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Local business supports crime prevention initiative

A local business is taking a proactive approach to fighting crime in Grande Prairie. Centre West EnviroWash and Lube will be supporting the Child and Youth Intervention Program in Grande Prairie. There will be a $5 donation from every Lube service going to the program in February. Co-owner of the business Jon Foster says he wants businesses to help each other out fighting local crime and prevent it from happening.

“Helping each other out and looking out. We are trying to do it proactively in donating to the program and helping out youth, hopefully, before they get into that type of lifestyle.”

Foster says supporting the initiative comes after their business has been targeted by crime over the last 3 months a total of six times with last month having 2 break-ins only days apart.

“Use our eyes, ears and put our voice out there to make sure everyone is aware and talks about it too. We are not the only ones. We should stick up for one another and put an end to it.”

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The Child and Youth Intervention program helps parents with knowing the situations that lead to behavior changes in children and that the behaviours aren’t just because they feel like acting out or struggling. Their programming helps to find information and resources that is most appropriate for the person’s situation. There is no age restriction for this programming. You can find more information at city of Grand Prairie’s website.

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