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Policing the Fringe Author Announces Vancouver Island Tour


Posted: August 21, 2009

Meet author Charles Scheideman while he signs copies of his new book Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie at the following locations this September:
· Nanaimo Harbourfront Library (90 Commercial Street) on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00pm.
· Courtenay, at Laughing Oyster Bookshop (286 Fifth Street) on Friday, September 25th from 2-4pm.
· Campbell River, at Coho Books (1074 Shoppers Row) on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00am


From 1961 to 1989, RCMP Sergeant Charlie Scheideman patrolled the much of the Interior of British Columbia. This collection of stories includes events that range from the ridiculous to the horrific to the tragic, such as a car chase on Kicking Horse Pass, a climbing accident on Admant Glacier, a landslide in Lillooet, an axe murder in Nelson, a bank heist in Fernie, an explosion at the Williams Lake Stampede, Cowboy Marijuana traffickers in Golden, searching the Quesnel River for lost paddlers, pot growers in Lytton, highway robbers in Hixon and the antics at the RCMP detachment in Prince George.

Charles Scheideman grew up on a farm near Stony Plain, Alberta and joined the RCMP when he was 21, serving in seven different communities in rural British Columbia. After leaving the force in 1989, he worked for the British Columbia government in Victoria, BC, where he still lives with his wife, Patricia. This is his first book.