Quick Peak: Suspicious incident; Fire mitigation

Suspicious incident

Powell River RCMP said it has dealt with a complaint of possible luring on Monday, March 6, and has determined there is no threat to public safety.

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RCMP corporal Todd Woon confirmed that an individual who police wanted to speak with about a suspicious incident near Brooks Secondary School came forward the same day.

According to a police media release, a 70-year-old man driving a motorhome approached a 15-year-old female student walking on the side of the road near Timberlane Park at 12 pm.

The man offered the teen a ride; she declined, continued on her way and later reported the incident to her mother.

“He actually called us,” said Woon. “He saw the media release and contacted us. We’ve dealt with it and there’s no threat to the public.”

A media release went out to all Powell River schools and parents advising them of the incident. The release reminded students of the importance of not speaking to strangers or accepting rides from anyone they do not know.


Fire mitigation

BC Wildfire Service crews will be clearing another area of fallen branches, leaves and other materials that allow for the quick spread of wildfire.

Following a 2016 wildfire fuel management project in the Penticton trails and Millennium Park, crews will be clearing Crown land in an area above Yew Kwum Place from March 20 to 24.

The work comes as a recommendation of Powell River Regional Emergency Program’s recent community wildfire protection plan. It is intended to reduce the risk of urban, interface forest fires.

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