Moresby Island may get new RCMP office

  • Jan. 21, 2008 7:00 p.m.

A new police station may be in the works for Sandspit, according to Constable Josh Jamieson of the Queen Charlotte RCMP Detachment. He spoke to the Moresby Island Management Committee at its regular meeting Jan. 16 and said the detachment has sent four proposals to head office about getting a new facility. Const. Jamieson said the detachment forwarded a business case for a new facility with four options: to replace the building on the existing site, or use an alternate site, either at the fire department or on Transport Canada land near the airport. The fourth option is to renovate the national Parks office, which is also on Transport Canada land. Const. Jamieson, who has been stationed in Sandspit since July, made a point of reassuring the committee that even though media reports have indicated RCMP officers are no longer allowed to respond to calls without back up, he was staying put. People may have been worried about the Sandspit office shutting down, but “we haven’t heard anything internally about that,” he said.