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A reader was travelling in a major municipality recently and was stopped in a large collection of vehicles waiting for a red light at the intersection of two multiple lane highways. Emergency vehicles using lights and sirens approached from the rear and tried to get through the traffic and the intersection. There was significant difficulty and the reader was curious how far forward vehicles could move into the cross flow of traffic to assist in clearing a path.
1) 2016-9843 On October 17th, a theft was reported to have occurred in the 800 block of Shorewood Drive in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime in the past week his green Frontiersman canoe and paddles were stolen from his front yard. The complainant advised that the front seat is broken and there is a different colour repair done to the bottom of the canoe.
I received a very detailed e-mail this week from a lady who described walking beside Willingdon Road southbound, facing traffic in North Saanich during the early morning darkness. She paused, looked both ways for traffic and continued to the point where Willingdon begins and Canora Road diverges to the northeast.
1) 2016-9592 On October 9th, a theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Banks Avenue East in Parksville. The complainant advised that at approximately 9:45 pm, he heard a truck start but believed it to be his neighbours who own a similar vehicle. In the morning the complainant advised that his black 2006 Dodge 3500 dually, BC license HN-8465 was stolen.
1) 2016-9399 On October 4th, a theft was reported to have occurred in the 400 block of College Road in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that she had planted a number of two foot high cedar trees on public easement and sometime during the evening three of the small trees were stolen.
1) 2016-9286 On October 1st, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred on Ponderosa Drive in Parksville. The complainant advised that during the early morning hour’s culprits gained entry into his vehicle and rummaged through the centre console and glove box. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.
Readers in Port Alberni and Kelowna have written this week to comment on drivers who stop to turn left between intersections and are then involved in collisions with drivers overtaking from the rear. In Port Alberni this is occurring in a downtown business district with straight road and a posted speed limit of 50 km/h.
1) 2016-9057 On September 24th, a mischief to vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 100 block of Alberni Highway in Parksville. The complainant advised that while at work her vehicle was keyed in the company parking lot.
It was easy to tell that the first day of fall came yesterday. All I had to do was check my e-mail inbox and count the bright ideas to remind everyone to remember to turn on their lights when driving in the darkness and poor weather conditions. It’s an important thought because your vehicle’s lights not only help you see, they help other road users to see you.