Talking North Shore community safety

Everything from graffiti to crime on the North Shore is up for discussion at a community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

KAMLOOPS - Concerned about safety on the North Shore? The local business improvement association is hosting a session on Tuesday dealing with community safety, everything from graffiti to crime prevention.

“Community safety is an issue for everyone and we are relaunching our Community Safety Committee by having this public dialogue with business and community members,” association Executive Director Steven Puhallo said. “The North Shore has come a long way and we want to see that positive growth continue.”

Puhallo said at a recent coordinated task force meeting that commercial crime has come down over recent months but they have seen an increase in graffiti and vehicle break-ins. This is part of the reason why the group decided to relaunch the community safety committee.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9 representatives from the association, Graffiti Task Force, bylaw services, Kamloops Crime Prevention and RCMP will be on hand to talk to the community about how stay moving forward as a community.

“The North Shore is about community. And we want to hear from our businesses and our neighbours about what they see as the issues and solutions to help keep our streets safe,” Puhallo said.

The session will be held at the Holiday Inn at 675 Tranquille Rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with doors set to open at 5 p.m.

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