Old Massett dedication ceremony shows good relations

  • May. 24, 2006 5:00 p.m.

It was clear there are good relations between the RCMP and the people of Old Massett, as about 75 people turned out Monday for the dedication ceremony for an RCMP boat and truck.
On them were painted “K’ay ts’uu laay’, the Haida word for police, just one example of how the RCMP and Old Massett are working together.
“This is the first time that we can remember, that something like this has taken place, Chief Iljuuwaas-Reynold Russ said, while CHN vice-president Arnie Bellis said “It shows that there is an effort to work together. It’s good to see the gesture.”
RCMP Chief Superintendent Richard Bent, head of aboriginal policing in the province, attended with several other officers from off-island. He said it was an important and a special day and said “I know the work (Sgt. Vardy) and all the members here are doing is very important.”
“We have an ever-evolving relationship that must be strengthened,” Masset detachment commanding officer Sgt Vardy told the group.
Then, the name was unveiled on the two vehicles, they were blessed by Rev. Lily Bell, and the group went into the hall for lunch, and the awarding of 25 year service awards to Sgt. Vardy and Cpl. Bob Isaacs.

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