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SARAH DOUGHERTY: Special to The Gazette – June 21, 2002 Stephanie Arpin had a sinking feeling when she came home from work recently and found her front door unlocked. Her fear turned to anger when she realized her Montreal apartment had been ransacked. A burglar had stolen jewelry and money. Larger items were untouched. “I …

Kétra Pelletier: Courier Ahuntsic – May 1, 2001 Ce que maintient l’agent sociocommunautaire Georges Manoli Le constable Georges Manoli s’est toujours intéressé à la pré­vention des agressions. Il a mis sur pied un atelier avec simulations d’agression qui s’adressent aux femmes. Puis, on lui a demandé d’élaborer un atelier semblable touchant à la pédophilie. Après …

Jessica Howard: The Chronicle – April 25, 2001 Many students experience bully­ing at schoot but a few extreme cases have propelled the issue into the headlines in recent years. Parents may get some insight into dealing with the problem at a workshop called Don’t Bully Me! to be held Tuesday night at Allancroft School in …

Marie-France Cardinal: Ahuntsic Courrier – September 12, 1999 L’agent sociocommunautaire du pos­te de quartier 27, Georges Manoli, of­frait la chance aux femmes le mercre­di 17 novembre d’apprendre quelques trucs pour se défendreen milieu ur­bain. Georges Manoli donne ce type de conférence depuis quelques années dé­jà. Les séances de trois heures apportent les outils nécessaires aux …

Claudine Mainville – Courrier Ahuntsic – April 18, 1999 Surpris par la reponse favorable de la population du quartier, les responsables des ateliers sur la securite personnelIe, ont dli prevoir des locaux dont la capacite permettait d’accueillir 250 personnes inscrites pour la session sur la prevention des agressions sexuelles pour les enfants, et 150 personnes …

The Gazette – May 23, 1998 Breaking and entering is on the rise, as violent crimes like armed robbery and murder are de­creasing. The number of break-ins on the island of Montreal rose in 1996 and 1997, after several years of decline. There’s a similar trend across Canada. Residen­tial break-ins increased slightly in 1995 and …

FRANCOIS SENECAL-TREMBLAY JR.: Special to The Gazette – May 7, 1998 The final Street Safe Kids class ends. Diplomas are handed out to smiling children. Parents sigh in relief knowing that they can sleep in next weekend. Time for a recap. Violent criminal abductions of children by strangers make up less than one per cent …

“Don’t move!” yells a masked man as he covers your mouth, grabbing you from behind. “Give me your wallet, and don’t scream, or I swear to god I’ll kill you, bitch.” Most people, especially women, have been warned of this scenario since childhood. Fear has always loomed in our Western minds: Don’t talk to strangers …

FRANCOIS SENECAL-TREMBLAY JR. – Special to the Gazette – March 26, 1998 Merck Frosst, Pointe-Claire, Saturday: seven children between 6 and 9 are gathered, with U,eir parents. for a series of courses on streetproofmg themselves. “I had a child taken from me,” Street Safe Kids instructor Wendy Hunziker said, explaining why she is passionate about …

FRANCOIS SENECAL-TREMBLAY JR., Special to the Gazette January 29,1998 Georges Manoli, of Street Safe Kids, stood before some 50 employees of Merck Frosst Canada’s Pointe-Claire offices to give them a cold-shower lecture on pedophiles. He was invited by Linda Godin, co-ordinator of Health Services at Merck Frosst, because, as she said, “I can not think …

JONATHON GATEHOUSE: The Gazette – December 18, 1997 Pickpocketings and purse thefts show a steady rise as the holidays approach. The police have advice for harried shoppers on how to avoid becoming a victim. Christmas is the time for giving, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it easy for people to take things. …

Parents-Secours Lachenaie: d`union March 9, 1997 Le 4 mars dernier, une vingtaine de personnes assistaient à l’assemblée générale annuelle de Parents-Secours Lachenaie, à l’école Bernard-Corbin. Le conseil d’admi­nistration a présenté un bilan de ses réalisa­tions ainsi que quelques orientations pour le mandat à venir. À cet égard, monsieur Robert Dubreuil est revenu sur l’expérience des …

Ellen Teitelbaum: Suburban Special – November 26, 1996 Whether they are at the bank or walking down the street alone, senior citizens are often easy prey for thieves and pick-pockets. Prevention is as simple as increasing awareness of one’s surroundings and using “street smarts” in our daily routines. The CLSC Rene-Cassin’s University Institute of Social …

He asked for it, they gave it their best . Twenty-three women, age 14 to 60, now have a better chance fend­ing off an attacker because of a police-sponsored self-defence course they attended last week. Among the group was Chantale Bonnier, 27, daughter of Police Sergeant Pierre Bonnier. Because Chantale attended the course, she’s given …

ELENA CHERNEY – THE GAZETTE – Novenber 3, 1994 At Beaconstield’s Ecole Primaire, first and second graders waiting for their lunchtime self-defence class cao reel off the police description of the “bad guy” who tried to abduct two local schoolgirls last month. “He smells like fish and he wears a long coat,” says Lydiane, 7. …

FREDERIC SERRE and CATHY KRAWCHUK – November 2, 1994 ln 1986, Devon Rice’ s three-year-old daughter was abducted by a stranger. After a two-month­long search, the child was found alive and safe, bringing Rice’s nightmare to an end. As a result of the incident, Rice decided to fight back against crime. ln 1992, she travelled …

The Chronicle August 17, 1994 Aim is to teach students to protect themselves Forewamed is forearmed. That’s the thrust of a series of self-defence courses being offered through the YMCA Family Centre this fall. Designed for women and children, the courses aim to teach participants how to protect themselves from an attacker, explains coordinator Kelly …

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