Transcona to discuss crime prevention at town hall meeting

Transcona may not have the reputation for crime that saddles some other Winnipeg neighbourhoods, but that’s not stopping its residents from discussing crime and safety at a town hall meeting Monday evening.Coun. Shawn Nason told Global News his area has crime problems like anywhere else, and he wants people to have a chance to speak up about it.READ MORE: New Harbourview playground replaces former structure destroyed in 2017 arsonLike other parts of the city, he said, Transcona has been affected by the ongoing meth crisis.“To think that Transcona’s immune from…

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New Harbourview playground replaces former structure destroyed in 2017 arson

Harbourview Park is home to a new, nautical-themed play structure, which officially opened on Thursday.The Transcona park lost its original play structure in 2017 when it was destroyed by arson.Today at 10:30 a.m. the @cityofwinnipeg will live stream the grand opening of the new play structure in Harbourview Park: https://t.co/Tupdd7tvRz— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) June 27, 2019“The transformation of Harbourview Park demonstrates an understanding of local needs and aspirations keeping play at the centre of community services,” said Coun. Sherri Rollins, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community…

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Transcona councillor Shawn Nason calling for review of school zones

A city councillor is calling for Winnipeg’s public service to do a review of school zones.Coun. Shawn Nason (Transcona) told Global News Radio 680 CJOB he wants to find out if the current methods of enforcement are the best way of keeping kids safe.He said he wants the city to consider all options.“Do they need to have these flashing lights to alert you? Do they need to have these high-viz yellow signs? There are white signs. Are they lost in the noise of all the other signs?READ MORE: Winnipeg Police…

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Winnipeg Transit Plus bus repaired after photo of driver tying door closed with rope draws criticism

Winnipeg Transit Plus received some online criticism after a picture of a bus driver closing his door with rope was posted on social media.Here is my Winnipeg Transit Plus Driver tying his door shut with rope. @winnipegtransit please explain to me how that is safe or even legal. pic.twitter.com/G3L1qXacQX— Peter Tonge (@peteratonge) May 11, 2019It wasn’t just one rider who noticed the rope and was concerned about the situation.The sad state of the a Transit Plus bus…. pic.twitter.com/1OaWYa4EoO— X-Jets 2.0 (@mulvena_brad) May 11, 2019Coun. Shawn Nason saw the posts and…

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Transcona councillor wants Winnipeggers to be compassionate in extreme cold

A city councillor was in tears Wednesday when talking about Winnipeg’s vulnerable population and the extreme weather.Rookie Coun. Shawn Nason (Transcona) told 680 CJOB he was shook up when he saw a group of people getting kicked out of a fast-food restaurant into the cold.Nason said he wants to see all Winnipeggers have more compassion in these conditions.READ MORE: Winnipeg shelters team up to help the homeless amid freezing temperaturesThinking of the people outside-Please if you come across a vulnerable person who you feel may require assistance from emergency responders,…

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