Injured Skier Rescued from 5 Mile basin area near Nelson

TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC, Canada –  (Nelson Search & Rescue) Nelson SAR was called out in early afternoon for a medical evacuation from 5 mile basin located behind Wh2o Ski Hill.

The area was unsuitable for a landing so the team performed a hover entry of one subject and transported to BCEHS at the Nelson airport. Nelson Search and Rescue Photo.
The area was unsuitable for a landing so the team performed a hover entry of one subject and transported to BCEHS at the Nelson airport. Nelson Search and Rescue Photo.

A well-equipped ski group was enjoying the area and the good conditions when a member of the group suffered a fall resulting in a knee injury.

Due to the location and difficulty to get their injured member out of the valley before dark, Search and Rescue was called to assist.

NSAR accessed the area by helicopter to retrieve the subject. The area was unsuitable for a landing so the team performed a hover entry of one subject and transported to BCEHS at the Nelson airport.

This group was from out of country and they did try to evacuate the subject on their own fearing a rescue bill. Before things got out of hand they were assisted by a local who educated them that in Canada such rescues are “no charge”.

Nelson SAR and BC SAR Association would like the public to know that we do not charge for rescue in Canada.

This time of year darkness comes early and situations in the backcountry can compound quickly. If you are in need of help, make the call right away. Always error on the side of safety.

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Frosty Clear Morning on Kootenay Lake – weather report

Warmer weather on the way with snow in the forecast for the remainder of the week.

Webcam Photo Sunday 8:45 AM Jan 3: The Kuskanook Harbour Society

Weather Report Issued: 5:00 AM MST Sunday 3 January 2016 by Environment Canada

MORE WEATHER AND TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR SOUTHEAST BC

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Coroners still needed to fill B.C. vacancies

The B.C. government is still looking in all corners of the province for Coroners as reported last month.

TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada – Community coroners are needed in eight different locations: Kamloops, Vernon, Vancouver/Lower Mainland, Port Alberni, Nelson/Trail, McBride/Valemount, Prince Rupert and 100 Mile House.

The job posting says: The BCCS is seeking mature, compassionate and community minded individuals to work as Coroners on an “as and when required” basis and pays $25 per hour .

The BC Coroners Service is responsible for determining the circumstances of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in the province. The BCCS is seeking mature, compassionate and community minded individuals to work as Coroners on an “as and when required” basis. These unique positions offer an opportunity for individuals to use various skills in serving their communities in a high profile role. In this role you will conduct a preliminary investigation into all unnatural, sudden and unexpected deaths in the designated area you serve.

The job postings close on Jan. 10, 2016.

Human Resources for the B.C. Public Service

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Join Soul Fire Dance for the new winter sessions of dance!

Join Soul Fire Dance for the new winter sessions of dance!
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6:30-7:45 Smooth, Silky & Strong
This dance embraces a strong and feminine essence rooted in Oriental Dance.
Class suitable for all levels7:45-9:00 Shakti Fusion Belly Dance
This intermediate level class integrates stylizations from classical Indian Dance with elements of fusion belly dance.

Also, this Tuesday, January 5 from 6:30 -8 is Belly Dance conditioning and intro to classical Indian dance elements for $12.

$120 per 11 week session or $225 for both classes, Drop-in $12

Tuesdays, Jan 19 – April 5, no class March 22

Please bring a mat and water. Studio is a scent free environment

Registration and Information:
250-226-SHAK
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Homes Evacuated after vehicle hits house and breaks gas line

TMTVNEWS.COM, (NFR) On Friday the Nelson Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a house on Perrier Road.  Both on duty members responded immediately with four additional members responding from home.  As the initial crew was leaving the station they were advised that the gas meter had possibly been struck as well.

When the first crew arrived on scene they discovered that the gas meter had been sheared from the house and that natural gas was flowing freely from the pipe.  After conducting their initial size up they were advised that there was an elderly female still inside the house.  The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to control the flow of gas and conduct a search of the inside of the house to remove any occupants.  The Nelson Police Department members evacuated the nearby residences.

With the protection of a fire hose the crew was able to safely shut off the valve that was below meter to stop the flow of gas.  There was still a significant amount of natural gas inside the house and the removal of the occupant was of high priority.  When the second crew arrived on scene to provide back up protection the first crew entered with their self contained breathing apparatus and was able to locate and remove the occupant to the care of ambulance crew.

Nelson Fire Rescue responded to the incident with two fire engines. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.  Damage is estimated at $10000.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the RCMP.

Nelson Fire Rescue would like to thank the Nelson Police Department, BC Ambulance Service, RCMP, and Fortis Gas for their assistance and response to this incident.  All agencies played an important part in the safe outcome.

Nelson Fire Rescue Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that if they smell natural gas to get out of the house and call 911.

