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City of Penticton taking zero tolerance approach to illegal behaviour in public spaces

Authorities break up a meth party at Okanagan Lake Park washrooms yesterday, July 4, 2018.
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July 05, 2018 - 8:21 AM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton is dropping the gloves on unacceptable behaviour in the community.

Chief administrative officer Peter Weeber says in a media release the city’s washrooms in Okanagan Lake Park sustained more than $3,000 worth of damage in late June.

Then yesterday, July 4, the same washrooms were being used for a meth party, he says.

“The city is taking a zero tolerance approach to all unacceptable behaviours and illegal activities,” Weeber says, adding it’s time to take the city back from a small group of people who are causing a high percentage of the problems.

"We encourage the community to report any activity that threatens the safety and beauty of our home,” he says.

Residents wishing to report a problem can call city bylaw services at 250-490-2440 or after hours call 250-809-4367. You can contact RCMP at 250-492-4300.

Drug use in Penticton's Okanagan Lake washrooms.
Drug use in Penticton's Okanagan Lake washrooms.
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