Anarchist Mountain Fire Department & Anarchist Mountain Community Society invite you to our
Christmas Potluck 2017
Pot Luck Dinner & Community get-together
Sunday, December 17th
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Firehall
A fun Christmas gathering for all “Mountain People” , their families and guests, with a special invitation to our Sidley Mountain neighbors.
This is a potluck supper, so please bring one or two items to share.
Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate and soft drinks will be provided. If you wish, however, you may bring your own BYOB refreshments.
Paper plates and cutlery will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own plates & cutlery, please feel free to do so.
We would like to invite all the people of the mountain, but this newsletter may not reach everyone, so it would be greatly appreciated if each of you would pass on the message to those near you who may not receive the email.
This is a joint effort put on by our Fire Department and the Community Society.
Door prize will be drawn.
Yesterday morning (Fri Nov 18) a neighbour on Whitetail reported that he observed a ratty blue car (late model, small Plymouth , blue colour, BC Plate ET895A) on his road with 2 occupants. A native man and a young woman, they didn’t have a good explanation of why they were on Whitetail Rd. They appeared incoherent, perhaps under some drug or alcohol influence – it was 8:30 AM. Along with another neighbour from Blacktail Place, we pulled the vehicle out of the ditch. It was filled (I mean filled with big bags of used beverage containers… perhaps 1000 containers in the back seat and bulging out of the trunk). We photographed their license plate, told them people are watching and that we are having the police patrol our community regularly. They were out of gas, so we gave them a gallon of gas and sent them on their way.
We then reported this to RCMP with the license plate number. The RCMP had a report last night (Thurs Nov 17) about the same car (with the same plate #) on Falcon Place (10:30 PM) . About an hour later Constable Stangel of the RCMP called me be back saying he found the car in Osoyoos, the containers were gone but hadn’t been brought to the bottle depot. He agreed they were probably stolen. He interviewed and warned the occupants saying to them that all the residents of Anarchist Mountain are on high alert watching and reporting suspicious characters. The police are running more checks on the car and the individuals. Cnst. Stangel commended the neighbourhood for being diligent, getting plate #’s and vehicle descriptions. The RCMP constable recommended that we all keep calling in our complaints and observations to the RCMP business number 250-495-7236. Good effort everyone.
Mark McKenney, President, AMCS
In the past two days I have had a couple of residents inform us that a white pickup truck was cruising the neighbourhoods looking at houses. A resident spoke to the owner of the truck today (an even got his name). It is a sub-contractor of a gutter installation company that was asked by two reputable contractors on the mountain to estimate how many homes on the Mountain could benefit from having rain gutters installed. This person has left a business card at some homes. Perhaps with the intent of marketing gutters at some future time.
So we don’t think this vehicle is a threatening one. Thanks to those alerting the community, and the resident that got to the bottom of the “white truck mystery vehicle”. When we see strange things we should let our neighbours know about it. BRAVO.
Mark McKenney, President, AMCS
Report from a resident on Eagle Place around 11:30 this morning….Just had a very suspicious white pick up truck in our driveway a few minutes ago. I reported to RCMP. The driver was male approx. 30 yrs wearing a baseball cap. He drove really slowly taking a good look. Because there are no tire tracks on the driveway today and I had no lights on upstairs, he probably thinks this place is empty. I did go outside however I am not sure he saw me. Please notify others and keep a lookout for this vehicle.
Another neighbour also mentioned that a similar truck entered their driveway on Raven Hill Rd….. clearly someone is casing out properties. Everyone should be on guard.
RCMP number is 250-495-7236
Mark McKenney, AMCS President
I’m not sure if some folks haven’t seen the announcement of our next Live at the Summit concert – which is next Saturday Nov 18th; featuring John Johnston and his son from Castlegar. We’ve sold 30 tickets so far, which is off from our usual attendance of 50+. If you are interested in joining in on a fun evening of entertainment, give Mark a call or send an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your tickets. You can pick them up before at Mark’s house, or at the door. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts 7:30 Sat night.
A small cat white with grey markings has been hanging around the barn on
Long Joe Road. If you are missing this cat, phone Doreen at 280-495-7665.
On Thursday night there were two break ins and a suspicious vehicle entered a third property on the Anarchist Mtn. One home in the Nine Mile Rd area had a break in with many items stolen, and a second home on Raven Hill Rd. was entered but the perpetrators were scared off by the resident, who happened to be home. These occurred between 11 and 3 am. Some reports are of a white car, with Alberta license plates seen in the area. Keep an eye out for this vehicle.
This marks about 5 – 6 break ins on Anarchist Mtn in the past 6 weeks. Please be on the watch for suspicious activities, and vehicles that appear to be scouting out properties etc. If you see suspicious activity call the RCMP. They are fully aware of these crimes, as they have all been reported to police. Everyone needs to be vigilant until these bad guys decide to go away or get caught. Or both.
Mark McKenney, President 1-250-495-4592