A highway mishap west of Burns Lake near Decker Lake ended up filling the ditch a pile of lumber. No one was injured in the accident

Lumber truck takes a tumble west of Burns Lake

The vehicle flipped and its side and slid to a stop down the highway blocking both traveling lanes of traffic for approximately four hours.

On Dec. 11, 2013 at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Burns Lake RCMP, Burns Lake Fire Department and Burns Lake Emergency Health Services responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a commercial truck and tandem trailer unit on Hwy. 16 West near Decker Lake.

The vehicle was traveling west bound on Hwy. 16 when the driver lost control of the vehicle spilling its load of lumber onto the road and ditch. The vehicle flipped and its side and slid to a stop down the highway blocking both traveling lanes of traffic for approximately four hours.

The driver was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. At this time it does not appear that road conditions were a factor. After a police investigation the driver was issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Ministry of Environment was notified of the incident.

The Burns Lake RCMP are reminding driver’s to be mindful of road conditions and travel according to weather conditions.

On Dec. 10, 2013 the Burns Lake RCMP received a report of fraud targeting senior citizens in Burns Lake, B.C. An elderly victim in the Burns Lake community received a call from a company claiming to work for Telus claiming that the victims computer needed to be cleaned out.

The frauding company demanded the victim make several transactions involving the victims banking service. As a result the victim lost a substantial amount of money. The RCMP are aware of several scams similar in nature to this often targeting senior citizens.

The RCMP remind all persons to be cautious and vigilant when speaking on the phone or through email with banks and company’s. No company will ask you to confirm your banking information, credit card numbers, passwords or personal information.

The safest practice is to call the company or agency directly with a number you know to be safe. No legitimate company will ask for access to your computer.

 

Just Posted

Shovel Lake expanded evacuation order

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an expanded Evacuation Order and… Continue reading

Helping hands

Fire fighters from Delta, Sooke, White Rock, Sydney, Courtney and Qualicum Beach… Continue reading

29th anniversary of the missing Jack family

Tortured family begs tipper to come forward

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Police seek tipster in Jack family’s case

The Cheslatta family went missing 29 years ago

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

B.C. woman set for trial in Alberta as animal cruelty investigation continues in home province

Karin Adams was discovered with eight dogs in Alberta weeks after having 16 dogs seized in Quesnel

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Farmers ponder impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

The nicotine-based pesticides scientists have linked to a rising number of honey bee deaths will be phased out of use in Canada over a three year period starting in 2021.

Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.”

Thousands of police officers expected at regimental funeral in Fredericton

Two civilians were killed in a shooting in Fredericton that also claimed the lives of two police officers.

2 girls, hand-drawn map in hand, sneak out of B.C. home for adventure

The pair’s escape has transit police reminding commuters to report unusual behaviour

Ex-B.C. teachers’ union leader among latest pipeline protesters to get jail time

Twelve people have been sentenced for violating court order to stay away from Kinder Morgan terminal

Most Read