Take action — call the Notre Dame Powerline
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This article was published 19/10/2022 (226 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Notre Dame families want to live in a thriving, supportive community that’s safe for all ages. That’s why community safety is top of mind for those across Notre Dame. I’ve hosted multiple meetings throughout Notre Dame including in Sargent Park, Daniel Mac and with the West Alexander Residents Association.
Since this spring, community members have raised concerns over unsafe activity in the neighbourhood. Community members have reported seeing an increase in garbage and litter build-up , as well as reported increases in theft, violent incidents, and substance abuse. I have also heard concerns about abandoned properties.
Volunteers have since taken the initiative to address these concerns through organized community-based action by creating the Notre Dame Powerline. Notre Dame has modelled this Powerline after the North Point Douglas Powerline. This original initiative was created 14 years ago by concerned community members such as Sel Burrows in order to empower our communities to make a positive change to community health and safety.
Notre Dame Powerline is volunteer-run and works in partnership with City By-law enforcement, the police community support unit and fire prevention services. Notre Dame Powerline focuses on:
1) Cleaning up garbage piles;
2) Compelling landlords to make necessary property improvements, and;
3) Working to reduce the presence and activity related to drugs in the community.
Community members can contact Notre Dame Powerline by calling or texting 204-588-7111 and report garbage, sub-standard housing conditions or illicit substance activity.
North Point Douglas’ Powerline has made a significant improvement on the health and safety of its community and, in the absence of provincial support, we hope to see the same response here.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office for more info on the Notre Dame Powerline initiative or to volunteer your time. You can call my office at 204-788-0800, reach us by email at email@example.com or come see us at 849 Notre Dame Ave. I look forward to hearing from you and collaborating on making our neighbourhood healthier.
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Malaya Marcelino is the NDP MLA for Notre Dame.