More than 1100 people signed the Safe Streets petition started by the Campbell River Downtown BIA. The organization represents business owners who have been vocal about reducing criminal activity in the Downtown core. In May 2018 the City responded by approving new funding to open a Safer Downtown Office, housing the By Law Enforcement Office with an additional bylaw officer, Foot Prints Security and a check point for the RCMP. The Office officially opened in July 2018.
More exciting news! The mural painted by Alex Witcombe, a highly regarded, local artist, is now lit thanks to the City’s Downtown Small Initiatives Progrm. The lighting not only showcases the beautiful, intricate details of the mural but also addresses safety concerns at this otherwise dark corner. Continue reading “Mural”