POLICE BEAT: Deer and moose cause vehicle accidents

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
April 4th, 2012

A deer and a moose were the cause of two seperate vehicle accidents early this week.

On Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. a 60 year-old female driver from Greenwood found herself and her vehicle blocking a lane on Highway 3 around Spencer Road in Grand Forks after a group of deer jumped out on the road.

She struck the deer with the front of her vehicle and caused about $1,000 in damage, said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison. The driver sustained no injuries, one deer, however, was killed.

The second accident happened on Monday, April 2 at 5:10 a.m. when a moose crossed in front of a Gordon Food Service two-trailer tractor trailer driven by a 31 year-old woman from Rossland. The trailer was travelling westbound on Highway 3 when the moose stepped out. The driver swerved to miss the moose and instead lost control of her tractor trailer, hitting a rock face and damaging the side of the trailer, said Harrison. The moose survived the accident and the driver was uninjured.

Golf for a good cause with the RCMP

The public is invited to swing a club for a good cause at the annual Terry Hamagami Golf Tournament sponsored by the Grand Forks RCMP, Saturday, May 5.

The event, which raises funds for grad bursaries, will be held at the Christina Lake Golf Course.

“It is a very fun tournament,” said Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

The four person team scramble should prove entertaining when all four players t-off from one ball.

Proceeds from the tournament go to bursaries for the graduates of Grand Forks Secondary School. Last year the tournament raised enough money to pay for three $800 bursaries, said Harrison.

The $75 entry fee per person includes a meal.

To register your team or yourself, please call the Grand Forks RCMP detachement at 250-442-8288.

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