ATV firearm safety night brings out Rankin Inlet residents
RCMP gives out trigger locks, help filling out licence renewals at evening event
Community members in Rankin Inlet received new trigger locks and got help filling out licence renewal forms at a local safety event held last week.
On July 7, RCMP co-hosted an all-terrain vehicle and firearm safety event with the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet, community justice committee and Rankin Inlet bylaw enforcement staff.
The event was organized as part of an informal pre-charge alternative measures program, where 22 people had their motor vehicle tickets waived in return for attending, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Pauline Melanson.
During the event, RCMP members helped people fill out their possession and acquisition licence renewal forms and also gave out trigger locks as a firearm-safety measure.
Community justice committee board member Barbara Tartak also spoke at the event, Melanson said. The justice committee uses traditional Inuit knowledge to help victims of crimes heal, and works with offenders using restorative justice approaches.