Calmer Weekend for RCMP at Gimli Festival

RCMPRCMP had a safe and successful weekend patrolling the Gimli Icelandic Festival compared to last year. In 2008, a man was killed after being beaten by a mob on Centre Street.

Since then, RCMP ramped up their presence from foot patrols to bicycles. The more pro-active approach and cooler weather contributed to a less-rowdy environment.

Over the course of the weekend, 20 prisoners were held, which is a ten year low, and a significant drop from the 25 held last year.

Other numbers from the August long weekend in Gimli include:

  • 48 charges under the Highway Traffic Act, along with 17 written warnings
  • 32 charges under the Liquor Control Act
  • Seven 24 hour suspensions
  • One refuse to a Breath Demand
  • Two Impaired/Drive over 80 mgs%