A Dawson Creek man, who barricaded himself in a house on Monday, has finally surrendered to the RCMP.The unidentified man locked himself into a residence at around 5:00 p.m. in the 600 block of 99th avenue.- Advertisement -Officers attempted to negotiate with the male throughout the night, but he refused to surrender. People who lived near the incident were kept out of the area during the standoff, out of concern for their safety. The RCMP didn’t indicate why the male locked himself in the home, but are thanking members of the public for their cooperation in the matter.Advertisement The male was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act and has been brought to the hospital for evaluation.More information will be posted if it becomes available. By Energeticcity.ca staff
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This kind of clamping down isn’t just a threat to journalism. It’s a threat to our very way of life. A government operating in secret threatens our free and open democracy. CALIFORNIA leads the nation in many ways. But one of them is not, sadly, in the openness of our government. The Associated Press surveyed the access to public records and proceedings across the nation, as part of Sunshine Week activities, and found that California does a poor job – worse than other states, such as Connecticut and Kentucky. Governmental agencies in the Golden State regularly shut the public out of their proceedings and make documents inaccessible. The study points to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and public-employee unions as the biggest culprits, using their influence to shut down traditional access to government information. This has real ramifications. At the moment, the state Supreme Court is considering an argument that salaries of public employees should be secrets from the people who pay them – the public.