Burns Laky mayor jailed

The Burns Lake RCMP detachment organized a Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail fundraising event last week in Burns Lake.



Corporal Chris Ivany and Const. Karla Ivany from the RCMP, Burns Lake detachment organized a Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail fundraising event last week in Burns Lake.

Karla and Chris Ivany will be biking over 800 kilometers from Prince George to Prince Rupert for the Tour de North.

Participants of the Jail n’ Bail event, agreed to be thrown into a mock jail to raise bail for their release. Mock arrest warrants were issued for offences such as, not being a Canucks fan, impersonating a flooring specialist, too much fishing, speeding on the golf course, bad hair cuts, and leaving food in the fridge for too long.

In total, 24 Burns Lake community members were jailed.

A barbecue and garage sale were also held at the event.

The event was a success and raised $16,300, with all of the proceeds going to the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

The tour starts in Prince George on Sept. 14, 2012.

(L-R) Mayor Luke Strimbold, Doug Phair from Remax  Wrightway, Josh Pressy from the Ministry of Forest and Sandy Dore, Branch manager for Bulkley Valley Credit Union.

(Below) Mayor Luke Strimbold and Sandy Dore make a break for it thinking they could escape, but hot on their heels were Cpl. Chris Invany, he handcuffed them both and threw both back into the slammer until they both came up with their bail money. Dore raised a total of $850 and Mayor Strimbold raised $1390.