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9.5.16

Bear Clan patrols the streets to protect the most vulnerable - Home | Unreserved | CBC Radio - "We are a community safety patrol, it's just people taking care of people. Our mandate is to to take care of our elders, our women, our children, vulnerable members of the community."

The Bear Clan was first formed in Winnipeg's North End in 1992 and after several years the volunteer safety group went on hiatus. But now, with Favel in the lead, it has returned to the streets — stronger than ever.

"In the beginning I think people thought we were nuts and they kind of stayed away from us," Favel said, smiling. He added that now people greet them, thank them and honk horns as they drive by.


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