Drug usage is a rising problem in Canada. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (methamphetamine users) and other people around them, violent attacks (some took place inside bus shelter), some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims.
Sometimes it looks like the government and the city authorities just ignore the problem. The politicians just keep talking about how they plan to fight it, how their office will do this and that, but most of it remains just promises and no real action!
It is obviously a big deal, if we see drug addicts in daylight just on the streets of our city, at plain sight, not even hiding. As shown in the photos, a man is inside a bus shelter just does whatever he wants, doesn’t care about the people walking by and taking pictures. Anyone, including children, can see the needle and syringe, among other gross things just sitting on the bench.
This is totally unacceptable!
Downtown is the area for most drug deals and distributors, often they use bus shelter as the location of the business.
Thankfully, the notorious bus shelter at Portage Place Shopping Centre has been demolished after being a magnet for a crime for years, especially for methamphetamine dealers. The heated bus shelter at Portage Place Mall was taken down completely in July.
Winnipeg city authorities started a full-scale investigation on the city`s meth problem. More manpower and resources needed to be dedicated to the matter, our city needs to fight methamphetamine production and distribution in Winnipeg.