RCMP Report:Landlord/tenancy issues

The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services

Landlord/tenancy issues

Clearwater RCMP have received multiple calls in the past week regarding landlord/tenancy issues. Both sides need to understand and be aware of their rights. The information is clearly laid out online at www.rto.gov.bc.ca/:

“The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. The information on this website will help you understand your rights and responsibilities under British Columbia’s Residential Tenancy Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.”

Please review the information before you act. There is a process involved that needs to be followed.

False 911 calls

Clearwater RCMP received an abandoned 911 call from the pay phone at Clearwater Secondary School during school hours.

Members take all 911 calls seriously until they are proven otherwise. However, one coming from a school during school hours puts members on high alert.

The student who made the call as a prank was very apologetic for what happened.

Please call 911 if you need help in an emergency but do not call to joke around. Someone else may need our help at the same time.

Impaired driver

An RCMP member stopped a driver from Alberta who was in the area as part of a snowmobile trip with friends. The driver showed signs of alcohol impairment and blew a ‘FAIL’ into the alchohol-screening device (ASD).

The vehicle, which did not belong to the driver, was impounded for three days and the driver’s license was suspended for three days as well.

Man down

An RCMP member responded to a report of a man down near Clearwater Post Office. Upon arrival he located a heavily intoxicated and disoriented male.

 

The male was transported by EHS to Clearwater Hospital for further medical evaluation.