RCMP ready for IPE
Aug 28, 2012 / 3:46 pm
RCMP in the North Okanagan are ready for the large influx of people expected to descend on Armstrong for the start of the Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) Wednesday.
The 113th edition of the IPE runs from Wednesday through Sunday at the Armstrong fairgrounds.
RCMP spokesman, Gord Molendyk, says police have been working with fair organizers again this year to ensure everybody enjoys themselves.
"But, safety of the public is at the forefront," says Molendyk.
"Officers from the Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment along with auxiliaries and Traffic Services will be working this weekend to make sure those individuals that come out to party do not get out of hand. Our officers will be out on the streets and roads of the area to keep everyone safe."
Molendyk reminds those who choose to attend and drink at one of the events surrounding the IPE to plan ahead and not drink and drive.
Motorists will need to pay close attention to the large number of people walking along all the roads and streets around the fairgrounds.
"Parents are also reminded to keep a close eye on their young children," adds Molendyk.
"Each year police are asked to assist in reuniting parents with young children that are separated at the fair.
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