Friday, May 23, 2014


Backcountry Safety

Mounties will be checking FSR's, lakes and camps this summer

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD


very summer the Upper Fraser Valley experiences a major influx of tourists who come to the area to enjoy the beauty and recreation offered by the surrounding lakes and park areas. 


With the onset of warmer weather, the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP in conjunction with our many partners, will be focusing on making our recreation areas safe and enjoyable family destinations for everyone to enjoy.


Graduation season is also upon us and the Upper Fraser Valley area is a popular area for youth to come and celebrate their upcoming graduations. Police would like to remind potential grad party attendees that we will be out ensuring that these gatherings are conducted safely. 

“We absolutely want to encourage youth to celebrate their graduation however, it needs to be done in a manner that fits within the law and is safe,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “We have already seen tragedy in Northern BC this graduation season and it is devastating to families and the community.  We are out to make sure this does not happen again.”

Police will be patrolling forestry service roads, area lakes, and local campgrounds with a strict enforcement emphasis on impaired driving. 

“This is a problem that does not seem to go away,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.  “As always in the Upper Fraser Valley region, we have a zero tolerance policy for impaired driving in our area.”

Speed enforcement and road blocks will also be scattered throughout the area.  Please slow down and arrive at your destination safely.


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