Have You Signed Save the Shawnigan Lake R.C.M.P. Petition

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The Meeting is happening today with our President, Greer Stewart,  Area Directors; Kerry Davis Area “A” – Mill Bay, Sierra Acton Area “B” – Shawnigan Lake, Matteus Celements Area “C” – Cobble Hill  will be meeting with our MLA Sonia Furstenau on November 3rd – at 2:30 p.m. we would like to have all the petitions in the office before that time to present them to her on behalf of the South Cowichan Community.  “Thank you everyone for stepping up and getting involved”  Together our Voices are Stronger.

Please write the Solicitor General with your concerns and copy our MLA and your local government representative:

Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Hon. John Horgan, Premier and Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA

Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley MLA

CVRD Directors

Please print and sign the petition and drop off to the South Cowichan Community Policing Office or mail to Sonia Furstenau, MLA. For every 25 names on a petition, she is able to stand up in the Legislature to present the petition:

20171018RCMPPetition

 

Winter road conditions can change quickly

 

Shift Into Winter Road Safety ICBC SCCPASDriveBC.ca   –   provides current road and travel conditions.


Everyone needs to prepare for the unpredictability of winter weather.

Please don’t wait until snow arrives.

Whether you’re driving across town, or across the province, it’s important that you and your vehicle are prepared for winter conditions.


 5 actions to reduce the risk of a winter driving crash:

  1. Prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter season and conditions now. Do not wait until the snow, black ice, rain, fog, extended periods of darkness and colder temperatures hit.
  2. Whether you are driving a fleet or personal vehicle for work, ensure it is winter ready with a pre-season maintenance check-up. Ensure your vehicle is equipped with:
  • a battery, brakes, light and fuses, cooling and heating systems, electrical and exhaust systems and belts and hoses, which have been found to be in good condition by a qualified person and meet manufacturer’s specifications.
  • suitable first-aid supplies and a winter survival kit<https://shiftintowinter.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/winter_driving_survival_checklist.pdf>.
  • a set of four matched winter tires. Winter tires in good condition with adequate tread depth are a legal requirement on B.C. highways during the winter driving season. While tires with the mud and snow symbol meet the minimum legal requirement, tires with the 3-peaked mountain and snowflake symbol offer the best traction on snow and ice, and when temperatures fall below 7°C.
  • chains in good condition, that fit your tires and that you know how/ have the tools to put on, if you operate a commercial truck. Commercial vehicles in B.C. are legally required to carry chains from October 1 to March 31.
  • Determine if driving for work is necessary. If possible, accomplish your work tasks via email, conference calls, online meetings, courier or public transit to eliminate the need to drive.
  1. Check road and weather conditions and determine whether it’s safe to drive. Check road conditions by using resources such as DriveBC.ca <http://www.drivebc.ca/> for highway driving or news or weather services before a trip. Don’t drive if conditions are unsafe, or worsening; cancel or re-schedule trips when necessary.
  2. Plan your trip. If driving is necessary, develop a trip plan including determining the safest route, alternate routes in case of closures or conditions, rest breaks and who and when you’ll be checking in with. Determine whether your vehicle is right for the trip; is it equipped for roads and weather conditions? Determine whether you are fit to drive; ensure you aren’t fatigued or on any medication, and that you have appropriate snacks and water available. Familiarize yourself with your vehicle’s safety features; adjust mirrors, seats, steering wheels, and head rests.
  3. Drive safely.
  • Slow down. No matter how much driving experience you have, the way your vehicle will handle on snow, ice or rain can be unpredictable. The posted speed limit is the maximum speed allowed under ideal conditions. Drivers have a legal responsibility to drive according to the conditions, which often means driving below the posted speed limit. Reducing your speed will allow you more time to react to hazards such as black ice or pedestrians at intersections.
  • Maintain a safe following distance. It takes longer to stop on a slippery road. Look ahead and keep plenty of distance between you and other cars – at least four seconds.
  • Learn or be trained in winter driving skills such as how to brake safely and get out of a skid.

To find out more about winter driving safety, please visit the following websites:

DriveBC.ca -<http://www.drivebc.ca/> provides current road and travel conditions.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca<http://www.shiftintowinter.ca/> – information on how to prepare your vehicle, plan your trip and how to drive safely on winter roads

Mainroad Group Communications Direct: 604-575-7032 | communications@mainroad.ca<mailto:communications@mainroad.ca>

Mainroad 24hr Hotline: 604-271-0337

Winter road conditions can change quickly.  So should your speed. Slow down.

