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Nanaimo cops ticket kids

Sometimes getting a ticket is a good thing.

Nanaimo Mounties will be ticketing youth this summer to give a little extra recognition and reinforcement for showing positive behaviour, leadership skills and good work ethic.

Instead of a fine, the tickets entitle them to three free admissions to swim, skate and gym sessions at Nanaimo’s recreation facilities.

The program is a way to break down barriers between youth and police and provides an opportunity for some youth who cannot afford recreation activities.

“This has been launched a number of times in Nanaimo, always with positive results,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “It’s a great way to reach out to youth and have a positive interaction with them and leaves them with a lasting positive impression.”

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