From Feb. 8 – 10 the Sportsplex hosted a six team BC Forestry Tournament, which included teams from 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Merritt and Kamloops.
Overall the weekend was a success. However on Feb. 9 a member responded to a report of an intoxicated male who was causing problems and refusing to leave the arena when asked by organizers.
Upon arrival the member gave the male two options: leave the arena with his friends and not return or be arrested and spend the rest of the day in cells sobering up. The male decided to leave the arena and did not come back.
Snowmobile patrols with Conservation
On Feb. 8 a member made snowmobile patrols along with the Conservation Officer Service near the Chappell Creek area north of Blue River. Patrols were made to ensure people stayed away from closed areas.
Due to a recent snowfall all sledders enjoyed the fresh powder and stayed away from the areas.
Eventful landing at Blue River Airport
On Feb. 9 a plane carrying 17 passengers landed safely at the Blue River Airport. Shortly after landing the plane veered left and got caught in the snow along the shoulder of the runway.
This pulled the plane over and spun it 60 degrees to the east, where it slid a short distance before finally coming to a stop.
It appears as though there was a mechanical issue with the plane’s landing gear. No one on board was injured.
Break and enter into a vehicle
On Feb. 9 a male and his girlfriend parked along Highway 24 near Janice Lake and went snowmobiling for the day.
When they returned they found their truck had been broken into and a number of items stolen from inside.
This serves as a good reminder not to leave valuables in your vehicle, regardless of where you are.