Columbia Valley Detachment Open House
As was done last year, Columbia Valley detachment will be hosting an open house. More information will be provided next week with full particulars — just giving everyone a heads up. The date will be May 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. The Windermere Lions Club will be hosting a barbecue and Tim Hortons will be providing treats. Further sponsors will be announced with more information to follow.
Invermere Citizens on Patrol is Needing More Volunteers
The turnout for Radium was a success and this program will get started in the near future. Invermere is looking for more volunteers for this valuable program. Think about volunteering. An information session will be organized in the near future — just planting the bug in your ear to think about it.
The Columbia Valley detachment responded to a complaint of disturbance in the parking lot of Tim Hortons. On arrival, RCMP discovered a group of people had organized a get-together over Facebook. The group was co-operative and moved after they were advised by police that the noise was disturbing residents in the area.
Const. Ralph risked life and limb to ensure the well-being of a Husky dog that was left in a vehicle at the pools in Radium. The rear windows were halfway down and although the inside of the vehicle was hot, the evaluation was that the dog was not in immediate distress. Const. Ralph observed there was a bowl in the car and reached in to unlock the car to retrieve the bowl and supply water for the dog. His thinking was either his hand would get ripped up or the dog would co-operate. Although the dog appreciated the assistance, Const. Ralph advised that the dog refused to identify himself when asked. Beyond the call of duty.
The Columbia Valley detachment received a report of an insecure residence in the 5000 block of Raven Rd. in Fairmont. A window was found broken and entry appeared to have been gained. The owner of the residence was not located at the time. It is believed that a TV may have been stolen from the residence. The investigation is continuing.
A 59-year-old male from Invermere was found intoxicated and lying down on the sidewalk in front of the local bars in town at 2:50 a.m. The male was arrested for being drunk in public and released in the morning with a ticket for being drunk in a public place.
The Columbia Valley detachment was advised of a single vehicle accident with a deer on Hwy 93/95 at 7 p.m. near Dry Gulch. The deer was killed as a result of the impact. The driver was not injured and the vehicle was able to be driven away.
The Columbia Valley detachment was advised of two stranded skiers who were stranded while on a five-day trek from Alberta to B.C. through Kootenay National Park in the area of Mount McQuade/Elk Lakes. One of the skiers had lost their skis off a cliff. Search and Rescue were contacted and it was determined that since the two hikers were not in any emergency, or lost, there was no need for immediate attendance. The experienced hikers remained at their location and Parks was able to fly in and drop off skis. The hikers were able to communicate their problem via a satellite phone. Our thanks to the Park Wardens for looking after this problem.