Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP ready for New Year’s Eve

A strong police presence will greet New Year’s Eve revelers Monday.

But that’s only because the local RCMP want everyone to have a good time in a safe manner.

“Bring in the new year the way you want to do it, celebrating with friends and family, but do it in a safe manner,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“We want people to have a good time, but be safe. Plan ahead.”

Molendyk said a full contingent of officers will be working New Year’s Eve throughout the North Okanagan with assistance from North Okanagan Traffic Services and auxiliary officers.

One of the areas partiers can expect to see a strong police presence is at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

“It hasn’t been a problem there the last few years because we have had a good strong presence on the mountain,” said Molendyk. “We will be present throughout the village.”

CounterAttack road blocks will be set up throughout the region.

“Plan wisely,” said Molendyk.

“Plan for a safe trip home. Have a designated driver and be careful. Put all of your safety precautions in place.”



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