The RCMP have been attempting to crack down on drug trafficking in Campbell River.
Their most recent press release states that on Thursday March 16, a cache of drugs and guns were found in a house on Ebert Road
According to Cst. Maury Tyre, Media Relations Officer for the detachment, “Police seized over $3000 in cash, 17 grams of crack cocaine, 4 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of Fentanyl, 316 Hydromorphone pills and several other prescription pills.”
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As Currents recently reported, homelessness is not just “an American thing,” or “a big-city thing,” or even “a Vancouver Island thing.” Homelessness is also here on Cortes, where a recent survey found that about 50 people rated their housing situation as “unstable,” and 11 were living rough (with no permanent shelter, in tents or other makeshift accommodation).
Although “housing” might sound like a single issue, it has has knock-on effects throughout our community.
Continue reading A New Approach to Homelessness: Housing First
Originally published on qathet Living
At the RCMP Detachment on Barnet Street, the phones ring all day and night Police officers get an average of 18 calls a day asking for service – many of them reporting new Criminal Code violations that they want addressed.
In qathet in 2021, there were 1,655 crimes reported. Many categories of crime are up over 50% in four years. They include assaults, break and enters, criminal harassment, possession of stolen property – crimes that appear in Isabelle Southcott’s main story.
Continue reading RCMP are frustrated, too
Though the City of Campbell River wants to cut $1.5 million from its budget, reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in the downtown area is still a top priority. So at their November 2nd meeting, Council set aside $25,000 from the contingency fund to start a downtown Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program.
Continue reading CPTED: reducing crime and enhancing public spaces in Campbell River