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FOR RELEASE
August 29, 2013

SCAN takes action against illegal activity in downtown Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE—The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit of the Justice department has taken action to stop illegal activity on a property in downtown Whitehorse.

“It is important that Yukoners feel safe,” Justice Minister Mike Nixon said. “We encourage individuals with concerns about illegal activities taking place in their neighbourhoods to contact the SCAN unit. SCAN is one way citizens and government can contribute to community safety.”

Following several confidential complaints from members of the community about suspicious activities, the SCAN unit conducted an extensive investigation on a property in downtown Whitehorse. The activities were occurring close to youth and children and were causing neighbours concern and fear.

The evidence gathered established a reasonable belief that illicit drugs were being sold and transferred. As a result, the tenants were evicted from the property under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act.

Individuals with concerns about illegal activities can make a complaint by phone at 867-456-SCAN (7226) or toll-free at 1-866-530-7226, or through an online complaint form. Visit www.SCANYukon.ca for more information.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Dan Cable
Communications, Justice
867-667-3508
dan.cable@gov.yk.ca


News release #13-219