June 29 Community Briefs

Fraser Lake Legion for Canada Day, firearms amnesty for B.C. owners in October

Fraser Lake Legion for Canada Day

In conjunction with the Canada Day festivities, the Fraser Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 274 will be open at 5 p.m. on June 30 until 12 a.m., on July 1 until 11 p.m., and on July 2 until 11 p.m.

Supper and musical entertainment – including the ever popular Thursday Night Karaoke!

The activities are being planned as fundraisers to help keep the Legion open.

There will also be a Pancake Breakfast at the Legion from 8 to 11am on July 1.

Cost is by donation.

Please contact Cathy Harder @ 250-699-1234 for more information.


Firearms amnesty for B.C. owners in October

PENTICTON – British Columbians can unload old guns, ammunition – any unwanted firearms or weapons – and ensure they never end up in the hands of criminals during a provincewide amnesty Oct. 1-31, 2016.

The month-long amnesty will apply to any documented or undocumented firearms and other weapons – including restricted and prohibited ones – that have not been used for a criminal purpose, as well as to any amount of ammunition.

Police leaders remind interested firearms owners to call their local detachment or their department’s non-emergency line to arrange for officers to attend and retrieve the weapons. Under no circumstances should anyone deliver them to police.

Firearms and ammunition surrendered during the amnesty will be destroyed. Police also anticipate receiving tips related to other unwanted and unauthorized firearms.

In the past decade, two previous British Columbia firearms amnesties in 2006 and 2013 have yielded more than 5,000 firearms – including 900 handguns and two machine guns – plus approximately 127,500 rounds of ammunition. Among hundreds of other weapons surrendered were a rocket launcher, a military missile, historical rifles and antique bayonets.