Nov. 18: Police and Fire Updates

Police and fire updates of the week: Remembrance day, holiday traffic enforcement, and residential wood fire.

Conducting overwatch for the protection of the Remembrance Day parade

This week, Vanderhoof’s detachment lodged 61 files and seven prisoners — numbers that had doubled at times in the past, the RCMP said.

Remembrance Day

Conducting overwatch for the protection of the Remembrance Day parade, Cpl. Wade Harvey said the role had started last year, though it was more overt this year.

All members of the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment, except for one who was on sick leave, were involved in this year’s Remembrance Day service.

Traffic: holiday and winter

As the holiday season sets in, RCMP enforcement on traffic will continue and become more visible.

In light of multiple traffic accidents due to recent weather in Prince George, the RCMP also advises drivers to prepare mentally and equipment-wise for the incoming snow.

– with files from Cpl. Wade Harvey, Vanderhoof RCMP

 

Suspected residential wood fire

On Nov. 5th, an interior fire within the residence on 360 Fourth Avenue was reported at about 4:20 p.m.

Causing $80,000 damage, no one was home at the event.

The fire was contained to the inside of the building by 18 members and three apparatuses of the Vanderhoof Fire Rescue.

Though wood burning appliances are suspected, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

– with files from Chief Ian Leslie, Vanderhoof Fire Rescue

 

Just Posted

Q & A with Rio Tinto Operations Director

Inflows between July, 2018 and June 2019 has been the second lowest since 1956

Fraser Lake business offers equine therapy to deal with life stressors

The idea is to have diverse businesses that provide more options to residents and tourists says Kim Watt-Senner

Smithers man receives two-year sentence for fatal car crash

Over a year after a fatal crash, a Smithers man has been sentenced to two years plus a day in jail.

First Nations push for massive conservation area in northern B.C.

Includes ancestral areas of three Kaska Dena First Nations, just shy of the B.C.-Yukon border

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Oil and gas sector cautious as deadline on Trans Mountain decision nears

Trudeau government expected to announce whether it will approve pipeline for second time on Tuesday

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

Most Read