Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, January 29 to February 5, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 51 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On February 2 police received a report of doors being insecure at the rear of Fairmont Shopping Plaza along Frontage Road. Officers attended and determined two doors were pried open; however, it did not appear that anything was taken. 

If anyone has information about this crime, please call the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292 or Crime Stoppers.

The Columbia Valley RCMP have received complaints of drivers not stopping for school buses when their flashing red lights are activated for a pickup or drop off of students. This has been occurring too often, especially along Toby Creek Road. As a reminder, you must stop, regardless of what direction you are travelling, when the flashing lights are activated and you must stay stopped until the lights are deactivated. Failing to do so can result in fines of $368 and three demerit points for the first offence, with escalating penalties for subsequent offences. 

Police will be increasing their patrols and utilizing bus dash cameras for issuing tickets.