News in brief

Police responded at 1 a.m. Saturday to a domestic assault and threats with a firearm.

A new scam is in town

Letters are being sent from a company claiming to do consumer efficiency testing. One pretending to be Western Union asks people to help them do a performance check on their delivery of money, sending a fake cheque from a Canadian bank and being asked to deposit it and send money to an address/person. The check is not real and the money will not be reimbursed, police said. This is another play on the Nigerian scam, Vanderhoof police noted. With this recent and foreign scams, people receive requests asking them to cash a cheque and send a portion to the person who says they can’t get their money out of the country.

 

Lighten up on the gas pedal

Several motor vehicle accidents happened last week that were caused by drivers not adjusting speed and not being careful in poor road conditions. Police are asking drivers to use extra caution as winter is not over. Weather can change hourly and road conditions are unpredictable, especially in early morning and evening.

 

i-Pod found

An i-Pod Touch was found in the snow a few months back and turned into police. It has a unique wallpaper photo, and if the owner can describe the phone and contents,  it can be  claimed at the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment.

 

Threat with a weapon

Police responded at 1 a.m. Saturday to a domestic assault and threats with a firearm. The victim was able to flee and later police were able to arrest the man who was released with a court date on condition of no contact with the victim.

DUI morning

A seatbelt check at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday found a female driver who seemed intoxicated. After giving breath samples the driver was released with a court date to appear.

Drunk and disorderly

Monday at 4:20 p.m. three males were reported drunk and trying to break windows at the Co-op mall. One adult and two youths were remanded to court.

Unlocked car

$700 cash and property were stolen from an unlocked car in Vanderhoof. Police remind people to lock cars and put belongings out of sight or in the trunk.

Big truck sideswiped

A vehicle crossed the centre line Wednesday, sideswiping a commercial truck. It was a close call with no injuries. A ticket for failing to keep right was issued.

 

 

Just Posted

The Binche Fishing Derby at Stuart Lake is fast approaching. (Binche Fishing Derby Facebook photo)
Binche shares excitement for upcoming fishing derby

“It’s more than just fishing,” says Dave Birdi

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Local youth vaccination clinics underway

Pfizer vaccine will be used

Priya Sharma. (Submitted)
Column: Why ultimatums don’t work

By Priya Sharma It is a common misconception that people can choose… Continue reading

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Bella Bella is on B.C.’s Central Coast, accessible only by air and ocean. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. provides $22 million for Heiltsuk development on Central Coast

Elders care home project, tourism, lumber mill supported

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

Most Read