Pro­tect­ing the town’s in­fra­struc­ture

Grand Falls-Wind­sor to up­grade sur­veil­lance sys­tems around town

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News - BY SAMAN­THA GAR­DINER

GRAND FALLS-WIND­SOR, NL – The Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor has al­lo­cated $35,000 to in­stall sur­veil­lance cam­eras at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around town.

“We’ve got a num­ber of ar­eas around town where we’d like to have se­cu­rity cam­eras,” said Mayor Barry Manuel, “ba­si­cally any fa­cil­i­ties in town where we’ve got in­fra­struc­ture we’d like to pro­tect and that there’s pub­lic us­age of.”

The Town al­ready uses se­cu­rity cam­eras in some ar­eas such as the town hall, and Joe Byrne and Wind­sor sta­di­ums, just to name a few.

Ar­eas with older sys­tems in place will un­dergo some up­grades, and new ar­eas such as Gorge Park, the skate park and play­grounds, will see new sur­veil­lance cam­eras in­stalled.

Cam­eras are in­tended to de­ter il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties, such as an in­ci­dent the town re­cently dealt with at the reg­u­lar Satur­day garbage drop-off site at Whit­more Street, off Toulette Drive.

Peo­ple were drop­ping off garbage on days other than Satur­day, leav­ing garbage out­side the gate or drop­ping off things that don’t be­long there.

The town in­stalled se­cu­rity cam­eras and sig­nage with clear in­di­ca­tion of the rules, which has de­terred these kinds of acts from hap­pen­ing.

Any­one still do­ing these things found them­selves with a ticket from the mu­nic­i­pal po­lice, who were able to catch them by view­ing the cam­era footage.

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