To date we are at $1,996 —$4 short of our goal. Still have lots of time to go to this website, http://mobro.co/columbiavalleyrcmp, and make a donation. The next donation/pledge puts us over our goal and one step away from my crazy motivation of colouring what hair I have left RCMP colors. Why I think of these ideas is beyond me.
Thrift store thefts
On November 23, the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a damaged fence at the Thrift Store. It appears that items left for donation are being stolen. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment. The money raised at the Thrift Store goes to our local hospital. A separate report with photo will be provided to the media.
Deer put down
Also on the 23rd, the detachment received a complaint of a severely injured deer on Merlo Road. Members attended to the scene and due to the injuries sustained to the deer it was put down by the responding member.
A citizen, while researching on Google, found what appeared to be a lending agency called Citizens Primary Lending Source. The victim contacted the numbers provided and received a contract. It was, however, requested that a sum of money be sent to this company in order to obtain a loan insurance. Money was sent but after that no contact could be made. An Internet search resulted in a number of hits of this being a scam. Please do a little homework before dealing with an unknown entity on line.
Hit and run driver found
On November 24, the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a hit and run where a 2001 Ford pick up hit a light standard in Radium at McKay and Main. Direction of travel was provided to the police who located the vehicle within five minutes of the complaint on Hwy 93/95. The 24-yearold driver from Vanderhoof displayed signs of being impaired and was given an ASD demand. The driver blew a fail. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days, his licence suspended for 90 days and was issued a ticket for fail to remain at the scene of an accident.
Woman charged with assault
On November 26, the Columbia Valley detachment members attended to a complaint of domestic abuse assault in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue. A 23-year-old male was assaulted and observed to have a number of marks on him to indicate an assault had taken place. As a result of the investigation a 20-yearold female was arrested and charged with assault. The female will be appearing in Invermere Provincial Court on February 12.
Domestic violence awareness
During the period of November 21 to December 7, a yearly a campaign goes on to bring awareness of domestic abuse to the forefront in many communities. The detachment unfortunately responds to a number of such calls. In many instances the anger that is displayed is often fueled by alcohol and drugs. Mix this with children involved in the house it becomes much more tragic. The detachment has engaged with numerous partners in the community to provide not only education and assistance to both parties but also to become more active in assisting victims of domestic violence.
The “Purple Light Campaign” is one of those initiatives taken on by concerned citizens to bring this to the attention of the community that domestic violence has no place in our community. You will observe purple lights throughout the community.
Detachment members and our community partners will continue to work and assist all involved in domestic violence. As community members you can show your support by contributing to the Purple Light Campaign when volunteers come around and also an opportunity to attend a candle light vigil on December 6 at 4:45 p.m. at the cenotaph.
Your attendance to recognize and support those in the community that are active in this cause will be appreciated. An opportunity to see my new hair style also!!!!