Jun 23

SLOW DOWN AND DRIVE SAFE

Note from a Shawnigan Lake Citizen –  Truckers and oversized vehicles need to keep in mind that there is a sign for a detour on shawnigan lake Rd for an alternate route through (west side).. East side of shawnigan Lake Rd is backed up completely where the train bridge goes over the road by Recreation road cause oversized vehicles cannot go under and are being turned around

malahat accident

speeding

Jun 22

Missing HIMILAYAN NEUTERED MALE CAT Liggett Road Mill Bay

Missing CAT Himilayan June 20

Jun 20

Leave Fido (Your Dog) at Home, not in Your Vehicle

B.C. RCMP – Leave Fido at home, not in your vehicle

Leave Fido at home, not in your vehicle – Nanaimo

2016-06-08 08:44 PDT

File # 2016 Dogs left unattended in vehicles

With temperatures expected to remain in double digits for the foreseeable future, the Nanaimo RCMP wishes to advise the public on what to do if you see a dog or any animal left unattended in a parked vehicle.
We understand and appreciate how the public must feel when they see an animal left unattended in a parked vehicle. We also recognize the majority of these calls are often resolved without injury to the animal or without causing damage to the vehicle, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
Animal Control and the SPCA have no authority to remove an animal from a vehicle and will contact the RCMP if it is necessary to do so. Follow this check list before contacting any of the aforementioned agencies

  •  Is the vehicle parked in the direct sun (feel the hood), is there some shade?
  •  Are the windows down, does the animal have air flow and water?
  •  How long have you observed the animal for?
  •  How is animal behaving? (panting, lying down, barking, vomiting, etc.)
  •  Have you tried to find the owner by going to nearby stores, having the owner paged by vehicle description and plate number, inquiring with nearby pedestrians or others?

If you observe an animal that is shaking uncontrollably, appears lethargic or has lost coordination, it is most likely in distress and thus, warrants the attendance of the RCMP, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Lastly, it should be noted the City of Nanaimo has recently instituted a bylaw where if it is determined the interior temperature of the vehicle has exceeded 23 degrees Celsius and/or there is no ventilation, the operator of the vehicle could be subject to a $500 fine and their animal could be seized.
Released by

Cst. Gary O’Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo

Jun 10

CHEK NEWS – Five People Injured in a crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Mill Bay

Five people have been injured in a crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Mill Bay

Five people injured in Cowichan Valley crash

Speeding is it worth the risk to yourself and others

Jun 01

B.C.’s Distracted Drivers Penalties More Than Triple

The fine for using a phone or other hand-held electronic device while driving is jumping from $167 to $368.

distracted drivers

 

While they may be stiff, B.C.’s penalties are still not the highest in Canada. In Ontario fines range from $490 to $1,000, while in PEI they are between $500 and $1,200, according to the CAA.

 

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