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COMMENTARY · 16th February 2013
Kimberley Wilson
Dear Sir;

Crime has just gotten so crazy in our town! I have been reading the Terrace newspapers and an article from the Terrace Standard called; “Teens try to burn police vehicle”. These teens are only twelve and thirteen. This is just sick!

I am very disappointed in the amount of crime in our town. Young people spitting on the Tim Horton’s windows, theft from stores, and vandalism to buildings, drinking while driving, and theft from vehicles. These are some of the events I have read in the past month.

Come on!

This is not good for any of us. The population in Terrace will decrease if people see how much crime goes on here. I know we can’t live in a perfect world, where there is no conflict or unreasonable behavior; but we should at least be able to live in a town we can all feel safe going out day or night.

A lot of these crimes seem to be alcohol related. Please stop drinking. I know it is hard, but it will make a difference in everyone’s life. I believe people being drunk are what cause a lot of crimes. They don’t even remember what they did wrong and often wake up in jail. I am not saying that everyone who drinks commits crime. I would just like to live with less conflict in our town.

It causes people so much stress when they see fights and crimes going on all around them. They feel like there is nothing they can do; but there is! You can make a difference in this world and in our society. We can have a safe, healthy environment. If we all work together and respect the people around us and the environment; it is possible.

Sincerely,

Kimberley Wilson (14)
Agreed
Comment by TLE on 18th February 2013
While certainly not solely a youth problem, I do believe the youth in this town need more to do. Boredom leads to trouble most times. Don't we have a youth center here? (In my hometown we had one which had an indoor skate park, scheduled events, and a job center to help youth fix their resumes and get jobs)

Just a thought that perhaps we should look at creating more positive things for youth to be doing instead of walking the streets causing trouble.
To my wonderful girl
Comment by Anna Dimitrov on 17th February 2013
This is great , I like all of it how its written and how you said it hope it helps the crime in this town to at least slow down.:]
Drunk Drivers
Comment by anonymous on 17th February 2013
The drunk driving is what really gets me.

Not only is it unsafe to drive sober for fear of being hit by a drunk driver. It is TOTALLY unsafe to be a pedestrian. I mean if you cant even comfortably walk the streets in your home town in the evenings because you are in fear of being run over by someone that has been drinking there is something wrong. The most common thing I see on the RCMP reports is the driving prohibitions issued. It is constant. How is it that these people, might I add aged 17-65, feel that its okay to not only put their life in jeopardy but everyone else on the road and sidewalks as well.

Dont they see the Cross at the 4 way stop in Thornhill for Laura and Renaldo that is just one constant reminder of the innocent that are so easily affected by someone elses bad decision. IT DESTROYS PEOPLES LIVES!!!! Take a cab arrange a ride have a DD.

Dont be so selfish.
Thank you Kimberley
Comment by Dr. Bruce Bidgood on 17th February 2013
We may not be able to change the behaviour of others....but it is important that we try!!!. Thank you Kim for trying to reach out to make your community a better place.