Quesnel RCMP investigate broad daylight robbery

Posted in Quesnel News

RCMP logoInvestigation continues into a robbery which occurred mid Thursday afternoon in downtown Quesnel.

RCMP have conducted a video canvas of nearby businesses after a 61 year old woman reported that she was pushed by a male suspect who then robbed her of an undisclosed amount of money.

Shortly after 2:00pm on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Quesnel RCMP received a report of the robbery which took place in the alley near Barlow Avenue and Reid Street.

Truck thieves arrested and released

Posted in Williams Lake

On November 22, 100 Mile RCMP received a report that a black 2004 Chevrolet pick-up had been stolen from the parking lot of the Cariboo Mall in 100 Mile House.

Close to the same time that this vehicle was being reported, Williams Lake RCMP received a report of a similar vehicle being abandoned at the 150 Mile House Husky Gas Station. Two female suspects were observed leaving the truck.

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100 Mile House RCMP weekly report

Posted in 100 Mile House News

Hundred Mile House RCMP report for the week ending November 23, 2014

On November 19, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a small passenger vehicle and a logging truck at the 17 km marker on Canim Lake Road South. The collision occurred in the middle of a corner. No one was injured in this collision but there was considerable damage to the PT Cruiser. The investigation into this collision is continuing but it appears that speed was a factor on the part of the driver of the passenger vehicle.

November 20th, Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services provided assistance to the Commercial Vehicle Inspector near Lone Butte. The male driver of an older model yellow pick-up truck had been pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt. During the investigation, it was learned that the driver was a prohibited driver and had been so for many years. The vehicle was also uninsured. The driver was issued an appearance notice for a Court date on January 13, 2015. The vehicle was towed and impounded.

Pedestrian struck on Highway 97 in Hundred Mile House

Posted in 100 Mile House News

RCMP logoOn November 22 at 3:15am, police and emergency crews from 100 Mile House were called to a serious collision on Highway 97 near the intersection of Tatton-Station Road.

A 25 year old male was believed to be walking in the middle of the north-bound lane at that location. The driver of a fully loaded transport truck was traveling north bound at a reduced rate of speed. The male was struck by the tractor unit and carried north approximately 130 feet.

The male, believed to be from Prince George, was severely injured but conscious when ambulance and rescue crews arrived on scene. He was transported to 100 Mile House Hospital, stabilized and subsequently taken Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for further treatment.

Preliminary investigation determined that, by driving below the speed limit, the transport truck driver prevented this collision from being a fatality. There are indications that the pedestrian had consumed liquor.

The investigation into the collision is continuing but no charges are being considered at this time.

100 Mile House RCMP kept busy with theft complaints

Posted in 100 Mile House News

RCMP logoSometime between Friday the 7th and Monday the 10th, unknown culprits attempted to break into four storage lockers located at Big Country Storage. Only one locker is believed to have had property stolen including a set of tires and a miter saw.

Sometime within the last two weeks, a residence on the 90 Mile Loop Road was broken into. Five non-restricted rifles were stolen from the residence along with a flat-screen TV.

Sometime overnight of November 11th, two vehicles parked outside of a business on Jens Street had an unknown quantity of fuel stolen from the gas tanks.

Sometime overnight of November 12th, a 2007 Honda ATV which was on a trailer was stolen from a business on Alder Avenue. The trailer is a 2013 Karavan flat deck trailer with BC plate number UTS16S.

If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also contact bccrimestoppers.com. Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party CrimeStoppers will pay cash for the tip.

 

International Education Week 2014

Posted in Williams Lake Human Interest

A growing number of international students are looking to learn about the benefits of learning and living in BC.

International students have found great educational opportunities in BC and, in many cases, are staying to take advantage
of the growing economy and exceptional quality of life.

Mount Polley sediment samples in Hazeltine Creek

Posted in Williams Lake News

Soil and sediment samples collected along Hazeltine Creek by Mount Polley Mining Corporation between Sept. 3 and Oct. 3, 2014, are consistent with samples taken by the Ministry of Environment on September 4, 2014.

Mount Polley Mining Corporation collected a total of 108 soil samples from 18 different locations in the spill impact area between the tailings storage facility and Quesnel Lake. Both tailings and native soils were tested at an independent lab for exceedances of the contaminated sites regulation (CSR) Urban Park Land Use standard.

Tailings samples showed exceedances for total copper and vanadium, with a single sample indicating an exceedance for total arsenic. No other metals reported in the tailings samples exceeded the CSR standards. These results are expected due to the known quality of tailings stored in the tailings storage facility when it breached.

Police arrest early morning thief in Boitanio Mall

Posted in Williams Lake News

RCMP in Williams Lake arrest guy stealing from mall at 5amOn November 20 at approximately 5:00am, the Williams Lake RCMP responded to an alarm at the Boitanio Mall where the suspect was believed to still be inside.

Officers made an immediate patrol to the mall and found one of the main doors at the front of the mall unlocked. Officers entered the mall and interrupted a male in the process leaving with bags on his back. The was in possession of several items taken from at least two stores located in the mall, and was arrested.

The 32 year old male, who is well known to police, was arrested by the officers without incident and is currently in custody.

Air Quality Advisory issued for Williams Lake

Posted in Williams Lake News

The Ministry of Environment has issued an Air Quality Advisory and open burning restrictions for Williams Lake because of high concentrations of fine particulates that are expected to persist until the weather changes.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure.

Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Open burning restrictions are now in effect for Williams Lake and surrounding areas for the next two days. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires. For more information on burning restrictions, see the section below entitled 'Mandatory Emission Reduction Actions.'

Air Quality Advisory issued for Williams Lake, November 20, 2014.

Close race for Mayor in 100 Mile House

Posted in 100 Mile House News

The preliminary results from the 2014 municipal election in 100 Mile House reveal a tight race for the position of Mayor, with incumbent Mitch Campsall receiving 295 votes and Maureen Pinkney tallying 285 votes.


Councillor Tally Summary:
David Mingo: 425
Ralph Fossum: 386
Bill Hadden: 385
Spencer Henderson: 307
Rita Giesbrecht: 231
John McCarvill: 176
Peter Reid: 143

Sam Ketcham Pool renovations approved by voters in the CRD

Posted in Williams Lake News

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, qualified electors within the Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services Area voted on the following question:  Are you in favour of the Cariboo Regional District adopting Bylaws 4906 and 4907, which will authorize the borrowing of up to $10 million over 20 years and increase the Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services annual taxation limit to a maximum of the greater of $3,500,000 or $1.98/$1,000 of assessed value of land and improvements, to provide for the upgrade and renovation of the pool and amenities at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex? (Based on 2014 assessed values, the estimated annual cost to undertake this borrowing and operate the upgraded pool translates to a residential tax rate increase of approximately $40/$100,000. The new taxation limit for recreation services of $3,500,000 translates to a residential tax rate of $148/$100,000 of the net taxable assessed value of land and improvements.)

The numbers provided below include eligible votes from the fringe areas of Electoral Areas D, E and F and do not include the numbers from the City of Williams Lake. As soon as the Williams Lake numbers are available, they will be provided.

Yes: 619
No: 330