At the request of the Women’s Safe Haven Mayor Cal Huntley officially declared November as Domestic Violence Prevention Month referring to the immediate and long term consequences of Domestic Violence. Councillor Colleen Arnold referred to a news release from the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters drawing attention to the recent death in Winnipeg of three year old Hunter Straight-Smith who died from injuries allegedly inflicted by the moms ex-boyfriend only to cause pain to his mother in retaliation for her standing up to her ex-boyfriend noting the need to raise awareness that this is Domestic Violence at its worst.
Council received a request from three citizens to re-open the issue of developing a dog park. They suggested the best location would be the track on Boam Street which can be developed for walking as well as other activities. The letter was referred Social, Community and Recreation Services as was a suggestion that the city consider a weekly recycling pick up service similar to Denare Beach where the 60 dollar yearly fee is charged to utility bills.
And Ross Street hill should be open to traffic Friday.