Greyhound bus gutted by fire, closing Highway for hours near Golden, B.C.

CBC – Fire gutted a Greyhound bus and closed the Trans-Canada Highway for hours on Thursday morning between Golden and Field, B.C.

The bus was headed east from Revelstoke toward Calgary when it caught fire around 6:40 a.m. MT, according to Greyhound spokeswoman Ashley Sears.

Sears said the driver and all 26 passengers were able to safely flee the vehicle, which was reduced to a charred husk by the blaze.

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The travellers were taken to the Field Information Centre, and a relief bus was sent from Banff to pick them up.

Sears said fire crews were looking into the cause of the fire and Greyhound will launch its own investigation, too.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/bus-fire-closes-trans-canada-near-golden-1.3326333

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Nelson CARES hiring for West Kootenay Seniors Transportation Coordinator

Nelson CARES hiring for West Kootenay Seniors Transportation Coordinator

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TMTVNEWS.COM Nelson BC Canada – Nelson CARES Society is looking for dynamic candidates with great communication skills and experience in community development or community services for the position of Seniors Transportation Coordinator for the Moving Together Project, a pilot of Nelson CARE’s Age Friendly Community Initiative.

The Seniors Transportation Coordinator will support rural seniors to access appropriate transportation resources, educate the public about seniors’ transportation challenges, and work with community stakeholders to improve service coordination.

Interested candidates may request a detailed job description and/or send PDF resume & cover letter to seniorsproject@nelsoncares.ca.

For more information, media may contact: Corrine Younie, Age Friendly Community Initiative, Nelson CARES Society – 250.505.7465

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Pipeline/Pedestrian Bridge Project Gets Under way in Trail BC

Pipeline/Pedestrian Bridge Project Gets Under way in Trail BC

TMTVNEWS.COM – PUBIC NOTICE – Piling and Drilling Operations – November 24, 2015 to February 25, 2016 Rotary Park and the McQuarrie and Columbia Intersection) TRAIL BC

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This notice is to inform residents (in particular those residents in proximity to Rotary Park and the McQuarrie and Columbia Intersection) that Graham Infrastructure LP will be performing Pipe Piling and Soil Anchor Drilling Operations starting Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Work is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, February 25, 2016. The work will take place between the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Saturday. During this time, residents may become aware of vibrations and noise associated with these operations. The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience and understanding during the construction period of the Pipeline/Pedestrian Bridge Project.

Please direct any concerns to The City of Trail at 250.364.1262.

Thank you,
City of Trail

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Strongest El Nino in 15 years playing out in ‘uncharted territory,’ WMO says

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CBC – The El Nino weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency says.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday El Nino was already “strong and mature” and the biggest in more than 15 years.

The phenomenon is driven by warm surface water in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and this time three-month averages will peak at more than 2 degrees Celsius above normal, putting this El Nino in the same league as those seen in 1972-73, 1982-83 and 1997-98, the WMO said.

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Turkey trouble in Castlegar leads to creation of unique road signs

Turkey trouble in Castlegar leads to creation of unique road signs

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Too much turkey traffic forces town to take action

Why did the turkeys cross the road?

CBC -In the town of Castlegar no one knows for sure, but folks did realize the birds were becoming a growing hazard, especially on their daily traverse of Highway 3.

So the city council commissioned a local shop to make two “Turkey Crossing” signs after learning no such signs were commercially available.

City councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff says drivers seem to be paying attention to the new signage.

“You know our tag line for Castlegar is happy ever after,” Heaton-Sherstobitoff told CBC. “We take care of our neighbours and why doesn’t that included our feathered friends.”

Between 30 and 40 wild turkeys have taken roost in a vacant lot beside Highway 3, and locals report seeing them cross the road up to four times a day.

MORE>>> http://www.cbc.ca/…/bri…/turkey-crossing-castlegar-1.3320899

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Health Canada warns of potential safety hazards with some seasonal lights

Health Canada warns of potential safety hazards with some seasonal lights

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TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada – Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks to consumers.

Issue
Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks to consumers.

Health Canada initiated a national sampling and evaluation project to test seasonal lights due to a number of incident reports received by the department. Testing by Health Canada has shown hazards in several products that may pose a number of risks to consumers including overheating, as well as fire and electric shock hazards.

The following recalls have been issued by various companies. Health Canada will update this list if there are additional recalls related to the seasonal lights sampling project.

Product Hazard Identified Retailer(s)
Life at Home® Indoor M5 Multicolour LED Lights (Set of 70) Overheating and fire hazard. Loblaw Companies Ltd – Various locations across Canada
Christmas Light 50 Miniature Straight Line Indoor Light Set Overheating and fire hazard. Dollarama
Halloween 25 Miniature Straight Line Outdoor Light Set Electric shock hazard. Dollarama

What you should do
Consumers who have any of the products identified should stop using these products immediately.

Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with the use of seasonal lights which have been subject to a recall and keep checking the Healthy Canadians Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for additional recalls. Follow the directions in each recall notice as they may vary for each recalled product.

Always read and follow the warning labels on all products, including seasonal light products. For more information on Holiday Safety, visit the Healthy Canadians website.

Report health or safety concerns
If you experience a health or safety problem with any product that you use, report it to Health Canada and to the manufacturer or the retailer where it was bought.

Related AWRs

Dollarama recalls Halloween 25 Miniature Straight Line Outdoor Light Set

2015-11-13 | Consumer products
Recall

Dollarama recalls Christmas Light 50 Miniature Straight Line Indoor Light Set

2015-11-13 | Consumer products
Recall

Loblaw Companies Ltd recalls Life at Home® Indoor M5 Multicolour LED (70s) Seasonal Lights

2015-11-12 | Consumer products
Recall

MORE INFO: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert…/…/55846a-eng.php

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