Bear Clan Patrol out of hibernation, ready to keep watch over North End – CBC

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A group that used to comb the streets and protect people in downtown Winnipeg more than 20 years ago has come out of hibernation, but this time their focus is on watching over North End residents.

The Bear Clan Patrol was formed in 1992. Back then, 200 volunteers banded together to provide people living or frequenting downtown with a sense of securtity.

Thomas Prince, a patrol member between 1992 and 1997, said the group would stop fights, keep an eye on sex-trade workers and find a way to get people who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol to safety.

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