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Kamloops patrol team making a difference in city's North Shore, downtown

August 23, 2018 - 3:02 PM

KAMLOOPS - With the addition of the city's Customer Care and Patrol Team to Kamloops's North Shore, numbers are looking good in terms of street problems.

According to a news release from the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, the team extended its presence to the North Shore earlier this year after a new partnership was established between Downtown Kamloops and the North Shore Business Improvement Association.

So far, members of the team have cleaned up more than 1,330 needles this year, getting close to the nearly 1,700 needles picked up during all of 2017.

But that's not all the team has done — members also made contact with citizens nearly 1,300 times so far this year, compared to 1,770 during all of last year. Members have also assisted tourists and residents on the street more than 680 times this year compared to 1,185 for all of 2017.

A few projects the team has taken the lead on include crime prevention packages for business owners, the Back Alley Art Gallery, the Adopt-a-Planter program, the cigarette recycling program, and the Visitor Information Centre.

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