that did take part put on a great show for the crowd as rooster tails and muddy dismounts were the order of the By the with the hot sun slightly drying the track and the riders getting used to the those in attendance cheered at the high flying antics of the Continued on 10 REVIEW
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