Lake Cowichan RCMP

Boaters comply with fishing regulations

The last weekend of August was a busy one for tourists, but fortunately not too busy a weekend for Lake Cowichan RCMP.

  • Aug. 29, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The last weekend of August was a busy one for tourists, but fortunately not too busy a weekend for Lake Cowichan RCMP.

“Everybody must have been doing what they should have done,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said.

Local RCMP, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and provincial conservation officers joined forces to take part in a fisheries road check along the Pacific Marine Circle Route, near Mesachie Lake.

“No fish were seized, and only a few warnings were issued,” Hobday said.

“Everyone checked was obeying the provincial statutes, for the most part.”

On local roads, two drivers blew over .06 on roadside breathalyzer checks; one of which over .08.

The one that blew over .08 received a 90 day immediate roadside pullout, while the .06 received a three day pullout.

Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller also spent some time floating about Cowichan Lake in the RCMP boat, resulting in little to report but boater compliance.

“The majority of boaters were having good clean fun,” Hobday said.

Lake Cowichan RCMP members were also spotted over the weekend checking tubers for alcohol, to prevent its public consumption.

With the Labour Day Long Weekend coming up, Hobday was unable to say whether or not the boat would head out again, but could state that the RCMP still have a fair number of boating hours left over.

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