Dozens of tickets issued in the back country

As people headed for the hills over the long weekend, so did the law, and there were a variety of charges that resulted.

Conservation officers conducted checks both on land and on water over the long weekend and issued dozens of tickets for a variety of violations.

During boat checks on Okanagan Lake alone, officers issued more than 25 tickets for such offences as fishing without a licence, having more than their quota of fish, not having an operator competency card for operating a boat, not having life jackets on board, not having a bailer and throw line, flashlight, or paddle on board or fishing with barbed hooks, reports CO field supervisor Jim Beck.

As well, he said conservation officers conducted enforcement at Forest Service Recreation sites in the Okanagan Region and in the process of protecting the natural resources of those areas, issued a variety of tickets.

These included tickets for having open liquor, for possession of narcotics, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop, driving while impaired, driving without a driver’s licence and driving without insurance.

 

jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com