A house labeled by area residents as a trouble spot was torn down on Thursday, in North Central Regina.
The property on Angus Street had been vacant for some time, and as Jan Morier Board Member with the White Pony Lodge said a spot their patrol team was always watching.
“We repeatedly are going to that house to keep checking on it for needles, and other drug paraphernalia that is scattered on the steps, on the deck and on the front lawn. We never go into homes or houses, but the property itself was a real hazard,” Morier said.
Morier said tearing down the building also helps the community, who struggles with many stereotypes , show Regina they are also just a neighborhood, and the crime that takes place in the area is not something that is accepted by North Central residents.
“It also rejuvenates the neighborhood and brings back hope, when they see a derelict property and a hazard to the neighborhood coming down it makes us feel that somebody is listening to us,” Morier also said.
“We’re a neighborhood and a community full of caring people and as with any city there are neighborhoods that do attract a criminal element, that is just a tiny portion of who we are in North Central and we want to make sure the rest of the city knows that,” Morier added.
The property had also been the location of numerous fires in recent years.