Quesnel mayor warns residents of fake fire marshals

B.C. residents should know that authentic peace officers carry identification

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson is warning residents of “fake fire marshals.”

“There have been very disturbing reports of people being given evacuation alerts by individuals posing as fire marshals,” his post reads.

“These individuals have been dressed in some form of uniform and wear high visibility vests and are door-knocking in various areas around Quesnel.

“Please know that the RCMP or another clearly identifiable peace office will only door knock at your door when an actual order is issued for you area and they will have a signed copy of that order to show you.

“If you are unsure, you can always check the CRD website for an actual order or alert for your area (better yet, sign up for the CRD’s notification system so you get direct notification). If the individual clearly is not a uniformed peace office and has no official order to show you, then please report these individuals to the police. Do not confront them yourself, just report this activity as soon as you can: 250-992-9211.”

Just Posted

Finding support at Community Connect

The 10th annual event offered free services, clothing and food on Saturday

RDCK calls for reversal of Sinixt extinction

The board opposed a land transfer to the Westbank First Nation this week

Nelson city council to update banner policy

Council will revisit the wording of the policy at its December meeting

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

Meteorite fragments found near Crawford Bay

The pieces came from the fireball that exploded over Kootenay Lake in September

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Man pleads guilty to Leafs recycling depot theft

Dezmond Waggoner had been charged with theft over $5,000

Nelson Leafs stretch winning streak to six

Jack Karran scored twice in the Leafs 6-3 win over Fernie

Nelson city hall selling bear-proof garbage bins

The city has purchased 100 bins and is charging residents $205

COLUMN: Will West Kootenay forests survive?

As with most things around ecology, the answer is not simple, says columnist Greg Utzig

Julien Locke races to NST World Cup berth

Black Jack cross-country skier Julien Locke races to first place at World Cup qualifier

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Most Read