RCMP view BV Exhibition as a huge success

From the RCMP's point of view, the Bulkley VAlley Exhibition was a resounding success and are hoping the Telkwa BBQ is also a success.

  • Aug. 31, 2012 9:00 a.m.

From the RCMP’s point of view, the Bulkley VAlley Exhibition was a resounding success.

Although the Smithers detachment responded to several alcohol-related events, most were minor in nature, Sgt. Kirsten Marshall said.

The greatest success came at road checks and single vehicle stops.

Of the many road checks and vehicle stops, RCMP didn’t encounter any impaired drivers.

“This is highly unusual and hope that our increase in police presence played a role in the public making positive choices regarding drinking and driving,” Marshall said.

With the Telkwa BBQ and Centennial celebration this weekend, Marshall said the Smithers RCMP together with the Northwest Regional Traffic Services will be out in full force.

“Expect high visibility at events throughout the Telkwa area, parks and recreation sites in the form of vehicle and foot patrols, as well as road checks,” Marshall said.

The Smithers RCMP is dedicated to making this weekend safe and enjoyable for everyone and would like to remind the public not to drink and drive, ensure a licensed, designated driver is identified before the party starts.

 

Just Posted

Gryphons girls graduate as coach moves on

Bulkley Valley SD54 van der Mark on his time as coach and education administrator.

Bulkley Valley members of The North Matter rally in Houston

Pro-pipeline and resource development group driving convoy Saturday, eyes expansion across the North

Open letter from Coast Mountains School District 82 Board of Education

Board commitment to ongoing collaboration to close outcome gaps with First Nations students.

Northwest mobile unit to help those at heart of mental health, addiction crisis

Province, Northern Health unveils new unit in Terrace to bridge gaps in services

RCMP seek Smithers gas station robbery suspect

Smithers RCMP are asking the public for any information on a robbery suspect.

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Smithers spring cleaning

Ryder, 6, and Kalia, 5, Vandergaag help clean up Smithers.

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Most Read