Highly visible police presence raises public curiousity

If you thought you were seeing police everywhere in the Lower Similkameen last Tuesday, you were right

 

 

If you thought you were seeing police everywhere last Tuesday, you were right.

Keremeos RCMP had received numerous complaints through October of trucks using their gears to slow down when traveling on  roads in the Keremeos area.

The Commercial Vehicle Inspection team made an appearance in the Keremeos area for a few days early last week to enforce regulations on commercial trucks.

On Saturday October 7, South Okanagan Highway Patrol, the Integrated Road Safety Unit and Keremeos RCMP conducted a road safety blitz in Keremeos which resulted in numerous motor vehicle act violations including:

– four impaired drivers

– one no insurance

– one no drivers licence

– three speeding offences

– one no seatbelt

– 25 other minor motor vehicle act offences

Keremeos RCMP are reminding residents that as the Christmas season is fast approaching to make plans for a designated driver if your planning to consume alcohol.

Keremeos RCMP were called to Olalla on Tuesday, October 2, at approximately 5:45 p.m., to investigate a cougar sighting.

The cougar was observed walking along Sixth Street with what appeared to be a domestic cat in its mouth. The cougar proceeded towards the mountain but then returned several minutes later. Keremeos RCMP attended the location, however the cougar could not be located.

Detachment Commander Mike Gallagher passes on the following information regarding cougar interactions with humans:

Roaming pets are easy prey for cougars, keep them leashed or behind a fence.

Children playing outdoors should play in-groups.  Children shouldn’t be left unsupervised.

The following are guidelines in the event that you do encounter a cougar:

Stay calm and keep the cougar in view.  Pick up children immediately – children frighten easily, the noise and movements they make could provoke an attack.  Back away slowly, ensuring that the animal has a clear avenue of escape.  Make yourself look as large as possible.  Keep the cougar in front of you at all times.

Never run or turn your back on a cougar.  Sudden movement may provoke an attack.

 

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