Posted By SARAH DEETH Examiner Police Writer
City police, Parks Canada and Crime Stoppers are teaming up to put a stop to a problem before it starts.
Representatives from the three groups unveiled new signage, aimed at preventing racially movitated attacks on anglers, at the Peterborough Lift Lock yesterday, along with Mike Ma, from the Community Race Relations Committee.
The sign reads “Fishing without Fear” in English, French and Chinese, and has the number for Crime Stoppers at the bottom. There are 11 signs in total.
Eight of the signs will eventually be posted along the Trent-Severn Waterway between Lock 19 at Lansdowne St. and Lock 26 in Lakefield, said Jack Alexander, director of operations for the waterway, and the three others will be posted at popular fishing spots such as the Little Lake marina and the Lakefield marina.
Alexander said police approached him and asked if he would be involved in the project.
“I said ‘absolutely, I’d love to participate.’”