A signal light does not provide you with any protection when you make a left turn. This simple fact was discovered by a lady who slowed as she approached her driveway, signalled for a left turn, saw a truck approaching in her rearview mirror and started to make the turn. To her complete surprise, the truck passed by her on the left and they collided corner to corner.
The Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers would like to remember Jim Cates.
Jim was a volunteer for over 20 years and was instrumental in the initial organization and management of Block Watch in the Qualicum Beach area.
Have you ever wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways? My favourite tool was the laser because it gave me the ability to accurately measure the speeds of individual vehicles even when they were in a group on a busy highway. Although the laser had to be used from a stationary position, either hand held or on a tripod, I was willing to trade my moving radar for it when I worked on busy multi-lane highways.
1) 2016-12061 On December 28th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1400 block of Alberni Highway in Parksville. The complainant advised that sometime during the night culprits entered his unlocked work van and stole a suitcase containing various I phones and I pads and tools used for fixing same.
The volunteers at the Oceanside Community Safety Offices hope that everyone is having a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers are part of a non-profit organization that offers various, beneficial programs to residents of all ages - free of charge.
1) 2016-11707 On December 16th, a theft of Canada Post property was reported to have occurred in the 100 block of Fairdowne Road in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that during the early morning hours culprits pried open the rural mail box located on Fairedowne Road and Alberni Highway. It appeared as though at least one mail slot was pried open and an undetermined amount of mail stolen.
1) 2016-11569 On December 11th, a theft from Canada Post property was reported to have occurred in the 1900 block of Fredheim Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that sometime during the early morning hours culprits pried open the mailbox at the aforementioned location and gained entry into eight mail slots. It is unknown exactly what mail, if any, was stolen at this time.
A survey of municipalities in 2015 found that they were interesting in having more knowledge on road safety planning, safety designs, and strategies. The toolkit will be built and distributed as part of the province's Vision Zero initiative and is intended for all agencies with a mandate related to road safety.
1) 2016-11207 On November 30th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Stroulger Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that his vehicle was parked in underground parking and sometime during the night culprits gained entry into his vehicle and stole a Canon 3pI camera, a case of equipment which included three lenses and a large amount of US currency.