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Nanaimo flagged as priority community for school-based gang prevention programs

Photo Credit: Police show off some of the guns and drugs seized at a Nanaimo home. It's believed they are linked to gang activity, which allegedly involved a Nanaimo-raised man.Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

By: Dominic Abassi

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Nanaimo has been identified as a priority community for a new program designed to keep school-aged children away from the lure of gang life.

The province this week announced a pool of $1.1-million in funding for programs in 12 priority communities. The goal is to create a wide range of initatives, including training for teachers to create a curriculum on the impacts of gang violence.

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