There has been an increase in the number of violent crimes reported in Campbell River.
According to Cst. Maury Tyre, “For the last three or four years, we have seen a general spike in ‘calls for service’ in Campbell River. One of those years actually saw roughly a 12% increase. A lot of those increases are based on things like calls for service, checking wellbeing, and things like that. But effectively, when there is an increase in calls for service, you’re also going to have an increase in violence.”
Continue reading A Policeman’s Perspective: Violent Crimes in Campbell River
The panic buying that swept throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland last week has not reached Cortes Island.
Eva, from the Gorge Harbour General store suggested that, “People on Cortes are probably better prepared.”
The only place she noticed the shortage was gasoline, because the provincial government was limiting sales to 30 litres.
Curt Cunningham, from the Squirrel Cove General Store, believes that rationing boosted his gasoline sales 50% – because most people purchased up to the limit!
Continue reading Two ferries away from Vancouver Island: No food or gas shortages on Cortes Island
Teen vandalism is getting out of hand in Campbell River
“In the last year we’ve had teens shoot out people’s windows with pellet guns, throwing rocks through windows, steal or move traffic control devices (creating very dangerous situations on the roadways), breaking fences, smashing peoples lawn lights, and spray painting and keying cars,” said RCMP Cst. Maury Tyre.
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There are isolated reports of increased violence, both physical and verbal, as a result of increased isolation during the pandemic.
Continue reading reports of increased violence during COVID