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Saturday , 11 July 2020

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.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.