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UPDATE – Still no sign of snowmobiler missing near Revelstoke days after he was last seen

RELVESTOKE — An Alberta man, who is believed to have gone snowmobiling by himself, has been missing for two days.

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Travis Allen Brown, 42, last spoke with his family on Saturday, December 5, saying he was going to go snowmobiling alone.

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His family tried contacting him that afternoon but his cell phone was turned off. He was expected to return to his Drayton Valley home on Monday, but has yet to arrive.

RCMP were alerted to Brown’s red 2006 Dodge Ram truck parked at the Boulder Mountain parking lot.

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Non-perishable food accepted during the CP Holiday Train visit in Nelson

2015 CP Holiday Train will return to Nelson on Monday December 14, 2015

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be in Nelson, B.C. on December 14, 2015. The show will commence at 6:45 p.m. at the railway crossing at Lakeside Park, 1900 Lakeside Drive. It will end at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The CPR annual Holiday Train program is considered to be the longest running fundraising program in North America. The train travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues.

Having said that, the Salvation Army will have a cube van in the vicinity of the show and will happily take any non-perishable food items. Save-On-Foods will also be on location to give out Holiday Treats.

Pedestrians will have free access to the site; however, barricades for motor vehicles will be set up ½ hour prior to the show. There will be a barricade with Nelson Police and Reserve members set up at Gordon Street and Third Street and at Second Street and Kokanee Street. If a Police Officer/Reserve or a member of the train crew is directing traffic or pedestrians, please obey their directions.

The Holiday train is about 1000 feet in length with 14 brightly decorated rail cars.

Please be safe and vigilant around the Holiday train and enjoy this fantastic community event.

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN SCHEDULE AND EVENTS

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UPDATED – SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – HEAVY RAIN & SNOW EXPECTED

Special weather statement in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

TMTVNEWS.COM (ENVIRONMENT CANADA) – 

DEC 8, 2015 – THE NEXT STORM IN A SERIES OF SYSTEMS TO AFFECT SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA THIS WEEK WILL USHER WARMER AIR INTO THE BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERIOR TUESDAY. FREEZING LEVELS WILL RISE CONSIDERABLY THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. MANY HIGH ELEVATION PASSES WILL SEE SNOW DEVELOP OVERNIGHT AND CHANGE TO RAIN AS SNOW LEVELS RISE TOMORROW, WITH
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FOR HIGHWAY 3 – PAULSON SUMMIT TO KOOTENAY PASS BEFORE SNOW CHANGES TO RAIN. ADDITIONALLY ROGERS PASS
IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN AS SNOW THROUGH THE DAY. AS THIS SYSTEM EXITS THE REGION, SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP LATE IN THE DAY WITH FLURRIES POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT.

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SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 20 CM ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY FOR KOOTENAY PASS WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 25 CM POSSIBLE FOR ROGERS PASS.

PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

 

 

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

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CP’s Holiday Train heading west

CP’s Holiday Train brightens communities and warm hearts for the 17th year

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TMTVNEWS.COM – (CP RAIL) Every year, our Holiday Trains travel through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks.

Again this year, the Holiday Train program is encouraging people attending events to bring heart healthy donations. Heart health education and awareness is a tenet of CP’s community investment program, CP Has Heart, which focuses on improving the heart health of men, women and children in communities across North America.

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The two brightly lit trains kicked off in the Montreal area on November 27 and 28 on their way to visit approximately 150 communities. The “Canadian Train” travels west across Canada finishing its journey in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. The “US Train” visits communities across the U.S. Northeast and Midwest, and returns back to Canada for shows in Saskatchewan and Alberta. ​

The concerts are always free, but you’re encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank — either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay in your community.

Sunday Dec 13: Sparwood, Fenie, Jaffray, Cranbrook
Monday Dec 14: Creston, Castlegar, Nelson
Tuesday Dec 15, Radium, Golden

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN COMPLETE SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

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Avalanche Control to Close Highway 3 Sunday

Highway 3 will be closed Sunday for two hours

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Highway 3 Both directions – Road will be closed for Avalanche Control in both directions, 30 km West of Creston (Kootenay Pass) for 27 km, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST on Sun Dec 6. Alternate Route available from Nelson to Creston; Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Estimated travel time 2.5 hours. Next Update at 9:00 a.m. PST, Sun Dec 6. Updated on Sat Dec 5 at 8:25 pm PST.

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Highway 31 Both directions – Rock Slide 17 km north of Kaslo. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sat Dec 5 at 12:31 pm PST.

Updated info: www.drivebc.ca

WEATHER AND TRAVEL ALERTS & UPDATES

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UPDATED: TRAVEL ALERT – HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO MONDAY

Special weather statement continues for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass – Heavy snow continues tonight

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Updated; Sunday Dec 6, 2015 An intense upper disturbance just off the coast of Vancouver Island will move through the British Columbia Interior tonight. It will bring an additional 15 to 25 cm of snow to the Coquihalla summit, Allison Pass and Kootenay Pass before the snow eases Monday morning.

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Further alerts may be issued in the coming days as several slow moving weather systems will bring waves of precipitation, heavy at times especially for the mountain highway passes.

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TMTVNEWS/COM, (Environment Canada)

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be reduced suddenly in heavy snow.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

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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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