Cops for Cancer: Jail & Bail a huge success in Fort St. James

Community members in Fort St. James were certainly watching their backs on the evening of Aug. 16.

  • Aug. 24, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Brendan Nickle is ready to ride.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Community members in Fort St. James were certainly watching their backs on the evening of Aug. 16.

The Fort St. James RCMP was on a mission.

If you were at home, at work or simply strolling past the numerous vendors at the 4th annual Night Market, the police were ready with their handcuffs.

And so was the makeshift jail downtown that seemed to keep people rolling in and out of it for hours.

There were those who couldn’t wait to put their pals in prison at a cost but for those doing the time, it seemed quite a calamity as they texted away asking for funds and waited for someone, anyone to pay their bail.

But all in all, it seemed a fun time had by all.

“This is always a popular event and one that always brings in a great amount of community support,” said Dave Birdi, councillor for Fort St. James District.

For the police on hand, the turnout and support for the community was overwhelming.

“It’s all for a good cause,” Sgt. Wadelius said.

“We’ve all been touched by cancer in one way or another and police are no different. Lots of hard work and training goes into this and it’s so important that we support it.”

There are two participants from Fort St. James who will be taking part in the annual bike ride to help fight cancer.

Each September, after a strenuous training schedule, over 100 committed law enforcement and emergency services personnel will venture off on a two week cycle across British Columbia.

Funds raised support the Canadian Cancer Society and helps maximize funds directed to childhood cancer research and programs supporting children and their families.

Brendan Nickle, a constable with the RCMP in Fort St. James is excited to take part in the event for the first time this year.

The 34-year-old has been a police officer since 2012 and for the last year has been keeping busy promoting Cops for Cancer in Fort St. James.

“The Cops for Cancer Ride is important to me as I have recently lost my Aunt to cancer. I believe the ride will be a great opportunity to personally help fight cancer.”

Curtis Macdonald, also from Fort St. James is thrilled to take part in the ride.

As member of the B.C. Ambulance Service and a Captain on the Fort St. James Fire Dept., Macdonald is excited to visit various communities along the route of his ride and is thankful for the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

For more information re: Cops for Cancer visit: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/find-an-event-near-you/cops-for-cancer-bc/?region=bc

 

Just Posted

Couple selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake, say RCMP

A man and woman have been defrauding local residents, offering fake jewelry for sale

Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team

Nation again declares closure of fishery in territory for 2019

Editorial: The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Time to re-evaluate the Speaker position

Column: condition of cows after winter feeding

The protein content of winter feed is important, says rancher David Zirnhelt

Concept designs for Vanderhoof’s new CNC campus unveiled

Community was invited to provide feedback at a public engagement session Dec. 6

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Most Read