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Kamloops, B.C., First Nation seeks ways to avoid more alcohol-related tragedies

Kamloops, B.C., First Nation seeks ways to avoid more alcohol-related tragedies
August 13, 2012 - 12:36 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - After three alcohol-related deaths in recent weeks, a band near Kamloops, B.C., is looking for solutions.

Tk'emlups (tuh-KEM'-lups) Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson says a talking circle will be formed.

He says the gathering will give members a chance to consider the social conditions within the Tk'emlups.

Participants will also be asked to propose initiatives or offer leadership to make the community safer and more livable.

RCMP in the southern Interior say a recent stabbing death, fatal hit-and-run crash and a man killed by a train were all linked to alcohol, and all involved First Nations victims.

The talking circle is set for Thursday. (CHNL)

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