RCMP Constable Nicholas Theoret grew up in 100 Mile House

RCMP officer eager for Houston’s interior climate

New RCMP constable is glad to get back to the interior and to a small town with more community-based policing.

Over 600 km northwest of his hometown of 100 Mile House, new RCMP constable is glad to get back to the interior and to a small town with more community-based policing.

Previously posted in Powell River, Constable Nicholas Theoret is working for the Houston RCMP, but living living and doing most of his work in Granisle.

Policing is kind of a family thing, said Theoret, whose grandfathers were both in policing, one in the RCMP and the other in the military.

Theroet says he always had the RCMP in the back of his mind, but did some trades work and few other jobs after high school and considered going to college for science before deciding to try the RCMP.

Now in the RCMP for seven years, Theoret says his first and only other post in Powell River took a while to adjust to because of the coastal climate.

“I was used to more this kind of climate where you actually have a winter, whereas in Powell River we were lucky if we saw one day of snow,” said Theoret.

Powell River has 22,000 people in the regional area, so Theoret says the size was an adjustment as well, but it was a great place to learn because he had such a large variety of file types, from assault to child pornography cases, he said.

“You name it, I pretty much investigated it. It was a little bit of everything,” he said, adding that they were also investigating files from start to finish with little

input from major detachments that were one or two ferry rides away.

But after almost seven years in Powell River, Theoret says he was eager to move back to a smaller town in the interior.

“It’s just my kind of climate,” he said, adding that it’s taken a bit to adjust back to the slower pace of policing in Granisle andHouston.

Theoret says Granisle is different than what he’s used to, but not a huge shock because it was what he expected when he took the post.

He is already involved in the Granisle fire department and is considering involvement in the Lions club.

On his spare time, Theoret enjoys fishing and archery, and is also teaching himself to play guitar.

Theoret says he hopes to get into forensics further in the future, but for now is enjoying the small town policing.

He says he will be spending most of his two year post out in Granisle, living, working and getting involved in the community there.

“It’s a nice little town,” he said.

 

Just Posted

Coastal GasLink awards contract for camp near Burns Lake

Local residents to be consulted before location is picked

Houston prepares for projected growth

Transportation Master Plan anticipates traffic increase

Houston’s Pleasant Valley Plaza to host information session about bitcoin

Locals will have a chance to ask questions about the proposed farm

Northwest firefighters deployed to eastern Canada

They will help with fire suppression efforts in Ontario and Quebec

Work “well underway” for shared revenue in northwest B.C.

Resource Benefits Alliance developing proposal for the province

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

Police to provide update on case against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

McArthur worked as a landscaper, allegedly concealed the remains of seven men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Most Read