With the purchase of a second ATV, the Lake Cowichan RCMP are better prepared than before for the summer influx of tourists.
“It’s much safer to have two vehicles operating simultaneously,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller said.
The new ATV will join the RCMP’s existing one in patrols of trail systems, including the Trans Canada Trail, and logging roads.
They can be useful in many situations, Voller said, including looking for missing hikers, finding people fishing or hunting illegally, locating grow operations, and many other things out in the woods.
The ATV was purchased just in time for use during the summer tourist season, with the May long weekend marking its beginning.
This year’s annual crackdown will be similar in scope to last year’s, and will include stopping drunk drivers, drinking tubers, and other common summer time violations of the law.