Central Okanagan RCMP ramp up road checks

CMP would like to advise the public that we will continue to step up CounterAttack road checks throughout Kelowna over August long weekend

  • Jul. 29, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP and ICBC were at the Kelowna Yacht Club Friday raising awareness of the dangers of impaired boating and driving as they ramped up their summer CounterAttack campaign.

“RCMP would like to advise the public that we will continue to step up CounterAttack road checks throughout Kelowna and the Central Okanagan over the August long weekend,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“The public can expect to be stopped by enforcement officers, who will be searching for impaired drivers, both on the lake and on our local roadways and highways.”

Drinking and driving, whether on land or water, is illegal and punishable under the Criminal Code. It is well known that drinking and taking to the water can lead to dangerous situations. Operators are responsible for the safety of the passengers onboard their vessel and should consider other users of the waterway.

ICBC was at the dock handing out floating key chains with a reminder to secure a sober ride home after a day of imbibing on the water.


Just Posted

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

Photos: Adventuring in Stuart Park

Have you seen Friday’s edition of the Capital News? Check out the photos featured

Rutland students help less fortunate

At Rutland Senior Secondary, students are helping the homeless this holiday season

Lake Country seniors receive Christmas surprise

Hampers will be given to 20 lucky seniors in need next week

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Lind nets three in Rockets win; Dube and Foote named to Canada’s roster

Kole Lind returns from national junior camp to lead Rockets to victory in P.A.

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Annual Christmas meal held as Kelowna Gospel Mission

The meal will be held tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.

Most Read