Services report: Multiple accidents result in fatalities

Golden-Field RCMP

On July 30, the Golden-Field RCMP was advised that search and rescue was required for an overdue hiker.

Police notified Golden & District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) who worked on locating the male, before being notified that the male made contact with friends and was not in need of emergency assistance. GADSAR was updated and stood down.

“This is an excellent outcome,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. “We would like to thank GADSAR for their efforts on this file and remind those travelling in the backcountry to be prepared should they need to stay overnight or call for help.”

On August 2, the Golden-Field RCMP along with RCMP Traffic Services responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Field.

One female, believed to be from Kelowna, was reported deceased.

At this time police can confirm that one female is deceased. Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision along with the BC Coroner’s Service. No further information is available at this time.

On August 3, the Golden-Field RCMP and RCMP Traffic Services responded to a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Field.

At this time police can confirm that one female, believed to be from Chestermere, AB, is deceased.

One person was seriously injured and was transported by Air Ambulance to a hospital in Calgary.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision along with the BC Coroner’s Service.

Conservation Officers Services

Conservation officers responded to a number of wildlife conflict and resource related complaints during the past week.

During evening patrols, officers stopped an impaired driver and issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

In a separate incident, a driver was charged for having open liquor in his vehicle.

In four separate incidents, six individuals were charged for having a campfire during the fire ban. Anyone found to be using a fire during the restriction may be issued a violation ticket with a specified penalty of $1,150.00.

Golden Fire Department

The Golden Fire Department had a quiet week, only responding to two incidents. A smoke complaint was called in on Friday night in town. On the August 6 morning, there was a report of a rollover motor vehicle incident. There were no trapped occupants in the vehicle, and the Golden Fire Department were stood down before attending.

Just Posted

Business Profile: Kicking Horse Embroidery

Susan Leigan loves to sew and quilt, which is why she opened… Continue reading

Avalanche control work for Highway 1 this evening

The highway will be closed east of Golden at 4 p.m.

Showdown Throwdown brings two local bands back to back at Riverhouse

Get ready for a night of 90s pop punk and heavy rock… Continue reading

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Horvat scores 16 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2

Pettersson sets rookie scoring record for Vancouver

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read