Spreading out the responsibility to keep the community safe, District of Kitimat bylaw officer Lisa Regenwetter, Kitimat RCMP Constable Amy Cannan and Kitimat Chamber of Commerce executive director Laurel D’Andrea hit the streets to hand out ‘Who To Call When To Call’ brochures.
The brochures contain information for businesses and residents on when to call the RCMP’s emergency and non-emergency line, the bylaw department, the BC conservation officer service, and animal control.
The objective of the brochures is to give employees and residents working and living in Kitimat the necessary phone numbers they need when a situation arises or when an authoritative perspective is needed.
“The business owners and managers are not always on shift and sometimes staff don’t know who to call when situations arise, so we put this brochure together giving them access to those phone numbers,” D’Andrea said.
“Being proactive this way rather than being reactive is good because hopefully, it can keep the volume of calls to the [Kitimat RCMP] down.”
The initiative is a collaboration between the District of Kitimat, Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, and the Kitimat RCMP.
After composing a successful ‘Who To Call When To Call’ campaign during her time in Kelowna, D’Andrea brought forward the initiative to Kitimat.
The project started in January but due to covid restrictions, they weren’t able to hand the flyers out in person. Therefore, the district, the chamber, and the RCMP decided to hold off the initiative until they could meet with people face to face.