Chilliwack RCMP urge caution during busy long weekend

Thousands of visitors will be streaming into the recreational jewel that is Chilliwack this Labour Day weekend.

City of Chilliwack webcam at the Vedder Bridge Friday afternoon.

Get ready, the Labour Day weekend is upon us.

Thousands of visitors will be streaming into the recreational jewel that is Chilliwack with its beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains.

A long weekend looming also means extra enforcement effort from local police.

“The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP, in conjunction with our partners, will be focusing on making the recreation areas and our roads safe and enjoyable for everyone,” said Const. Ashley St. Germaine.

It’s a little encouragement for the last long weekend of the 2014 summer.

“We have seen tragedies this summer and it is devastating to the families and communities,” she said.

They’re hoping a little warning and preventative messages will make people conscious about the need to make safe and wise decisions.

“We would like to have a tragedy-free weekend this Labour Day.”

Police will be patrolling forestry service roads, local lakes, and campgrounds with an emphasis on impaired driving, for which there is zero tolerance.

Speed enforcement and road blocks will be conducted throughout Upper Fraser Valley region.

Just Posted

Shelter access moving to the side of the building in Chilliwack on the heels of complaints

Renos to The Portal will see new bunk beds, indoor washrooms and a review of security and cleaniness

Drivers warn of slippery conditions on the Coquihalla

Snow is falling at the Summit of the Coquihalla

Rotarians digging in for new tree planting project

Trees will be a way to honour loved ones through Chilliwack

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

UFV bans cash after accepting 17 payments over $10k last year

Ban on cash payments follows report warning of potential money laundering through universities

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Man found dead inside Richmond business, IHIT investigating

Police believe the incident was not random

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Most Read