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Why recovering gangsters should keep their stories to themselves

The B.C. government has given the province's anti-gang unit money to fund presentations aimed at the province's youth. Some of those presentations are from an ex-gangster — who tells his story about why gang life is not so glamorous. But Preston Guno, who works with at-risk youth in Prince George, says it's time for a new approach.

The B.C. government has given the province's anti-gang unit $10,000 to fund presentations aimed at the province's youth. 

A portion of that money will go to an ex-gangster, to tell his story about why gang life is not so glamorous. The hope is that message will help steer another generation of young people away from the gang lifestyle.

But Preston Guno, who works with at-risk youth at Carrier Sekani Family Services in Prince George, says it's time for a new approach.

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