On September 16 police responded to report from Gibsons Fire Department of a male refusing to extinguish a bonfire at Ocean Beach Esplanade and Harry Road. The male had stated he was aware of the fire ban and that he didn’t care. Police located the male on the beach who was drinking from an open liquor container, was slurring his words and was belligerent with police, cursing at them and refusing to identify himself. The male was issued a $1,150 Violation Ticket for having a fire contrary to restriction, as well as a $230 Violation Ticket for consuming liquor in a public place.
Submitted by RCMP