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2.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Nelson BC

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TMTVNEWS.COM – There was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake in the middle of Kootenay Lake, 34 km east of Nelson at a depth of 13.5 km (8.4 Miles) depth, that was reported by the USGS on December 31. No damage reported. The quake was reported to be in the middle of Kootenay lake just east of the community of Boswell BC.

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by the US Congress in 1977. They monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquakes.

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M 2.9 – 34km E of Nelson, Canada Time Location 49.467°N 116.808°W Depth13.5 km

Nearby Cities

  1. 34km (21mi) E of Nelson, Canada
  2. 75km (47mi) W of Cranbrook, Canada
  3. 189km (117mi) N of Hayden, Idaho
  4. 194km (121mi) N of Post Falls, Idaho
  5. 478km (297mi) NW of Helena, Montana

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Time

  1. 2015-12-31 12:09:14 (UTC)
  2. 2015-12-31 04:09:14 (UTC-08:00) in your timezone

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This story originated & posted by TMTVNEWS.COM 7 AM Jan 2, 2016

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Quitting? Head to your pharmacy for free help, more choices

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, all you need to do is visit your local pharmacy.

TMTVNEWS.COM – As of Jan. 1, 2016, smokers who want to quit no longer need to call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to join the British Columbia Smoking Cessation Program. Instead, they can join the program and access free nicotine replacement therapy products just by visiting any community pharmacy in the province.

The program is adding more nicotine replacement choices for people trying to quit. Smokers now have the option of choosing nicotine lozenges or inhalers, as well as nicotine gum and the nicotine skin patch previously paid for by the program.

“We changed the program to make it easier for people who are trying to quit smoking, or trying again,” said Lake. “I have seen friends and family struggle to break their terrible addiction to cigarettes. I hope this improved program helps others avoid the same struggle and the health problems that come from smoking.”

Community pharmacies in every region of British Columbia are ready to help people sign up, starting New Year’s Day.

“We’re happy to help people who want to make 2016 the year they quit smoking,” said Geraldine Vance, CEO of the BC Pharmacy Association. “Community pharmacists are accessible and committed to helping patients live healthier lives.”

The new nicotine replacement therapy options were added to the program after the Ministry of Health held a request for proposals from interested suppliers. The successful bid was from Johnson and Johnson Inc., for Nicorette- and Nicoderm-brand products.

“We’ve cooperated closely with the Smoking Cessation Program for years, helping people get the support they need to quit. These changes are smart improvements to an already effective program,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of the B.C. Lung Association. “After people pick up their free nicotine replacement products, I encourage them to contact Quit Now, our free support program for people trying to quit smoking or other tobacco use.”

B.C.’s Smoking Cessation Program has helped thousands of British Columbians work toward a tobacco-free life. It covers nicotine replacement therapy products, as well as the prescription drugs Champix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion).

Since it began in 2011, the Province has invested more than $38 million into the program. More than 187,000 have used the program to try to quit. That’s 25% of British Columbians who smoke.

Recent evaluation of the program’s nicotine replacement therapy shows it helps people attempt to quit, and to be successful.

The Ministry of Health completed a survey this year of 3,000 smokers who used nicotine replacement therapy as part of the program. More than a quarter of the people surveyed had quit smoking. More than half had managed to quit for a month or longer, an important step toward becoming smoke-free for life. Three-quarters smoked less after participating in the program, and 65% agreed the program helped or is helping them try to quit smoking.

The survey is available here: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/pharmacare/pharmacare-publications#studies

“Best of luck to everyone trying to quit, and congratulations on taking this important step toward improving your health. You’re also protecting the health of your family, as second-hand smoke causes numerous health problems, especially in infants and children,” added Lake. “If you’ve tried to quit before, try again. Research shows most smokers have to try quitting more than once to be successful.”

Each year, more than 6,000 British Columbians die from the effects of tobacco use. Tobacco use is the single most-preventable cause of disease and death in British Columbia.

SOURCE: BC GOVERNMENT

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Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories for 2015

A Year in Review

Canadians had plenty to “weather” in 2015 as Mother Nature either froze, buried, scorched, blew or frightened us at various times throughout the year. We endured weather bombs, nor’easters, a growing super El Niño, deluges and expensive hailers. Rarely have we seen a year with such a variety of weather contrasts from coast-to-coast. And while property damage from weather cost insurers and governments millions and the economy billions, this year we were spared devastating hurricanes, had fewer tornadoes and experienced less weather-related personal injuries and fatalities.

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1. Record Cold Winter in the East
2. Forests Blazing in the West
3. dry to Almost Disastrous in the West
4. Maritime Snowmaggedon
5. Record Hot Dry Summer across BC
6. The Prairie’s Stormy Summer
7. Super Bowl/Groundhog Day Storm
8. BC’s Big August Blow
9. Maritime’s Valentine Storm … A White Juan-a-be
10. January in July for St. John’s

SOURCE: ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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