Crime and safety in Tyndall Park
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This article was published 29/10/2021 (465 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The issue of crime and safety has been a top issue for many here in Tyndall Park. Through emails, phone calls and on social media, I’ve been made aware of issues including ongoing substance use, car racing, harassment, break-ins, vandalism, and domestic abuse. Many of these incidents occur late at night.
I am thankful to many of you who have brought these issues to my attention, and I agree that these issues have to be addressed immediately. I share this because we have a responsibility to our community to do what we can to ensure and create a safe neighbourhood. We also have a responsibility to educate and provide services to those who may need them.
I would also like to highlight some incredibly hardworking and dedicated members of the community who are going above and beyond to ensure that Tyndall Park and the North End at large are as safe as possible. This past month, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of evenings walking with them.
One of these groups is the NorthWest Watchers, which is led by Garry Alejo and Marby Aguilar. The NorthWest Watchers patrol the Tyndall Park Area weekly in order to create a strong physical community presence.
On the evening that I joined them, we walked around Garden Grove, Tyndall Park, Stanley Knowles and down Manitoba Street for three hours. I was so pleased by the number of people who came out. From these volunteers, I learned more about the kinds of hazardous materials found in public spaces, the kinds of crime that happen in our community, and the things we could be doing to make our community safer.
The second group I had the chance to patrol with was 204 Neighbourhood Watch — we were also joined by my party leader, Dougald Lamont. Leila Castro launched 204 Neighbourhood Watch in 2017 as a patrol group modeled after the Bear Clan. In the three hours I was with the group, I learned a whole lot about how it began, the various concerns about safety in the North End, and how volunteerism can contribute significantly to our community. The group is also unique in that it has successfully expanded to include other community-driven initiatives such as blood drives, mental health awareness, poverty relief, fundraisers, educational outreach and much more.
If you are interested in volunteering, please do not hesitate to either reach out to myself or to any member of these groups directly. Volunteers are always needed, and any time you can commit would be appreciated.
I want to add that we have incredible resources here in Manitoba. If you need assistance, have questions, or know someone who may need help, please do not hesitate to use the resources below. You do not need to be in a crisis to reach out, and it is always best to ask for help when you need it:
• Emergency or crime in progress – 911;
• Police non-emergency – 204-986-6222;
• Norwest Co-op Community Food Centre – 204-391-1289;
• Klinic Crisis Line – 204-786-8686;
• North End Women’s Shelter – 204-589-7347;
• Siloam Mission – 204-956-4344;
• Harvest Manitoba – 204-982-3663;
• All Nations co-ordinated response network – 204-944-4200.
Tyndall Park constituency report
Cindy Lamoureux is the Liberal MLA for Tyndall Park.