RCMP and Nuxalk Band target youth bicycle safety

RCMP and Nuxalk Band target youth bicycle safety in Bella Coola

The Nuxalk Band and Bella Coola RCMP have deployed a cooperative approach to promoting safe bicycle habits by the valley youth. Young persons “caught” by Bella Coola Detachment members wearing approved helmets while riding their bikes this summer will be issued tickets recognizing their safe practices.

The tickets are redeemable at the Thunderbird convenience store on MacKenzie Street for a free slushie. Cst. Starr proposed this program with the Band and the Thunderbird and the agreement was quickly made. Funding for this program is provided by the Nuxalk Band in cooperation with the Bella Coola RCMP Detachment and the Thunderbird.

The RCMP and our local partners wish a safe and enjoyable summer to the kids and extend this recognition to those who make the effort to be safe.