The Agassiz RCMP detachment will finally be getting a picnic table for its staff, thanks to funds from the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz RCMP finally able to get outdoor picnic table

Funds from Harrison and Kent will allow the detachment to purchase the outdoor seating area

Agassiz RCMP members and its civilian staff will finally be able to have a place to sit outside, thanks to contributions from the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs.

According to Sgt. Darren Rennie in an email to Harrison staff, the Agassiz RCMP have been trying to get enough money for a year-round picnic table for the last four years, so employees would be able to take their breaks outside.

“Since I have been here I have run over budget and have not been able to fulfill this somewhat easy request made by the employees,” Rennie wrote in the email.

At the beginning of June, Rennie approached Kent CAO Wallace Mah about funding for the picnic table. Mah said the district would be willing to provide $500 for the table if Harrison and Popkum also contributed.

During Monday night’s council meeting (June 17), Harrison council also agreed to put in $500 for a picnic table.

With funds between $1,000 and $1,500, Rennie said, the RCMP should be able to purchase a table that will withstand Agassiz’s weather and last for years into the future.

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