Tag Archives: RCMP

Emergency Preparedness Fair set to go

Emergency Preparedness and having a personal or family emergency plan will be the focus of the interactive Columbia Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair May 7 in Windermere. “The focus of the day will be on helping people prepare for an emergency, … > Read More

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Coroners confirms identity of deceased sledder

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a snowmobiling accident near Sparwood on April 21. He was Mark Wayne Paniec, aged 54, of Sparwood. Mr. Paniec was one of a party of seven … > Read More

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Keep roadside, emergency workers safe: city

Roadside maintenance workers and emergency staff are out all year round and it is important for drivers to be aware of their presence, slow down and move over to give them the space they need to be safe. The City … > Read More

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Police ask drivers to ‘please remove the shades’

Over the last several years, there has been a proliferation of motor vehicles operating in the East Kootenay with film window tint affixed to the front driver and passenger side windows. This alteration to a motor vehicle is prohibited under … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Cpl. Grant Simpson Columbia Valley RCMP responded to approximately 46 calls for service over the past week. Here are a few interesting ones. Golf pro’s gear stolen On March 5, A 30-year-old local golf pro from Fairmont Hot Springs … > Read More

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Pharmacy thief arrested with Fentanyl

On March 28, Elk Valley RCMP received a report of theft from a local pharmacy in Fernie. The police investigation had identified a suspect and also revealed that among the items stolen were eight Fentanyl patches. In the early hours … > Read More

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Cranbrook RCMP Report

The following is a synopsis of calls received by Cranbrook RCMP for the week (from 6 a.m.) March 29 to 6 a.m., April 4. The detachment received 111 calls for service throughout that period. Among the calls police handled: Two Immediate Roadside Prohibition … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Cpl. Grant Simpson Columbia Valley RCMP responded to approximately 45 calls for service over the past week. Here are a few interesting ones. Shoplifting incident resolved On March 31, at 10:03 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of … > Read More

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Extortion scams on the rise

Extortion scams occurring online are increasing. In 2013 the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received 4,307 reports with 223 of these classified as victims with a total reported dollar loss of $92,174.44. In 2014, the CAFC received 1,936 complaints related to an … > Read More

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Cranbrook RCMP Report

The following is a synopsis of calls received by Cranbrook RCMP for the week of (from 6 a.m.) March 14 to 6 a.m., March 21. The detachment received 109 calls for service throughout the week. Among the calls police handled: One Immediate Roadside … > Read More

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