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Downtown Community Safety Hub gets $1.9M in funding

The federal and provincial governments provided the funding to support the City of Prince George's downtown initiative
Community Safety Hub
The downtown Community Safety Hub is seen in an undated City of Prince George handout photo.

The B.C. and federal government announced $1.9 million in funding for the city’s Community Safety Hub initiative last week, according to a statement issued by the City of Prince George.

The Community Safety Hub, which opened at Second Avenue and George Street in April, serves a base for RCMP, bylaw officers, Northern Health, BC Housing, Downtown Prince George, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre and Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction staff working downtown. 

“As the City continues to implement the activities associated with this funding, the Community Safety Hub will continue to operate as a centre for downtown health and safety service coordination,” the city statement said.

The funding will support increased RCMP patrols downtown, enhanced security at civic facilities and parkades, the creation of a min-transfer station for garbage collected by city staff, enhanced cleaning services, renovations and additional staffing at the hub itself, and the creation of a drop-in service centre for the homeless.

The Community Safety Hub is not open to the public. Residents should either call 911 in the case of an emergency, or 311 to request a call for service from city bylaw staff.

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