Make wise choices this weekend, Kimberley RCMP urge

Drink responsibly, don't drink and drive and have a safe weekend

  • Jul. 13, 2016 9:00 a.m.

There will be a lot of fun-loving people in town for JulyFest this weekend.

Cpl. Chris Newel

Kimberley RCMP

Kimberley RCMP recognize that Julyfest is a major event and there are a lot of fun activities to participate in, but also remind people to be safe and make wise choices.

Over the years police have noted that persons attending the events are well behaved and out to have fun.  But there is often a few who consume a bit too much alcohol and cause the police or security to intervene. Spending time in jail or attending court probably isn’t in anybody’s plan, but it happens.  Please drink responsibly and make the right decisions early on.

One of the most common offences police encounter over the weekend is, consuming alcohol in public.   The consumption of alcohol must be in a designated area, licensed premises or private property. The fine for consuming alcohol in public is $230.  The most heard excuse; it’s Julyfest, it is but Liquor laws still apply.

Police also note a huge increase in after parties.  Although residents are very tolerant of noise over the weekend, please be courteous to your neighbors. The noise bylaw is in effect, but the city has granted Julyfest organizers an exemption Friday and Saturday night for the event only.

Extra officers including Traffic Services have been brought in to assist the Kimberley Detachment.  Police want everybody to have a safe, enjoyable weekend.


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