Lock it or Lose It campaign to help keep Christmas theft free

Citizens on Patrol will check cars parked in shopping centres to ensure valuables and presents aren't left in plain sight

With the Christmas shopping season upon us Citizens on Patrol (CoP) has received help from the Campbell River Lions to deliver a timely message:

“Lock it or Lose it.”

CoP works hand in hand with the Campbell River RCMP in a community watchdog role that was made easier this week with a funding gift of $1,000 from the Lions Club.

The President of Citizens on Patrol, Wilf Gagnon, says the timely gift will help his organization focus its efforts over the holiday period on the “Lock it or Lose it” campaign.

“Nothing is more disappointing to children than to have their presents stolen from a parked unsecured family vehicle,” Gagnon says.

“What we will be doing to raise public awareness is checking vehicles in large shopping centres to ensure they are secure and free from attractive items being left in full view.”

Citizens on Patrol members will place a note under the windshield wiper blade praising owners for practicing good security measures.

Or they will leave a friendly reminder to those who are not practicing good security measures. Gagnon says:

“Our members care about our community and are only conducting this service to ensure everyone has a wonderful festive season.”

Gagnon adds that the Campbell River Lions Club has financially assisted Citizens on Patrol for many years.

“Their financial support is used for ongoing operations and is very much appreciated.”

Citizens on Patrol is a registered charity that acts as an additional set of eyes and ears for the RCMP.

Just Posted

Families learn to navigate the perils of the Internet

Speaker talks to Campbell River kids, parents about staying safe in a social media world

‘Priceless’ hat stolen from Indigenous art store in Campbell River during break-in

Ernie Smith, co-owner of Awatin Aboriginal Art, looking for help in recovering stolen hat

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

BC Hydro increasing flow down Elk Falls to assist steelhead migration and spawning

Water flows within Elk Falls Canyon are increasing today to assist steelhead… Continue reading

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

VIDEO: Massive elk herd runs across Washington State highway

Elk have been making an appearance in the Pacific Northwest

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

BREAKING: Woman, off-duty cop stabbed outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Winter storm freezes U.S., halts air travel

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of U.S.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

The incident happened in Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Most Read