Two members of the Bear Clan Patrol just didn’t accept bravery awards for their heroic actions when they saw a fellow Winnipeg Transit passenger being threatened — they used their moment in the spotlight to encourage other heroes in society. Jonathan Meikle was awarded the Royal Canadian Humane Association’s silver medal of bravery while Matthew Shorting received the bronze medal for stepping in, scuffling with, and overpowering a knife-wielding man

Thunder Bay, On – UPDATE- We had the honour to interview James Favel, the Co-Founder of Bear Clan Patrol Incorporated. NetNewsLedger first had the opportunity to interview Mr Favel in May 2016. James who is 50 years of age was raised in the Elmwood neighbourhood of Winnipeg. He has worked as a bouncer and a truck driver. He came to revitalizing the Bear Clan Patrol after the death of Tina Fontaine. This young

The Bear Clan Patrol is known for their walking patrols, but they’re now stepping up to help the community in a new way. For the past week, the organization has also been supplying clothing and food donations to the community through their den at 584 Selkirk Ave. James Favel, the executive director, says in the past six days they’ve already helped more than 500 people. “We’re doing a sandwich station

$200,000 donation to grow mental health outreach to vulnerable people in the community WINNIPEG, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell Let’s Talk and the City of Winnipeg today announced a combined donation of $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict resolution and crime prevention for vulnerable people in the community. This new funding will help Bear Clan Patrol expand patrol coverage, grow its food distribution program and add

A new Bear Clan Patrol group has been formed at Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in response to Westman’s ongoing methamphetamine crisis. Melissa Bone, who took the lead in organizing the group, said the community held several meth awareness workshops during recent months, which made people realize the impact the drug was having on Sioux Valley. “(I) started educating myself on the dangers and uses of meth, the effects, the withdrawal

The Bear Clan has moved into a new space in Winnipeg’s North End. It is a small open area with one bathroom. Still located on Selkirk Avenue, the office is so new it hasn’t been set up yet and on this night that is a good thing. It is standing room only as volunteers, a dozen media, and Grand Chief Arlen Dumas all wait for Governor General Julie Payette to

The Manitoba government is investing nearly $200,000 to provide support and assistance to the Bear Clan Patrol’s community crime prevention and intervention efforts, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We understand how important the Bear Clan Patrol is to our community,” said Cullen.  “By promoting safety, offering support and providing assistance, the group helps reduce crime and keep our streets safe.” Over $126,000 is

A local military outfitter has reached out to Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol, providing a thoughtful but important donation. Urban Tactical posted on Facebook that they donated 100 pairs of Needlestick gloves to the group. “We’re happy to be able to help keep the volunteer Bear Clan Patrol members a little safer,” Urban Tactical wrote. The Bear Clan says they’ve recovered over 30,000 used needles off of Winnipeg streets this year, so far.

growing community support group is getting a space of its own. The Bear Clan Patrol is known for their efforts finding missing youth and working to keep Winnipeg streets safe. For the past four years, the group has worked out of a shared space. That will soon change. The group announced on their Facebook page they will soon move their operations to a dedicated space at 584 Selkirk Ave. in November. The