Fort St. James Constable Lee Best had his chest waxed at a Cops for Cancer fundraiser last week

Cops for Cancer Tour de North Fundraiser

A fundraiser at the North Arms Pub last week raised more than $5,5000.

Submitted

Fort St. James RCMP members took it all off for Cops for Cancer; their hair, that is!

Members of the Fort St. James RCMP detachment participated in a Cops for Cancer Tour De North fundraiser at the North Arm Pub last week. The evening featured a Greek dinner, silent auction, and head shaves.

Several officers had their heads shaved for the cause, including a brave Const. Abbey Thacker, who let her locks go. Const. Carlie McCann has been growing her hair since 2013, and cut it off to be made into wigs.

Then the donations started flowing when some of the male officers offered to have their legs waxed for $5 per strip. Three officers stepped up for the cause, with Const. Lee Best throwing caution to the wind and offering up his chest hair. Strip by strip, he pulled in $300, bringing the total raised to $5,500 for the night.

“I won’t lie, it was unpleasant at first, then the numbness set in, and the donations flowed,” said Lee. “I can’t think of a more worthy cause, and I’m assured it will grow back in time for next year!”

The Fort St. James RCMP would like to thank the community for their generous donations and help with this fundraiser. Const. Andres Sanchez is riding in the tour this year, representing the Fort St. James RCMP, and we are proud of him and wish him the best of luck.

 

 

Just Posted

Fire ban back in effect for Northwest Fire Centre region

Starting May 24, both Category 2 and Category 3 prohibitions will be in place

New Seven Sisters replacement confirmed

Mental health facility will have 25 beds, up from 20 in current facility

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Gallery: Project Heavy Duty inspires students into it’s 32nd year

The event is a collaboration between SD91 and industry in and around Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Fort St. James

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

B.C.’s fight to regulate bitumen through pipelines to go to Canada’s top court

BC Appeal Court judges found B.C. cannot restrict bitumen flow along Trans Mountain pipeline

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

B.C. man who fell off cliff returns there to rescue eagle from vulture attack

Nanaimo’s James Farkas, who broke his hip in a fall, saves eagle on same beach months later

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Most Read