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Volume 119 No 37 PM # 400121123
Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Senior athletes win big at Games The Ashcroft/Cache Creek contingent of athletes brought home a slew of medals at the Aug. 21-25 Senior Games in Burnaby. Isabel McGrath and Linda Holland won gold in Bridge; Ina Gory won three bronze medals in Cycling; Gordon Daily won silver in Golf, Darlene Daily won a gold medal in golf and David Ogilvie won a bronze in golf; Muriel Scallon won gold in horseshoes. Maria Russell-Martin and John Farmer competed in Tennis and Kevin Scallon in Horseshoes. No medals, but they gave it their best effort.
Ina Gory, Muriel Scallon, Gordon and Darlene Daily, John Farmer, Isabel McGrath, Maria Russell-Martin, Linda Holland and Kevin Scallon competed at the recent Seniors Games. Missing: David Ogilvie.
John Kider, Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Andrea Bona at the WRAPS table at last weekend’s Fall Fair. The arena was crowded once again with people, exhibits and great music.
Hwy 1 car/truck collision claims life A head on collision 2 km north of the Nicomen River on Hwy 1 has left a Lower Mainland resident dead and three people injured. Lytton RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services attended the crash on Sept. 7 at approximately 3:30 pm. The two vehicles involved were a tractor-trailer delivering groceries to Williams Lake and a Honda Civic heading to the Lower Mainland. While travelling back home from Ashcroft, the driver of the Civic lost control of his vehicle in a curve and hit the gravel shoulder. The car then hit a cement barricade, overturned and collided with the trac-
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tor trailer head on. One passenger in the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene, another passenger was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with serious injuries, while the driver was transported to Lytton hospital with minor inuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also transported to the Lytton hospital with minor injuries. Sped and/or driver’s inattention are not being ruled out at this point and the investigation continues with the assistance of the traffic analyst from Kelowna. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident. The name of the deceased has not been released.
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Bear injured on Hwy 1 Aug. 30 at 2 am police received a report of an injured bear on Hwy 1 south of Cache Creek. The complainant said they thought it had been hit by a vehicle. The bear was gone before police arrived.
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Aug. 31 at 7 pm police received a report of a woman in a vehicle screaming and trying to exit through the window. The caller said it looked like an attempted abduction. Police located the vehicle and interviewed the driver and passenger. Apparently the 36 year old Ashcroft woman was desperate to stop for a washroom break although her 48 year old husband was determined to keep driving until they reached their destination.
Catching speeders Aug. 31 at 8:30 pm a Traffic Service officer conducting radar stopped a 2009 Honda Fit on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain. The vehicle was travelling at 137 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 24 year old Langley driver was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. At 9 pm in the same location, the officer pulled over a 2012 Nissan Versa, which was also speeding along at 137 kph in the 90 kph zone. The driver, a 30 year old Chilliwack woman, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. At 9:30 pm, the officer stopped a 2006 Pontiac G6
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car and a slight odour of liquor on his breath. Wendy Coomber He was which was travelling at 154 charged kph in the 90 kph zone. The with driving while pro22 year old Abbotsford man hibited, and issued tickets for was issued a ticket for ex- excessive speed and having cessive speed and his vehicle open liquor in the vehicle. was impounded for seven His car was impounded for days. 30 days and his mostly intact 18-pack of Budweiser was Asleep at the wheel poured into the ditch. Sept. 1 at 1:30 am police received a complaint of an Three day suspension intoxicated woman passed Sept. 1 at 7:15 pm a Trafout behind the wheel of a fic Service officer stopped vehicle parked in front of the a 2003 Dodge Caravan on Oasis pub. The complainant Hwy 8 at the old bridge in was calling because she was Spences Bridge. The officer in his car, not hers. Police at- detected the odour of liquor tended and woke the 30 year on the driverâ€™s breath and old Cache Creek woman, administered a roadside sogiving her a ride home. briety device, on which the driver blew a Warn. The 53 Computer woes year old Mission man was Sept. 1 at 10:30 am police issued a three day driving responded to a domestic dis- suspension and his vehicle pute in front of the Ashcroft was impounded. Library, which turned out to be just a loud argument be- No license tween a 40 year old woman Sept. 1 at 9 pm a Trafand a 40 year old woman fic Service officer stopped a and a 48 year old man about Mazda 3 on Main St. in Lytwho would get to use the li- ton. The officer detected an brary computer. odour of liquor on the driverâ€™s breath. The driver, a 21 Drinking while speeding year old Merritt man, could Sept. 1 at 2 pm police re- not produce a valid Drivceived a complaint of an er- ers License and was issued ratic driver southbound on a ticket for that. He was also Hwy 97. The 2008 Chevro- given a 12 hour driving suslet Cobalt was intercepted on pension for impairment and Hwy 97C approaching the his vehicle was towed. bridge and stopped after recording its speed as 113 kph BMX bike returned in the 60 kph zone. The drivSept. 2 police received er, a 30 year old man from a report of a missing childâ€™s Lower Nicola, was found to BMX bike, which was noted be a prohibited driver. He in the Aug. 28 Police Report also had open liquor in the as being turned in to the De-
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tachment on Aug. 22. RCMP happily reunited the bike and helmet with its owner. The items were found at the Ashcroft pool park.
Target practice Sept. 3 police received a report of a break and entry and theft from a cabin at Walhachin. The incident likely occurred on Aug. 23 and was caught on surveillance cameras around the cabin. The surveillance tape showed two Caucasian males carrying rifles take a Coleman lamp and a telescope. Then they fired shots into the cabin and also three old vehicles abandoned on the property. The matter is still under investigation.
Not just a seatbelt Sept. 3 at 3 pm a Traffic Service officer stopped a 1993 GMC Yukon on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek because the passenger was not wearing a seat belt. The driver, a 42 year old Lillooet man, first gave a false name and Drivers License. When his true identity was revealed, he was found to be a prohibited driver. He was charged with driving while prohibited, issued a ticket for driving without a Drivers License, and the truck was impounded. His passenger, a 54 year old Lillooet man, was issued a ticket for not wearing his seat belt.
Abandoned vehicle Sept. 4 at 11 am police received a report of an abandoned vehicle that had been sitting on Hwy 97 about 1 See RCMP on p. 15
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