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Cold Lake businesses rallying to combat crime at city council on Tuesday

Businesses in Cold Lake are feeling threatened by the break and enters happening in the city and some are planning on taking action.

Employees or business owners from at least 15 Cold Lake businesses are heading to city council on Tuesday for a delegation asking for something to be done about crime.

Best Western Quality Inn, The Cooperators Insurance, TD Bank, Polished Pumpkins, Sobey’s Liquor, Coldwell Banker Realty Executives, CIBC, Extra Foods, Furniture Galaxy, Sugar Wings, Red Rooster, Mach 1, Bordeleau Cabintry, Lakeland Credit Union, and Citizens on Patrol are some of the representatives.

Eleanor Evans, owner of Bliss Lingerie, had her store broken into on Dec. 30, which will cost her roughly around $25,000, she said.

When thieves tried to break-in again earlier this week, she said she had enough.

“I’ve had a business in Cold Lake for 35 years and things have gotten so bad that I just lost it and decided something definitely needs to be done,” said Evans.

The businesses are set to ask the city for increased safety measures to combat the problem.

“We’ve had enough.”

City council meets at 6:00pm on Tuesday at City Hall.