Northern communities should work together to address downtown issues

To the Editor:

Frequenting the “low track” of this city on a bicycle or, God forbid, walking amongst the upgrading of the curbs, and black-top avenues, makes this guy wonder one thing: when will some action to upgrade the social aspect of Thompson be taken?

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For all the rhetoric concerning downtown, isn’t it time a resource committee is struck by not only our city government, but a broad spectrum of people representing the surrounding communities which Thompson serves every day?

Couldn’t this municipal government strike a resource council, which would work with surrounding communities to implement some strategy to deal with this exponential growth of crimes, which now include a rash of stabbings in the downtown corridor?

With a concerted effort and funding to assist people with mental health issues, and addictions problems, we could turn this “shame of the north” around, just not overnight. Could the proverbial “ostrich head” be pulled from the sand and let the healing begin?

How about it Thompson?

Angus Campbell Sr.


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