Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest Is Coming

Morden’s Multicultural Winterfest is Saturday, Feb 16, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at... Details Here

At the recent Morden Police Board meeting the group discussed their 2019 plans for the Police Service and the current challenges the community is facing.

Helping protect the community takes everyone says Police Chief Brad Neduzak, and the citizens of Morden are the service's eyes on the street.

"We always encourage and ask that the public call the police if they see anything suspicious . . . we can't be everywhere all the time, and we rely on the public for that information."

Information can be anonymous says Neduzak, and even if the call doesn't lead to an immediate arrest, the information is crucial in documentation, and can be used in an investigation down the road.

Methamphetamine, or more commonly known as meth has seen increased use within the region, province, and across Canada, says Neduzak and is incredibly dangerous.

"The concern first and foremost is the danger of this drug and how people react when they are on it and their unpredictable nature. Along with the safety of our officers when dealing with these individuals, or any other staff, or organizations like the Boundary Trails Health Centre, and even citizens in Morden."

According to Neduzak one of the problems with meth is its availability, meth is easy to make and relatively cheap which is why the issue can grow quite rapidly.

Neduzak says when it comes to the responsibilities of the police board, one of the largest is to guide the planning of the 2019 year and the priorities of the service.

The increasing meth issue is just one of the areas the service is looking to address, Neduzak notes the Service will be looking at creating a strategic plan to tackle the growing meth problem plaguing the city.

More Local News

Sledge Hockey Game Raises $3,200 For Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus

Monday marked the 3rd annual Sledge Hockey Fundraiser for the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba. Nancy Spenst is President of the Association, one of the event organizers, and…

Garage Fire Contained On Southview Dr. In Winkler

The Winkler Fire Department (WFD) responded to a house fire on Southview Dr. on Sunday. The alarm came in at approximately 5:00 p.m, February 17. WFD reports the fire was contained to the garage and…

Graydon Pushing For Restoration Of Constituency Name

The MLA for Emerson is not giving up in his efforts to restore the name Emerson to his constituency. The Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission has decided to rename the riding as…

Vehicle Stolen From Morden Resident's Driveway

Morden Police are investigating the report of a stolen vehicle over the long weekend. On February 17, police received a report from a victim explaining their vehicle went missing from their driveway…

Altona Woman Sets Sights On Borderland PC Nomination

A second candidate has entered the race for the Progressive Conservative nomination in the newly formed Borderland constituency. Verna Heinrichs of Altona says she would like to use her broad and…

GVSD Board Not Changing Indemnities, Despite Federal Tax Exemption Changes

Trustee indemnities for the Garden Valley School Division board will be staying the same for the time being. With zero percent increases for their staff, due to the pending provincial Bill 28 to…

MP Bergen Calls Proposed September Stat Another "Nice Gesture"

The Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar isn't sure how a day off for federal employees will benefit Canada's First Nations People. Candice Bergen is referring to the House of Commons Heritage…

Plenty of Construction This Year On Hwy 75 Near Morris

Manitoba Infrastructure has several construction projects planned this year on Highway #75 near Morris. Larry Halayko, executive director of Construction and Maintenance, says some of the work will…

Raising Funds To Revamp Green Space At Vita Health Centre

The Resource Coordinator for Services to Seniors in Vita says they are hoping to revamp the overgrown outdoor green space at the Vita and District Health Centre and make it more accessible for…

Despite Less Than Ideal Detour, Groening Pleased New PR422 Bridge Is Happening

Work is underway to build the bridge along PR 422 in the Municipality of Morris up to 2009 flood standards. Construction crews moved into the area southwest of Rosenort earlier in February and are…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login