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Letter to the editor: Visit the north before drafting prolific offenders report

I believe it is extremely important that this small investigative group demonstrate good faith towards smaller northern communities and actually visit a number of communities that have been affected.
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B.C. Attorney General David Eby.

Dear Premier Horgan and Ministers Eby and Cullen,

Here in the northwestern corner of B.C., Terrace has been subject to numerous  serious crimes in the downtown city core that have negatively affected local businesses and has destabilized our sense of place and community.  We are grateful that you have recently appointed a small group to further investigate and report back to the government on how to deal with repeat offenders.

Northern B.C. is unique because we are remote, have a very high Indigenous population, big industrial projects are currently on the go and we have very limited services that offer key support to marginalized people. I believe it is extremely important that this small investigative group demonstrate good faith towards smaller northern communities and actually visit a number of communities that have been affected. Please take us seriously in Northern B.C. and actually come and see firsthand what is going on before you draft up your report.

Charles Claus

Terrace