Labour Day weekend an easy one for Lake Cowichan RCMP

No news was good news for police serving Lake Cowichan over the Labour Day long weekend.

  • Sep. 12, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Ashley Degraaf

News Leader Pictorial

No news was good news for police serving Lake Cowichan over the Labour Day long weekend.

Lake Cowichan RCMP Const. Danny Butler was tickled to report last week that tourists and residents living at the lakeside community were generally well-behaved.

He admitted he was a bit surprised looking through the weekend reports, coming up empty-handed of any major files or complaints, especially considering that the Labour Day weekend for lake folk and visitors is typically an eventful, fill-your-boots, last hurrah kind of weekend.

“You kind of gear up for the worst and it’s good to see when people are nice,” he said.

“People were still out on the water and out on the rivers yesterday having a good time.

“We had a huge influx of campers and people coming out here but everything seemed to go smooth. It really went off without a hitch.”

Lake RCMP staffers conducted several lake boat patrols during the weekend and Butler confirmed no complaints about rowdy river tubers.

“There were a lot of tubers on the water and there were no calls about them.

They’ve been really good,” he said.

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