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Sun Peaks snow mobilers need to stay on designated trails or face fines say police

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January 03, 2017 - 1:33 PM

KAMLOOPS - After nearly a half dozen incidents of illegal snowmobile use in Sun Peaks, the RCMP are warning users of the consequences.

The vehicles were being used on municipal streets, says Staff Sgt. Doug Aird in a release, which is against the law. There are a variety of fines for operating a snowmobile on city streets, including driving with no insurance which costs a driver nearly $600 for a first time offence.

In addition to roads, the golf course and community walking trails are also off limits for snowmobiles. Riders have damaged the golf course in the past.

Sun Peaks Corporation have also alerted police to the fact people are using snowmobiles in areas on the ski hill, which could be dangerous for the rider and skiers.

“If you have a snow machine, it needs to be trailered to a designated location,” Aird says in the release. “Stay off all municipal roads – the laws are very simple and straight forward and there are no exceptions.”

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