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Businesses pushing for action on downtown crime

In the wake of Topaz Bead Gallery owner Kate Roxburgh going public with her story about being assaulted by a shoplifter, downtown businesses are banding together to push for some action on homelessness and vagrancy downtown.

A group of businesses met at the Sonar nightclub last week to push authorities for some action.

Tonight, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “Emergency Business Consultation” at the Courtyard by Marriott.

“Crime, vandalism, loitering and drug use are all-pervasive issues we want to tackle on your behalf,” reads a notice sent to Chamber members. “This engagement will include opportunities to present your ideas, open forum discussions and next steps the Chamber would like to take on your behalf.”

The evening gets underway at 6 p.m. with a brainstorming session followed by an open discussion at 7 p.m.

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