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Burnaby couple honoured with crime prevention award
A Burnaby couple has received the highest honour from B.C.'s crime fighters for their work promoting community safety since the early 1980s.
David and Mary Gates are this year's recipients of the Anthony J. Hulme Award of Distinction for their numerous volunteer efforts, including as Block Watch captains since 1982. The Hulme award recognizes a lifetime contribution to crime prevention efforts.
The couple were among 22 British Columbians, groups and programs honoured by the Ministry of Justice Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards, part of Crime Prevention Week Nov. 1-7.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton also announced that up to $1 million recovered through the civil forfeiture program will be granted to projects that address youth crime and domestic violence.