More info at ShiftintoWinter.ca<http://dev.shiftintowinter.ca/

Save Our Shawnigan Lake/South Cowichan RCMP Station

Save Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment from MergeSIGN THE PETITION HERE AT THE SOUTH COWICHAN COMMUNITY POLICING OFFICE OR BRU-GO’S COFFEE –  – MILL BAY CENTRE ” TO “SAVE THE SHAWNIGAN LAKE/SOUTH COWICHAN RCMP DETACHMENT”

Please don’t merge the Shawnigan Lake RCMP detachment with North Cowichan

Please print and sign the petition and drop off at the South Cowichan Community Policing Office in the Mill Bay Centre near Bru-Go’s Coffee or mail to Sonia Furstenau, MLA. For every 25 names on a petition, she is able to stand up in the Legislature to present the petition:    20171018RCMPPetition

You will see these petitions showing up everywhere in the South Cowichan Area:

Many local residents have decided to take the petitions door to door, to the schools, the Block Watch Captains have been sent the official petitions to be distributed to their Block Watch Residents, the Shawnigan Coffee House, Island Pharmacy in Shawnigan Lake, the New Cowichan Valley Running Store near Island Saving Credit Union and Bru-Go’s Coffee in the Mill Bay Centre , Arbutus Ridge Ratepayers Association (ARRA), Cobble Hill have agreed to have the petition set up there for signatures.  We are contacting many businesses and local residents to get them involved in supporting this vital petition to stop the merging of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment with North Cowichan.

We have many signatures already on the petition here in the Community Policing Office in Mill Bay, please stop by when your shopping and sign the petition.

Our President Greer Stewart,  Area Directors; Kerry Davis Area “A” – Mill Bay, Sierra Acton Area “B” – Shawnigan Lake, Matteus Celements Area “C” – Cobble Hill  will be meeting with our MLA Sonia Furstenau on November 3rd – at 2:30 p.m. we would like to have all the petitions in the office before that time to present them to her on behalf of the South Cowichan Community.  “Thank you everyone for stepping up and getting involved”  Together our Voices are Stronger.

Please write the Solicitor General with your concerns and copy our MLA and your local government representative:

Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Hon. John Horgan, Premier and Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA

Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley MLA

CVRD Directors

Please print and sign the petition and drop off to the South Cowichan Community Policing Office or mail to Sonia Furstenau, MLA. For every 25 names on a petition, she is able to stand up in the Legislature to present the petition:

20171018RCMPPetition

 

 

The Future of Our Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment

Please print and sign the petition and drop off at the South Cowichan Community Policing Office in the Mill Bay Centre near Bru-Go’s Coffee or mail to Sonia Furstenau, MLA. For every 25 names on a petition, she is able to stand up in the Legislature to present the petition:    20171018RCMPPetition

Save Shawnigan Lake RCMP DetachmentYou will see these petitions showing up everywhere in the South Cowichan Area:

Many local residents have decided to take the petitions door to door, to the schools, the Block Watch Captains have been sent the official petitions to be distributed to their Block Watch Residents, the Shawnigan Coffee House, Island Pharmacy in Shawnigan Lake and the New Cowichan Valley Running Store in the Mill Bay Centre near Island Saving Centre, Arbutus Ridge Ratepayers Association (ARRA), Cobble Hill have agreed to have the petition set up there for signatures.  We are contacting many businesses and local residents to get them involved in supporting this vital petition to stop the merging of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment with North Cowichan.

We have many signatures already on the petition here in the Community Policing Office in Mill Bay, please stop by when your shopping and sign the petition.

Our President Greer Stewart will be meeting with our MLA Sonia Furstenau on November 3rd – at 2:30 p.m. we would like to have all the petitions in the office before that time to present them to her on behalf of the South Cowichan Community.  “Thank you everyone for stepping up and getting involved”  Together our Voices are Stronger.

Please write the Solicitor General with your concerns and copy our MLA and your local government representative:

Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Hon. John Horgan, Premier and Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA

Sonia Furstenau, Cowichan Valley MLA

CVRD Directors

Please print and sign the petition and drop off to the South Cowichan Community Policing Office or mail to Sonia Furstenau, MLA. For every 25 names on a petition, she is able to stand up in the Legislature to present the petition:

20171018RCMPPetition

 

The Great BC Shake Out Earth Quake Drill- Did You Miss It..?

Great BC Shake Out Drop Cover HoldIf you missed the GREAT BC Shake Out Earth Quake Drill today at 10:19 a.m. watch the following  http://mailchi.mp/shakeoutbc/4thupdatebc2017?e=239f692955 link so that you can be prepared and informed.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel.

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