RCMP and the HV-GB Crime Prevention Committee partner are teaming up for the second year to conduct 'Project Parking Lot.'
Project Parking Lot 2014 will take place Friday, Sept. 26.
The initiative involves members of the local Crime Prevention Committee putting on reflective vests and partnering with RCMP officers to attend parking lots in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to check to see if people are putting themselves at risk for thefts.
RCMP officers will first be doing a quick check to see if vehicles are locked, and then looking from the outside-in to see if valuables or keys are left in view. Once a vehicle is checked a check list will be left on their windshield. All checks will be done from the outside of the vehicle by RCMP officers while members of the Crime Prevention Committee complete the check list that will be left on the vehicle.
Unfortunately, some car owners don’t realize that they are providing an opportunity for theft when they leave items in plain view inside their vehicles or leave them unlocked. This project is just a little reminder to the public of simple things that they can do to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of theft.
RCMP are hoping to find that most people take the basic precautions to prevent themselves from such thefts, and those that do and can provide registration and insurance, will get a small treat from the HV-GB Crime Prevention Committee.
For further information concerning this event, please contact Cpl. Rick…
This year’s theme, ‘Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life,’ recognizes that many teams support breastfeeding, including families, health authorities, child care providers, community facilities, employers, etc. Uniting the efforts of all of these ‘team players’ across the local or regional landscape is most certainly one way of helping our breastfeeding moms and babies achieve their breastfeeding goals.
The majority of women in Newfoundland and Labrador want to breastfeed their babies. Unfortunately, many of them experience barriers that keep them from reaching breastfeeding success. Support from team players can be provided through something as simple as a positive attitude or a word of encouragement — these small acts help to achieve a strong public image that breastfeeding is a priority in our community. It is our responsibility as a broader community to support these women and help pave the way for a healthier future for our babies, the next generation.
The focus of this year’s campaign is supporting local businesses and community organizations to establish breastfeeding-friendly public spaces. A toolkit entitled ‘Make Breastfeeding Your Business, Newfoundland and Labrador,’ has been developed to assist businesses and organizations to become breastfeeding-friendly. The Baby-Friendly Council of NL works closely with regional health authorities and community partners in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.
Take the example of a mom who would like to have lunch to catch up with friends. If she is breastfeeding, instead of having to rely on a babysitter and worry that her baby may be hungry while she is away,…
A member of the RCMP is under investigation after an incident outside a nightclub in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 21 a large group of people outside of Maxwell’s on Hamilton River Road were reported to be fighting in the parking lot.
S/Sgt. Don Rogers of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP detachment confirmed a member was involved in the incident.
“This member is currently posted in a federal section (of the RCMP) and is not a member working out of our detachment,” said Rogers, explaining the member is temporarily working out of Goose Bay.
“He is not a uniformed member you would see on the street.”
Rogers said the incident is currently under investigation.
“We have not yet determined the full story,” he said. “We are still interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence.”