Realities of new OPP board yet to be seen

Carl Clutchey  Local Journalism Initiative reporter  Whether a single, consolidated police service board for rural communities outside Thunder Bay will be better, worse or more expensive than the previous arrangement remains a question mark, those affected by the decision say. “We’ll have to wait and see how it goes,” Shuniah Mayor Wendy Landry said this week. “It’s a big group that we’re with now.” Police service boards advise police forces about community needs, and what locals would like to see officers focus on. Shuniah, which is policed under contract by officers based at Thunder Bay’s Ontario Provincial Police detachment, had for many years its own police service board. But about five years ago, the province said that in parts of the province served by the OPP, it wanted to have…

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