Notice of Motion in Castlegar Aims to Address Suspicious Fires

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A notice of motion has been issued for a future Castlegar Council Meeting that aims to address a string of suspicious fires.

The motion, announced by Mayor Maria McFaddin, describes a 240% increase in suspicious fires this year.

Four separate charges have reportedly been recommended against a suspect who is believed to be associated with more than one third of these blazes, but charges have not been approved.

The motion proposes that City Council endorse a letter to BC's Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth, as well as Attorney General Niki Sharma, to review the situation and pursue solutions.

The matter is set for consideration at the next Castlegar Council meeting, December 18th.