Thefts from Vehicles and CRA scams

File Number: Thefts from Vehicles/CRA scams

The Grand Forks RCMP would like to notify the citizens of Grand Forks that there have 21 complaints of theft from vehicles since January 1, 2018.

Unfortunately most of these thefts have been from unlocked vehicles and some of the stolen property has been unsecured items in the boxes of trucks.
Please lock up or remove valuables from your vehicles, and keep things like loose change out of sight.

If you have any information regarding these thefts you can call the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

As a reminder numerous citizens of Grand Forks have been contacted by scammers who are posing as an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The scammer demanded money for back taxes, fines and a fee. The scammer told the citizen that the RCMP would be contacting the citizen if he did not pay. This is a scam. New to this scam is a letter from the CRA indicating that the addressee needs to contact the CRA to update their personal information.
“The CRA takes these matters very seriously and provides substantial information to Canadians about how to protect themselves from scams undertaken using the CRA’s name. Informing yourself is particularly important during the tax filing season, when such scams peak,” said the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. This information, including examples of real scam telephone calls and e-mails, can be easily found on the CRA web site. The
below link is a wealth of information on various CRA scams.

You may also obtain a brochure on Fraud Awareness and how to protect yourself against fraud from the Grand Forks RCMP Detachment.

Sgt. J. (Jim) FENSKE
Detachment Commander
Boundary Regional RCMP

City Council meetings Mar 12 2018

City Council faced a full day on Monday March 12 with two public meetings and an in-camera meeting between.

In the morning they spent 2 hours in the Committee Of The Whole meeting where they discussed:

The Committee Of The Whole meeting

They did have an in-camera meeting afterwards but of course we weren’t allowed to be present or record that meeting.

In the evening the meeting ran only a few minutes less than the morning meeting.

The matters they discussed were

The Evening meeting

If you wish you can watch the meetings right here from the beginning (or jump to any spot you want if you know the time)

Live Streaming of Council Meetings

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been live streaming the council meetings as they happen. Since the live streams suffer from the vagaries of live production (things such as not starting on time, technical issues, audio issues) we still provide the ‘produced’ versions above.

When the council meetings are happening you can watch them in a number of ways:

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Altercation Leads To Stabbing

March 4th, 2018

Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Grand Forks RCMP members responded to a complaint of an Assault.

The subsequent investigation revealed that there was an altercation involving several males and during the altercation one male was stabbed. The matter is still under investigation and RCMP will be recommending charges. The male that was stabbed suffered non-life threatening injuries.

This was not a random attack, there is no danger to the public.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please call Cst. Corey Flodell (investigator) at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)