‘Women and families live in constant fear’: Community of Rapid Lake has a policing problem

A social worker in the Quebec community of Rapid Lake says women and families live in constant fear because of a lack of policing. 

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A social worker in the Quebec community of Rapid Lake says women and families live in constant fear because of a lack of policing.

Located within the territory of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Rapid Lake is plagued by social issues and is facing a crisis.

The isolated community located four hours north of Montreal is struggling to get the police services it needs.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

6 thoughts on “‘Women and families live in constant fear’: Community of Rapid Lake has a policing problem

  1. It’s a shame but I have a feeling it has a lot to do with complaining about them all the time. They are just not in a hurry to show up.

  2. It’s a shame but I have a feeling it has a lot to do with complaining about them all the time. They are just not in a hurry to show up.

    1. some of us elders live in fear also, every happy day their is fights and we dont have policing because our C\C DONT GET INVOLVED to afraid of the drug dealers ,yet C\C THINK THEIR DOING A GOOD JOB THAT bs.we dont live in a remote area rcmp are 3mins away.it time that the elders take back the community waay of living with the right help and go traditional way that never failed in the past. it a shame to see our C\C SITTING INTHE BACKGROUND.when they should be adopting B.C.Rs help elder to live longer and safe

    1. some of us elders live in fear also, every happy day their is fights and we dont have policing because our CC DONT GET INVOLVED to afraid of the drug dealers ,yet CC THINK THEIR DOING A GOOD JOB THAT bs.we dont live in a remote area rcmp are 3mins away.it time that the elders take back the community waay of living with the right help and go traditional way that never failed in the past. it a shame to see our CC SITTING INTHE BACKGROUND.when they should be adopting B.C.Rs help elder to live longer and safe

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