Above and Beyond

Posted Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Above and Beyond Social lost woods (002)The lush trees, scattered wildflowers, and diverse wildlife make the Dryden Tract Trail a favourite escape for people looking to enjoy a quiet, leisurely walk or hike.
But what started out as a peaceful walk surrounded by nature, soon turned to fear for one local woman. She had set out on the trail with her dogs when she suddenly found herself standing in a large wooded area, unsure of where she was or how she could get out.
“I was so scared,” she said. “I...

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Posted Monday, 01 April, 2019

Above and Beyond Social RunningThey knew what they were doing was a good thing – a great thing, in fact.
But when they received a letter praising them for helping out a young girl, the organizers of Girls Can Run Group knew they were truly on to something special.
“The letter was from a woman whose granddaughter suffers from anxiety,” explained WRPS Constable Graham Hawkins. “She wrote that ‘the running program was an outlet for her (granddaughter) to build confidence and...

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Posted Friday, 08 February, 2019

aboveandbeyondmurrayWhen asked why he enjoys being a police officer, Detective Constable Jason Murray doesn’t hesitate.
“I want to help my community,” he says.
“I want to help administer justice and provide support to victims of crime.”
Recently, Constable Murray was awarded for doing just that.
During a banquet in Mississauga, the 12-year-member was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators...

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Posted Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

pound dog 1 As police officers, Kim Spitzig and Jarett Luke dedicate themselves every day to keeping people safe.
They also dedicate themselves to keeping animals safe.
Constable Spitzig and Constable Luke run Pound Dog Rescue , an organization that rescues, rehabilitates and finds loving homes for abandoned and surrendered dogs. They have been running the non-profit, volunteer-run organization since 2012.
“I have always been an animal lover and have always known I...

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