The RCMP officially opened a new detachment office in Moose Lake on Sept. 19.
On hand for the grand opening were members of the RCMP "D" Division detachment in Moose Lake, who welcomed Chief Supt. Scott Kolody, acting commanding officer of RCMP "D" Division; Supt. Brenda Lucki, RCMP North District commander; Chief Phillip Buck of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation; and Moose Lake Mayor Sandra Lambert.
"This new building is a symbol of the RCMP's pride in serving Manitoba's Northern communities," said Kolody, "I am grateful to the community for making us so much a part of the fabric of their lives and traditions, and I'm proud of our members for their commitment to providing quality, professional police service to this community."
The new one-storey, 400-square-metre building will accommodate six RCMP personnel. The modern office will provide an accessible community facility for RCMP to provide policing services to Mosakahiken Cree Nation, the Moose Lake Métis settlement, as well as Traders Lake and Crossing Bay, both part of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation.
The ceremony was opened with Norman and Herbert Sanderson performing a smudge, as well as drumming and singing. Students from the Mosakahiken School sang O Canada for the official flag raising, and guests were given a tour of the new detachment. Norman and Herbert Sanderson concluded the ceremony with a song and drumming.