The City of Yellowknife has begun reactivating its network of public security cameras following the adoption of a policy governing their use.
That policy has now been passed by council and, as a consequence, the cameras are coming back online.
“The City can confirm that security cameras located at the Yellowknife Public Library, Fieldhouse and Multiplex were reactivated as of February 13, 2018, and additional cameras will be turned back on as soon as plans are completed,” read a statement issued by City Hall on Wednesday.
Roughly a month went by while the cameras were switched off. There is no suggestion of a rise in crime in their absence. However, if you had been planning a heist at the Fieldhouse, now is obviously not the time.
A copy of the new security camera policy can be found on the City’s website.