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Public Safety Meeting Results

Tuesday night a public meeting was held at the legion hall to discuss what we as a community could do in regards to public safety.   
 
The meeting was chaired by Mayor Jim Scott, and presents were a number of the members of town council, MLA Amanda Lathlin and members of the local RCMP detachment.
 
There has been an increasing number of acts of vandalism in The Pas and OCN, and one of the ideas discussed was in regards to enforcement of the curfew by law.
 
Mayor Jim Scott said one thing that won't work is the enforcement of the curfew by law. That a curfew by law had been already challenged in the courts by the City of Thompson and was thrown out because it is against the charter of rights to tell someone where they can go, what they can do and what time they can do it so is not enforceable.
 
Mayor Scott added that writing a new by law is being worked on by the communities.
 
Another topic of discussion was about what could be done to initiate much needed changes to Oscar's Place, the local homeless shelter.
 
MLA Amanda Lathlin responded by saying that the a committee needed to be formed,  and work with the regional health authority to address the concerns.  She also said she would l ensure that the communities concerns and issues are heard, not ignored and addressed and that she is working with the director to restore Oscar's Place to a 24 hour center.

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