Youths take village

THE YOUNG people of the Village of Gingolx (Kincolith) are preparing to “Take Back the Village” March 3.

THE YOUNG people of the Village of Gingolx (Kincolith) are preparing to “Take Back the Village” March 3.

This march takes place the same weekend as a youth basketball tournament in the community to maximize their exposure and awareness raising. Gingolx, and many other non-aboriginal communities, is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, violence and misdirected youth, said Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Donovan Tait.

“This is very much a community-led event, but one that the RCMP here is supporting 100 per cent. We will be involved at some level. It appears to shaping to be a pretty significant event,” said Tait.