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Double knifing in group fight in Revelstoke

TMTVNEWS.COM REVELSTOKE BC CANADA – RCMP are hoping security camera images and witness interviews will lead to the arrest of a knife-wielding assailant in a gang brawl.

Police were called to the Victoria Road 7-Eleven just after 2:30 a.m. Friday where five men from Saskatchewan were attacked by about a dozen other adult males.

One of the Saskatchewan visitors was stabbed in the back while another suffered minor cuts to his face and hand.

RCMP say the hostilities are believed to have started outside the Traverse Nightclub, continued at the Lordco parking lot, then culminated at the convenience store.

The man with the knife is described as Caucasian, about 5’8″ tall, with short hair and a goatee.

He was wearing a grey, zipper hoodie and blue jeans.

The group from Saskatchewan is in the area for snowmobiling.

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Jingle Express on the rails in Fruitvale BC & Silver City Night in Trail BC

TMTVNEWS.COM – The Jingle Express will be running this Saturday and event sponsors gathered in Fruitvale today.

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Pictured left to right are: Jessica Sperry from McEwan & Co. Law Corporation, Sheana Green of Columbia Power, Kathy Bruce from Retrieve Technologies, Marja Taussi of Hall Printing, Councillor Bert Kniss of the Village of Fruitvale, Ingrid Hope of Hall Printing and Rebecca Weatherford of ATCO Wood Products.

This Saturday, December 5, the Jingle Express will once again offer free train rides for children and families as part of Fruitvale’s annual community Christmas event– Jingle Down Main. Owned by ATCO Wood Products, the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway train will run from Fruitvale to Beaver Falls and back for a 45 minute round trip, with departures beginning at 9:00 am. A hugely popular activity, the Jingle Express is supported by a number of sponsors:

  • ATCO Wood Products
  • Powertech Electric
  • Columbia Power Corporation
  • McEwan & Co. Law Corporation
  • Regional District Kootenay Boundary Area A
  • Retriev Technologies
  • HUB International Insurance
  • Hall Printing

For more information about Jingle Down Main and the Jingle Express, please visit http://village.fruitvale.bc.ca/content/community-events

Silver City Night is happening this Saturday – December 5

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The City of Trail’s annual Silver City Night is happening this Saturday – December 5 – and Columbia Power is a proud sponsor of the event. Activities for the day get underway at noon with a winter market that includes craft-making for children and an outdoor marshmallow roast followed by Santa’s Candy Parade at 4:00 pm. Pictured are Frank Marino, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Services for Columbia Power and Andrea Jolly, Communications and Events Coordinator with the City of Trail. For more information about Silver City Night, please visit www.trail.ca.

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE FIRE

TMTVNEWS.COM – (NPD) On December 2, 2015 at approximately 1230 am Nelson Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Josephine St. Nelson Fire Rescue responded and put out the fire which originated from the cab area of a White 2012 Ford F 350 pick-up truck owned by a commercial company.

Nelson Police Department subsequently undertook an investigation into the cause of the fire which was determined to be suspicious in nature. An arrest was made early on in the investigation with the co-operation of Nelson Police Department and Nelson RCMP members. A number of interviews were conducted with witnesses and area canvas performed which lead to charges of Arson being recommended against a 28 year old male.

The male has been released with extensive conditions and is facing next court appearance on January 5, 2016. The male was not previously known to police, this matter appears to be an isolated incident and there is no need for the public to be concerned or fear additional offences.

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CBC Open House and Food Bank Day 2015 in B.C.

Don’t miss the action on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the 29th annual CBC/Radio-Canada Open House & Food Bank Day at CBC studio across British Columbia.

Millions of dollars have been raised over the years, and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians, who need the services of food banks, have benefited from this annual event.

We are excited to celebrate the incredible generosity of our CBC audience with special live broadcasts in Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Prince Rupert & Victoria, and our annual Open House in Vancouver and Prince George.

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FIRE DESTROYS QUEENS BAY HOME

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Nora Hannon Photo

The home situated on Hamilton Dr. in Queens Bay north of Balfour BC was fully involved when fire crews arrived.

TMTVNEWS.COM – The fire was noticed around 2PM Wednesday afternoon when a neighbour saw flames coming from the house.

By the time crews from the Balfour Harrop and North Shore fire departments arrived, the house was fully involved and were unable to save the structure.

Access to the home was limited due to a long driveway covered by ice and snow causing issues for the fire trucks and Firefighters.

Crews were on scene well into the evening.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation continues. No occupants were home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

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Provincial grants boost sport in B.C.

Hosting BC funding shared by 45 groups in 24 communities. Events include the Panorama Coupe NorAm Cup Series – an alpine skiing event in Invermere, the Western National Championships for water polo in Surrey and the Provincial Championships for wheelchair basketball in Kamloops. http://ow.ly/Vlafo viaSport British Columbia

TMTVNEWS.COM – (BC Government) – A wide range of sporting events at the local level will benefit from over $175,000 in provincial grants, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender announced today.

This round of funding from Hosting BC will be shared by 45 groups in 24 communities throughout the province. Events include the Panorama Coupe NorAm Cup Series – an alpine skiing event in Invermere, the Western National Championships for water polo in Surrey and the Provincial Championships for wheelchair basketball in Kamloops.

The grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are administered by viaSport, the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for the development and promotion of sport and physical activity in the province. A complete list of grant recipients can be found here: http://ow.ly/VhSEo

Since 2004, Hosting BC has invested more than $5 million in community-based sporting events, building B.C.’s reputation as a major sport-hosting destination. Event hosting stimulates economic activity and generates revenues that help support local businesses and jobs in B.C.’s local communities.

The Government of British Columbia has provided more than $1 billion to support sport in B.C. since 2001, including over $50 million in 2014-15.

Quotes:

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development –

“The Hosting BC grant program encourages communities to host tournaments and championships that provide a positive boost to the economy and help train volunteers for future events. These organizations also do a great job of showcasing our B.C. athletes at home and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all residents.”

Sheila Bouman, CEO, viaSport –

“viaSport is proud to see a range of sporting events, from local tournaments to international championships, continue to select British Columbia as their preferred sport hosting destination. The Hosting BC grant program helps provincial community and sport organizations uphold B.C.’s reputation as a world-class destination for exceptional sporting events.”

Quick Facts:

  • Hosting BC funds competitive level events that support long-term athlete development plans for B.C.’s Provincial Sport Organizations.
  • Grants typically range from $1,000 to $15,000 depending on the level of competition (e.g., provincial, regional, national, international).
  • Applications for funding are reviewed by the Hosting BC Review Committee, which is comprised of leaders in the sport and tourism sectors.

Learn More:

viaSport is a not-for-profit organization created in 2011 as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Its mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport throughout the province: http://www.viasport.ca/

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TRAVEL ALERT ENDED – HEAVY SNOW FOR HIGHWAY PASSES

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENDED FOR HIGHWAY 3 AND OTHER HIGHWAY PASSES
Special weather statement in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Heavy snow expected today and tonight.

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PHOTO: Kootenay Pass highway cam

TMTVNEWS.COM, Environment Canada – A slow moving frontal system will track across the BC Interior today and tonight. Snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm can be expected by Friday morning before the snow tapers off.

SOUTHEAST BC WEATHER & TRAVEL REPORTS & UPDATES

UPDATED INFORMATION FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA

UPDATED ROAD CONDITIONS

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Vehicle Fire in Nelson causes $20,000 in damage

An early morning vehicle fire had the local fire department busy

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TMTVNEWS.COM NELSON BC CANADA (NFR) At approximately 12:30 am Wednesday Dec 2, Nelson Fire & Rescue Services responded to a report of a vehicle fire.  Both on duty members responded immediately with one additional members responding from home to the station.

The cab of vehicle was fully involved upon arrival of the first crew. The first arriving crew’s primary objective was suppression efforts to extinguish the fire in the vehicle involved. The vehicle was parked in close proximity to an adjacent building but as a result of suppression efforts there was no damage to any other property.

The fire appears to have originated in the cab of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Nelson Fire & Rescue responded to the incident with one fire engine. The fire was extinguished using approximately 400 gallons of water with foam mix. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.  Damage is estimated at $ 20,000.00. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Nelson Fire & Rescue would like to thank the Nelson Police Department for ensuring the scene remained safe while suppression & cleanup efforts took place.

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to be safe this holiday season & ensure all smoke alarms in your residence are in working order.

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AGRESSIVE FEMALE RESTRAINED, BITES OFFICER DURING ARREST – More Nelson Police News

AGRESSIVE FEMALE RESTRAINED, BITES OFFICER DURING ARREST

TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada (NPD NEWS)—

On November 30, 2015 at approximately 2329 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a call for service to a residence in the downtown area for a female refusing to leave.  Upon police arrival, it was determined that the female was threatening other tenants and becoming increasingly aggressive.  The female was located in the residence and refused to leave as per the property renter and police’s request.  In addition, the female refused to identify herself upon arrest.  As the female was being taken into custody, the female became combative with police and was restrained.  The female was transported to police headquarters where the female again fought with police, biting one member in the leg.  The female was held in custody for a bail hearing and charged with Obstruction, Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer, and Failing to Leave a Premise when requested (Trespass Act).

MINOR INJURIES TO POLICE DURING ARREST 

On November 29, 2015 at approximately 0005 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a call for service related to a fight at a local business.  Upon police arrival, a heavily intoxicated male was observed being removed from the business by staff.  During the arrest of the male, the male became combative with police and was taken into custody.  Arresting members sustained minor injuries during the arrest.  Once the male was at police headquarters, the male again became combative with police and he was lodged in cells until sober.  The male was later released from custody and charges of Causing a Disturbance, Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer, and being Intoxicated in Public are being recommended.

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Certain holiday lights ‘pose serious safety risk’: Health Canada

Health Canada said all seasonal lights manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns “may pose a serious safety risk.”

Lights were sold at many BC stores list available by clicking here

The agency said the indoor and outdoor lights have been widely distributed across Canada in a number of stores under a wide variety of brand names. The affected products include Halloween and Christmas lights.

Health Canada started testing the lights after receiving a number of incident reports. Its testing uncovered hazards in several products, including overheating, as well as the risk of fire and electric shock.

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