by ROBSON VALLEY RCMP
On November 17th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Mount Robson. The vehicle slid off the highway and needed to be towed out of the ditch. No one was injured.
On November 17th Valemount RCMP attended a collision on Hwy 5 near Cranberry Lake Road after two vehicles drove off the roadway. No one was injured and the vehicles needed to be towed out. Police remained on scene to control traffic until tow and flaggers arrived.
On November 17th Valemount RCMP attended a multiple vehicle collision on Hwy 5 near Allen Creek. A vehicle was towing another out of the ditch when another vehicle lost control and hit the tow vehicle. A semi later hit the ditch in the same location due to road conditions.
On November 18th Valemount RCMP attended a tractor trailer fire near Allen Creek after a northbound semi’s brakes apparently overheated causing a fire. The driver was able to separate the flat deck trailer and extinguish the fire after it died down. The tractor unit, trailer, and load were destroyed, but no one was injured.
On November 18th Valemount RCMP received a report of a minor collision on Hwy 5 near Lempriere. Two vehicles were stopped for another collision when a semi unit was unable to stop in time on icy roads and struck the two vehicles. No one was injured.
On November 19th Valemount RCMP received a report of a hit and run on 6th Avenue after someone had hit their trash bin and nearby light pole. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On November 19th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle tractor trailer collision on Hwy 5 near Bone Creek after a semi unit lost control on icy roads and hit the ditch and was jack-knifed across the highway blocking traffic. The driver had minor injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene and the highway was re-opened.
On November 21st Valemount RCMP were called to a tractor trailer fire on Hwy 16 near Mount Robson. The driver was able to separate the semi from the trailer. The trailer was destroyed by fire.
On November 21st a residence was vandalised on Hwy 5. Someone forced entry to a pump house, unplugged a heater, and removed heat tape from the pipes likely in hopes that they would freeze and burst. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On November 21st Valemount and McBride RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision with a moose near Terracana. The moose was killed on impact and the vehicle was not drivable and towed from the scene.
On November 21st Valemount RCMP received a report of Off-road Vehicles (ORV) being operated on the roadway near 9th Avenue. Police attended and spoke with the operators who were cooperative. Both were given warnings. Police would like to remind all ORV owners that registration and licencing is now mandatory for all ORV’s including, snowmobiles, ATV’s, and UTV’s. If insurance is purchased ORV users are permitted to cross roadways at controlled intersections, but are still not permitted to drive on them.
On November 22nd McBride RCMP attended the McBride Hotel to assist BC Ambulance after an employee fell. The female was transported to the hospital.
On November 22nd Valemount RCMP responded to a fight in progress at the Valemount Hotel. Police arrived and the offenders had already left. Witnesses at the scene advised that a drunk male was in the bar causing problems and was asked to leave. When the male retuned an altercation broke out and a fight ensued.
On November 22nd Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision on Hwy 5 near Bone Creek after a vehicle spun out and hit the ditch. Fire Rescue attended with BC Ambulance and retrieved the occupants from the vehicle who were both uninjured.
On November 22nd Valemount RCMP attended a two vehicle collision on Hwy 5 near Moonbeam Creek after a vehicle lost control and spun out on icy roads and struck a vehicle in front of it. One of the occupants was transported to Clearwater for back injuries. A second collision near Chappell Creek came in around the same time after a vehicle lost controls and spun out on icy roads.
Dec. 1st is the start of the RCMP Food Drive. Look for drop off boxes at some local businesses. There will also be a drop box located in the Valemount Detachment lobby.
On Sunday Dec. 20th the food drive concludes with a free family and community skate at Canoe Valley Rec Centre, from 2-2 pm. Drop boxes will be set up to accept non-perishable food donations, and there may be a visit from Santa! Free treats and hot chocolate on site. No tickets to buy, but everyone in attendance will be given a chance to win one of a few great door prizes. Keep an eye out starting in December for event posters around the village with further details. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and support an important cause.