Released by Cpl. Jeff Witzke 

Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment 

This past week, February through to February 12 , the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 67 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

On February 7, RCMP conducted a joint speed enforcement operation with BC Highway Patrol on Highway 93/95 ‘Radium Hill’. Thirteen vehicles were stopped for a variety of offences, where warnings or traffic tickets were issued. It has not been confirmed but the RCMP were made aware of up to four bighorn sheep have recently been struck by vehicles on or near Radium Hill.   

On Feb. 9 the RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle MVI rollover on Highway 95 near Brisco. Members attended the scene where they spoke to the lone occupant of the vehicle, who was uninjured. The driver had been travelling from the Lower mainland and suggested that he may have fallen asleep, causing him to drive off the road.

On Feb. 9, the RCMP detachment had a youth snowboard turned in, believed to have fallen out the back of a truck. If anyone had a youth snowboard go missing in the last week, please call the detachment with a description, as we might have it. 

On Feb. 10, the RCMP conducted a road safety check near 13th avenue and 14th Street. Approximately 110 vehicles were checked with three traffic tickets issued.  

On Feb. 12, the RCMP were made aware of between Thursday Feb. 9 and Saturday morning (Feb. 11) various by-election signs have been stolen or damaged. The signs were posted near Pot Hole Park, the library, the pharmacy and Community Centre. Members are still investigating this matter and encourage anyone who had any information on this matter to contact the local detachment.