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QUESNELCUPE BC president Barry ONeill, continuing a provincial tour in the North, will attend a Quesnel municipal council meeting on Monday (February 28) to promote the City Watch program for the Northern community.

The program, which has proven successful in several B.C. municipalities, is a joint effort of labour, civic officials and local police to reduce crime rates by providing extra eyes and ears for the community. Under the program, municipal workers are trained to recognize potential criminal activity and report suspicious behaviour.

City Watch has already been launched in Victoria, Ladysmith, Chilliwack and the district of Kent, Langley township, Kamloops and Prince George. Training begins next month for a City Watch program in Burnaby.

ONeills presentation to council will focus on how the program works and the successes so far.

  • WHEN: Monday, February 28, 2005, 7pm.
  • WHERE: Quesnel City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street - Quesnel, B.C.

Dan Gawthrop, CUPE Communications, 604-999-6132 (cell) or 604-291-1940.