Vernon’s downtown washroom at 35th Street and Coldstream Avenue. (Morning Star - file photo)

24-7 access to downtown Vernon washrooms may be reconsidered

Vandalism, misuse behind councillor's inquiry regarding downtown portable loos

  • Jan. 11, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Vernon council may reconsider keeping portable bathrooms downtown open to the public 24-7 due to increased vandalism and inappropriate use.

“These washrooms are intended for everyone,” Coun. Dalvir Nahal said. “If they’re being misused, maybe we should reconsider them being open 24 hours a day.”

She pointed to an incident brought forward to her by a constituent claiming they had attempted to use one of the portable washrooms downtown around 7 a.m. but couldn’t get in due to one or more individuals misusing the facility.

Nahal asked staff to come back with a report complete with information regarding cleaning and security schedules.

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