Cpl. Peats is away this week and to my good fortune, I do not have a moose story to pass along to you – other than to report that within the last week there have been two motor vehicle accidents involving moose and fortunately there were no injuries to the occupants of the vehicles.

Another accident that happened early morning on October 6th by the Flatbed Creek bridge on Hwy 52E in which the driver of a pickup came down the hill, hit the icy bridge deck, lost control and rolled, ending up in the ditch. The driver sustained minor injuries. Signs are being posted warning that the bridge deck may be icy in order to get people to slow down.

For people who have house alarms – it has come to our attention that there have been occasions where alarms have failed to activate. Please check your alarms to ensure that they are in proper working order and that your alarm company is monitoring the system according to your contract.

On Friday – October 8th a female driver of a pickup was stopped on Mackenzie Way due to a burnt out headlight. During this routine stop, it was found that she did not have insurance on her vehicle and that the Validation Decal on her back license plate had been tampered with. The driver was served with a $598 ticket for No Insurance and the vehicle was towed.

The same evening, police made several liquor seizures and one seizure of drug paraphernalia from minors in the downtown area.

Throughout the year, the R.C.M.P. conducts various traffic campaigns. Sometimes these campaigns range anywhere from speeding to seatbelts to child car seats?so in case you are not aware of the dollar values?

Failing to wear seatbelt is a $109 ticket. Failing to stop at a stop sign is a $167 ticket. (Slowing down is not stopping). Speeding tickets start at $196 and go up from there.

Not only are the fines hefty, but points are also assessed against the driver?s license. So PLEASE slow down, wear your seatbelt and stop at the stop signs. We don?t enjoy giving out tickets any more than driver?s enjoy receiving them.

Cst. Beth GRAHAM Tumbler Ridge RCMP Detachment.