Review of Summer Policing

There was a meeting with the RCMP Powell River Detachment on Monday October 7, attended by ASIC Directors, qRD, SIVFD, and MOTI. The purpose was to review public safety concerns of the 2019 summer season, and to plan for the 2020 summer season.

Topics ranged from: the increasing number of tourists, summer residents and guests on Savary roads; the increasing number of unlicensed and uninsured vehicles; unsafe speeds of some drivers; speed limits; underage drivers; and drinking while driving.

The RCMP understands that the island is rapidly growing in population in the summer season, and will look into increasing patrols next year.