Nelson is no different than any other place in regards to the sex and drug issue amongst minors.
I remember seeing this group of young girls out for the night and reported it too. Nothing anyone can do until the crime takes place; no preventative measures of having night vigilantism and yet, I have never seen any good come from drugs and alcohol and question why alcohol is legal and why the police do not go after the cocaine dealers.
As a young girl growing up in Nelson in the 1950s and ‘60s it was no different than today. The only difference was in how you raised your children. Do you parents really give your children what they need, or are you leaving it to the government system to educate them? Well then!
I was fortunate to have parents that really cared enough to keep me busy in extra activities that were enhancing my self-esteem: ballet, piano, acting, skiing, hiking, sculpting, weaving… a wonderful Kootenay School of Arts at that time was a vocational summer school.
By the time I was 18 I had already traveled to Europe and experienced the real vogue of life. I was on my way out of the Kootenays to follow my passion in the big world out there.
Dressing to look smart builds self-esteem… not what I see today with most young girls that dress up like Playboy bunnies to roam the streets… sooooo! What do you expect? Permissible tom boys?