Over 100 impaired drivers removed from B.C. roads Friday night

first_img“B.C. has some of the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada and police are dedicated to enforcing these laws; not only during December, but all year long and we need our communities to support our efforts, said Superintendent Derek Cooke, Officer in Charge of BC RCMP Traffic Services.“When you plan your festivities, plan your safe ride home too.”B.C. RCMP Traffic Services also reminds motorists to keep all emergency and support crews safe by slowing down and moving over when they see flashing red, blue or yellow lights. B.C. RCMP Traffic Services says 116 impaired drivers were taken off the road through over 24,000 road checks on Friday night. The work was a combined effort of Operation Red Nose, Traffic Services, and ICBC.“I have no doubt that coordinated police efforts such as this save lives and reduce crime and needless tragedy,” says Cpl. Ronda McEwen, spokesperson for B.C. RCMP Traffic Services.Tweets told stories and showed images that night of vehicles being towed from police checks, across the province. RCMP units from Coquitlam, the Okanagan, and Burnaby all posted updates about the night on [email protected] tow trucks way to busy but another impaired driver off the road #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/Ur07rue84O— Cst Andy DUNSTAN (@CRDIRSU) December 5, 2015- Advertisement -Not only was alcohol impairment a significant concern, but drug impaired drivers were also removed from the road.Advertisementlast_img read more

Concern after dolphin strandings around Donegal coastline

first_imgA number of dolphin carcasses have been washed up at different locations on Donegal’s coastline in recent days.Local wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston and local woman Tara Hegarty reported a dolphin carcass washed up on Lagg Beach on Wednesday.This has now been identified as a Striped Dolphin. According to the Inishowen Whales and Dolphin Group, this animal is not commonly recorded here as they are mostly sighted offshore.They say it is unclear how the animal died while a dead seal was also found on the same beach yesterday (Thurs).A spokesperson for the IWDG said “If you do come across a carcass like this please report it as the information is a valuable scientific record. You can post to us here, contact your local ranger or contact the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG.ie).”In another incident, another dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Culdaff and spotted by locals out walking on St Stephen’s Day. There has also been another unconfirmed report of a dolphin being washed up at Portnoo.Concern after dolphin strandings around Donegal coastline was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dolphindonegalInishowenLagg Beachlast_img read more