While people were out waving flags and soaking up sun this past long weekend, they also mostly behaved themselves, reports a pleased West Shore RCMP.
Spokesperson Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said the department received 52 calls for service on Canada Day itself, which is similar to what would come in on a regular weekend. Most of the calls were for alcohol and noise complaints.
“That’s not a huge amount for us,” Rochlitz said. “That’s probably a typical weekend number.”
One incident on Monday at Thetis Lake did result in a need for RCMP, View Royal Fire and B.C. Ambulance to attend. A man cliff jumping at the lake hurt himself from his impact with the water and needed medical attention.
The man ended up with minor lower body injuries, Rochlitz said.
“It was a good show of partnership and people ready for action. … It’s again a nice reminder for people to be safe and be careful, and take a good look at what you’re getting yourself into.
“In the end, everybody was out enjoying the weather, but doing it in a relatively controlled fashion.”