The Vermilion Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P) is in their 10th year and still patrolling the streets of Vermilion. On July 14 in conjunction with the Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association (ACOPA) a training session for area C.O.P groups was held at the School of Hope. Members from Vermilion, Lloydminster, Wainwright and Viking attended. The session also acted as an information session for anyone who wanted to learn about the organization.
Robert Gollan, a retired RCMP officer, i
Photo submitted Vermilion Citizens on Patrol hosted a Mental Health and PTSD Presentation at the School of Hope on October 18. Speaker, Bernie VanTighem shared life experiences of his past trauma, the stigma around mental health, and his ongoing recovery and living with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). According to VanTighem, who has ample work experience in fire, ambulance, and search and rescue, his journey began 30 years ago when he was called to a severely disturbin