Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

On June 2 the Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a fire on the Akisqnuk First Nation where two travel trailers were intentionally set on fire.

The investigation is ongoing and a suspect has been identified.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or CrimeStoppers.

On May 30 at approximately 11:05 a.m. the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle driving into the Westland Insurance building in the 700 block of 13th Street. 

Investigation revealed an elderly driver had failed to stop while attempting to park in front of the building. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected to be a factor and no one was injured in the incident.

On Friday, May 31 at approximately 7:52 p.m. the Columbia Valley RCMP, Windermere and Radium fire departments responded to a report of several fires burning along Hwy 93/95 between Invermere and Dry Gulch. 

Upon attendance, a total of eight small fires were located along the east side anywhere from one to 10 feet from the pavement. All fires were extinguished and an extensive search did not locate anything suspicious to suggest they were set deliberately. 

If anyone witnessed the cause of the fires or has dashcam video, please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292.