Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers work in a non-profit organization that offers various, beneficial programs to residents of all ages - free of charge. We contribute to a safe, happy community, which is both rewarding and fun. Community Safety Volunteers focus on Crime Prevention strategies and the dissemination of information.
Sometimes when I read articles on road safety I come across one that really resonates with me. A story from 2008 written by Paul Hergott titled Drivers Need to Smarten Up When Out on the Road is one of them. Paul starts off by saying "We’ve got ourselves a serious attitude problem. We see driving as a right."
Very little has changed since then except perhaps that this attitude is becoming even more prevalent on our roads in 2017.
1) March 19, a property owner in the 1200 Block of Winchester Road, Errington called to report a Break and Enter to an outbuilding. Thieves stole a very expensive silver coloured Giant Road Bike and a Makita chop saw.
Pre-register to attend a FREE Speed Watch Course, Saturday, March 25th, from 10 am to 12 pm.
There are only TEN openings. Register by emailing email@example.com or phone 250-951-5609.
The course will be conducted at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, Northwest Entrance.
Walking is one of the best ways to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More than ever, people are getting out to enjoy a walk through our beautiful communities. It may be time to ask ourselves what we can do as pedestrians to avoid harm while walking.
ICBC and the RCMP will be extra vigilant in their efforts to deter distracted driving this March. As distracted driving has now taken over as the second leading cause of fatalities in our Province, March has been chosen as distracted driving awareness month.
According to ICBC: Distracted driving is a leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. and one of the most common distractions behind the wheel is a mobile electronic device. Most of us know not to text or check emails while driving, but programming a GPS, changing a song, or even playing a game can be just as dangerous.
1) March 3, a report of a theft from a shed in the 200 block of Shelly Road, Parksville was received. The property owner stated that over the past couple of weeks, several items have gone missing from his shed. These items included tools, wiring, welding supplies and copper piping.
1) February 21 at 5:00 p.m, Oceanside RCMP were called to the 200 Block of Corfield Street in Parksville. The Business owner had found 2 teens attempting to break into a storage shed on the property. The teens were chased off and fled on bicycles. After investigation it was discovered that another shed had been entered and that a number of items including a large quantity of fishing gear was missing.