RCMP will be making themselves visible over the Canada Day weekend around the North Okanagan.
Cst. Kelly Brett says police patrols will be bolstered around events, beaches, boat launches, and on the lakes, due to the expected influx of visitors.
She says residents and visitors are reminded to travel safe and celebrate responsibly.
“The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP want to take this time to welcome all the out of town guests who may be taking in a local sporting event or visiting family and friends over the long weekend,” says Brett. “As the city of Vernon and surrounding areas start to see an increase in visitors, traffic will start to become more congested and local businesses will become busy.”
For the fireworks display at Kin Beach Sunday night, Mounties ask drivers and pedestrians to follow directions from traffic control volunteers.
Open liquor is not allowed, and could result in a $230 fine if you are caught with that.
“The goal for the RCMP and its volunteers this weekend is to engage in proactive enforcement to ensure that the public has a safe and pleasant holiday whatever it is they may be doing,” says Brett.