Keremeos RCMP crackdown on at-large dogs

The Keremeos RCMP issued a ticket recently for a dog off-leash

The RCMP are getting tough on… dogs.

Cpl. Brian Evans of the Keremeos RCMP detachment said he handed out a ticket to a dog owner Monday after seeing the owner out with two dogs that were off-leash.

“This is the second time. Last time I saw this I told the owner next time you’re going to get a $50 ticket and this time they did,” he said.

Dogs must be on-leash in Keremeos unless at the dog park or on private property.

“Keep your dogs tied up or we will lay fines. No one wants to be followed by your dog. No one wants to hit your dog. Dogs are supposed to be on-leash. There’s only a very small population of people that have dogs that are so well behaved that they can control them while off-leash,” he said.

The fine if ticketed is $50.

Cpl. Evans is also reminding residents that are away to think before they post on social media.

“It’s just a bad idea,” he said. “I know people are so tempted to immediately post and update every single activity they are doing on Facebook, but you have to be aware that someone who wants to use that for a criminal purpose, they now know you are in Alberta or you aren’t in your home.”

Although there hasn’t been any recent breakins related to people knowing other away because of social media, Evans has heard of it happening quite a lot.

His advice is to post photos of your trip after you return and focus more on being in the moment than updating your friends on Facebook.

Just Posted

Jeep crashes into vehicle and drops down embankment

An accident occurred on Greenwood Drive

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce to offer “speed-dating” style candidate forums

Participants will have 5 minutes to chat with each participating candidate

Injured mountain biker rescued from trail

A helicopter was needed to safely extricate a injured mountain biker from Blind Mice trails

Penticton neighbourhood surprised by emergency response team activity

RCMP officers were conducting emergency response training

Bird migration open house draws more than 100 people

Rare chance to observe conservation work

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

Okanagan College student population climbs

Enrolment up nearly 14 per cent

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Coldstream supports Okanagan College Campus residence project

Project would see a 100-bed residence on the Vernon campus in Coldstream

Most Read