City of Kamloops to Address Concerns around Shelter at Stuart Wood School

Release date: 
November 22, 2017

City of Kamloops to Address Concerns around Shelter at Stuart Wood School
 
Kamloops, BC
– The City of Kamloops would like to acknowledge citizens’ inquiries regarding various issues surrounding the temporary emergency winter shelter at Stuart Wood School.
 
At yesterday’s Council meeting, local residents and business owners reported an increase in visible drug use, discarded needles, nuisance behaviours, and property crime since the shelter opened on November 1, 2017.
 
The City will meet with various community partners this week to discuss these concerns and develop a plan to address them. Details of this plan will be released to the public as soon as possible.
 
“We are aware of there are some challenges and we are addressing them with our community partners,” says Byron McCorkell, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director. “The City and all of our partners are committed to finding solutions to citizens’ concerns and are working collaboratively to ensure all members of our community feel safe.”
 
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Media Contact:
Byron McCorkell
Director of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
City of Kamloops