Drugs and Crime Meeting (February 17, 2010)

Strathcona Community Meeting “Drugs ‘n’ Crime” Wed. Feb. 17, 2010, 7 p.m. Hellenic Church, Head Street Guests: Ehab Sefain, Pharmacist Sgt. Tina Potter, Crime Manager, West Town P.C. Steve Mahler, Crime Prevention Officer, Hamilton Police Services P.C. Rob Booker, Beat Officer, Strathcona “The Silent Killer”: Hypertension Neighbourhood pharmacist Ehab Sefain presented on hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. He discussed the following points: blood pressure is reported as two numbers, one “over” the other. The upper number records the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart pumps, the lower when the heart relaxes. The higher the numbers, the harder your heart is working and the greater your risk. normal blood pressure is 120/80. Anything over this is considered high blood pressure. more than 9 in 10 Canadians will develop hypertension. hypertension can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, dementia, kidney failure, and sexual problems. Hypertension is managed in the following ways: medication lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet (low in fat, high in vitamins and minerals, low in salt), increased exercise (30-60 mins most days of the week), quitting smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation lifestyle changes will increase the effectiveness of medication Meet our New Crime Manager, Sgt. Tina Potter About Tina Tina introduced herself to the neighbourhood. She has 20 years of experience with Hamilton Police Services, working the beat, desk, marine unit, vice & drug, HEAT, custody and most recently for two years as the Crime Manager for our neighbours to the east, North Town (North End and Sherman area). She took over from Jo-Ann Savoie as our Crime Manager in January. While Tina...

West Town Crime Stats for August 2009

Strathcona, The crime stats for the month of August, provided by Sergeant Jo-Ann Savoie, West Town Crime Manager are now posted at http://www.brianmchattie.ca/page2.php?id=46.  Scroll down to the heading “Crime Reports” and click on the West Town Crime Stats -August 2009 link. Notes from the Crime Manager: At the end of August, Division One activated the McMaster Welcome Week Operational Plan. Vice and Drugs, Emergency Response Unit, High Enforcement Action Team, Beat Officers, Core Bicycle Officers, Plain Cloths , and several Crime Managers and By-Law worked closely to set the tone for the school year. A total of 312 Provincial Offences Notices were issued. The MLE (Municipal Law Enforcement) Tracking system was a huge success and made a big difference compared to previous years. The new nuisance by-law (Urinating in a Public Place) at $260 was a shock to most students who were not aware of the hefty fine. Although noise continues to be a problem in Westdale, I have received several e-mails indicating this year appears to be “better” than previous years. The St George’s Church Memory Garden project continues! Look for the Wall of Support to be affixed to the church by the end of the month. If you have not reserved your plaque ensure you contact Joe as there are only a limited number of plates available! Graffiti update: KEENUR our prolific tagger who was arrested on 5 August still remains in custody. He has another bail hearing on September 22. Sgt. Jo-Ann Savoie #191 Division One Crime Manager WEST TOWN 155 King William St. Hamilton, ON  L8N 4C1 Work: (905) 540-5093 e-mail:...