POWELL RIVER, B.C. – Powell River RCMP are reminding drivers to make way for emergency vehicles including ambulances, fire trucks, and police cruisers and SUVs.

Recently, Powell River Mounties have noticed a number of vehicles that have failed to yield to emergency vehicles who have had their lights and sirens activated engaged in their duties.

Some of these vehicles were seen travelling on the opposite side of the roadway than the emergency vehicle, who failed to pull over to the side of the road.

All vehicles on both sides of the roadway are required to pull over to the side of the road, yielding to the emergency vehicle.

Drivers who don’t yield can be issued a violation ticket under the BC Motor Vehicle Act, under Section 177, for $109.

Gas bandits sought

On Sept. 5, Powell River RCMP received a report of a theft of fuel from a grey Volvo S60 which was parked in the 7100 block of Joyce Avenue.

Upon investigation the police were able to determine that the theft would have happened between the 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The vehicle had a quarter tank of fuel siphoned from it.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. Callers will remain anonymous.