Valemount RCMP has been cracking down on youth in the Village, youth who are doing good things, that is. As a result, one local boy has won a bike.

Sebastian Tarkanen won a mountain bike through the RCMP’s Positive Tickets for Safety program, which was sponsored by ICBC, Valemount Home Hardware, Valemount Petro Canada and the Valemount Local Action Team for Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use.

Over the summer, the RCMP were issuing “Positive Tickets for Safety” to youth, which rewarded the kids with a free slush drink at the Valemount Petro Canada.

Each ticket redeemed for a slush drink was also submitted for a draw on the mountain bike.

Valemount RCMP reported 24 per cent more tickets than last year, which it says marked an improvement in youth road safety.

The draw was held on Sept. 10, at the Petro Canada.