A Lesson for All

Port Hardy RCMP and ICBC educate drivers on the risks of driving.

On Monday, April 20, Port Hardy RCMP and ICBC partnered up to educate new drivers on the dangers and reality of operating a motor vehicle.

Grade 11 and 12 students at Port Hardy Secondary School listened to ICBC guest speaker Greg Drew, talk about the horrific tragedy that happened to his family as a result of street racing. The students also had an opportunity to try the distracted driver simulator, to help them understand just how important it is to obey the speed limit, keep all electronic devices out of their hands and have their eyes on the road when behind the wheel.

Members of the Port Hardy RCMP detachment enforce distracted driving laws along with other motor vehicle infractions to ensure safer streets within our community, says Staff Sergeant Gord Brownridge.

Distracted driving is the cause of many crashes and tragedies on our roadways. It’s important for people to understand the harsh reality and consequence they face if they choose not to follow the law.

 

Just Posted

Blaney warns fraudulent CRA tax calls are on the rise

“We are asking people to please be careful.”

Students ‘wow’ at Annual Regional Science Fair

Kids from accross the North Island show off their science projects

Port Hardy Fire Rescue celebrates 50th anniversary

Port Hardy Fire Rescue (PHFR) is gearing up for a big anniversary… Continue reading

Lack of security: why Vancouver Island food production is on the decline

Big Read: agriculture a big, expensive commitment as advocates push to make us more food secure

Port Alice CAO says goodbye for Sayward

“This decision was by no means an easy one to make.”

Toronto van attack suspect faces 10 counts of first-degree murder

The suspect in the Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 15 others on Monday is a 25-year-old man named Alek Minassian

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Apirl/May Hot Spots!

Find out what’s going on in the North Island (April 25 - May 2)

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

Most Read