B.C. artists’ adult colouring book for sale at London Drugs

Some British Columbian artists will have their illustrations included in a new B.C.-inspired adult colouring book that is now available at London Drugs.

The burgeoning fad of colouring books for adults – typically similar to ones for children but much more advanced – has reached London Drugs, thanks to a Kickstarter project from a few Nelson, B.C. artists.

The merchandise buyer for London Drugs, Kenny Vannucci, came across the artists’ Kickstarter campaign to launch their own colouring book and decided the product would be a perfect fit for the shelves of the B.C.-based drugstore.

MORE: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/11/bc-artists-adult-colouring-book-london-drugs/


Nelson Police Department News

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TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada – Nelson Police Department News

Intoxicated, uncooperative male

On November 23, 2015 the Nelson Police Department received a call for service related to an intoxicated, uncooperative male in a local business. The male had been requested to leave by staff but refused to leave and started to become aggressive towards staff and other customers. Upon police arrival, the male was noted to be intoxicated and refused to identify himself. The male became physically confrontational with police and was taken into custody. The male was later released when sober and is currently facing charges of resisting arrest and obstruction.

Male in medical distress due to alcohol and drug consumption

On November 22, 2015 at approximately 2011 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a call for service to a residence in the Uphill area for a male in medical distress due to alcohol and drug consumption. Upon police arrival, the male was located lying on the floor and it was determined that he had injured himself while on the floor. The male was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for assessment and treatment.


Snowfall warning ended for: Boundary, West Kootenay, Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lake

SNOWFALL WARNING ENDED – Nov 24, 2015 Updated information: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

Snowfall warning in effect for: Boundary, West kootenay Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lake. Snowfall amounts up to 20 cm


UPDATED NOV 23, 2015 – Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

TMTVNEWS.COM, (ENVIRONMENT CANADA ISSUED) Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

Snow has begun this morning due to a clash of air masses over the southern interior, where a Pacific front pushing inland from the west is meeting cold arctic air pushing down from the central interior. The snow will continue through tonight and then taper off Tuesday morning.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.




Weather Alert – 15 to 20 cm of snow expected on Highway Passes through today and tonight


Strong northerly winds and blowing snow overnight

Special weather statement in effect for: Boundary, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake

TMTVNEWS.COM, UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Special Weather Statement Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

15 to 20 cm of snow expected through today and tonight.

A low pressure system developing near Vancouver Island has spread snow to most of the highway routes this morning. The snow will initially be light for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector and Kootenay Pass but will become heavy at times by tonight. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm are expected. The snow will ease over western sections overnight and then over Rogers and Kootenay passes on Tuesday. An Arctic front will bring strong northerly winds and blowing snow to most routes overnight.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.




Special weather statement in effect for: Boundary, West Kootenay, Slocan Lake, Arrow Lakes, East Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Elk Valley, Columbias

TMTVNEWS.COM, (Environment Canada Issued) Snow then Arctic air and blowing snow causing winter travel conditions beginning Monday.

The first Arctic outbreak of the season will bring Arctic air, blowing snow and difficult winter driving conditions to the Southern Interior of British Columbia beginning Monday.

An intensifying upper trough of low pressure over the Pacific will develop into a powerful upper low near the Washington coastline by Tuesday morning. As the deepening trough approaches, light snow will spread over the Southern Interior Monday.

At the same time, an Arctic high pressure system in Northern British Columbia will intensify and push Arctic air southward. By early Tuesday morning, the leading edge of the Arctic air – the Arctic front – will be poised to traverse the Southern Interior. As the coldest air of the season arrives, temperatures will fall, windchills will worsen and poor visibility in snow will be further reduced in blowing snow.

Snowfalls of 5 to 15 centimetres are possible by late Monday. The Columbia regions will receive the most snow and further accumulations are expected everywhere on Tuesday. Snowfall warnings may be issued.

The storm will end by Tuesday evening and the Southern Interior will settle into an extended period (4-6 days) of chilly but otherwise weather-less winter days.

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

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

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



Crow and Bear pub in Christina Lake destroyed by fire

Firefighters in Christina Lake did everything they could, but were unable to stop a well-known landmark from going up in flames.


The Crow and Bear pub has been reduced to rubble after fire tore through the building around 5:30 a.m. The building has been around since 1975 and was formerly known as the Time and Place pub. The popular watering hole was located on the main drag of town along Highway 3 and was one of the first pubs in the community.

There were no injuries. Investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.



Cottonwood Falls Park: Out with the old, in with the new

City to remove old Cottonwood market structures Monday; new and improved structures will be in place in time for spring


PHOTO: Gimme Shelter — Mayor Deb Kozak, Nelson’s Eco Society Director and City staff had a last look at the old structures at Cottonwood Falls Park earlier this week. From left, Eco Society Markets & Events Director – Jesse Woodward, Director of Public Works and Utilities  – Colin Innes,, Public Works Supervisor – Karen MacDonald, Mayor Deb Kozak, City Facilities & Maintenance Manager – Peter Sinstad and Nelson City Police Sergeant Dino Falcone.

TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson — In preparation for a beautiful new set of shelters for Cottonwood Falls Park, the City of Nelson’s Public Works Department will be removing the old structures used to house the city’s popular Cottonwood Market.

The work is slated to begin Monday and last a few days.

“This is the first step in preparing the site for some new development slated for the market, and the park itself”, says Colin Innes, Director of Public Works and Utilities.

Innes says the City has a designer who’ll be working on plans for the new structures.

“And those new shelters will be ready to go in time for next year’s market. It’s going to be a terrific improvement to that greenspace.”

The old shelters, Innes says, are essentially beginning to rot away and are structurally unsound.


Generous Heart Brings Lots of Activities to Psych Unit


TMTVNEWS.COM, Cranbrook, BC…    It was a cGenerous Heart Brings Lots of Activities to Psych Unitontest like no other; purchase a car at Cranbrook Mitsubishi and the dealership would award the purchaser $10,000.  The other amazing catch to the story is that the purchaser would then receive an additional $10,000 for a charity of their choice.

For Danielle Evans that choice was a simple one; she chose the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.   EKFH worked with Danielle to steward the funds to purchase a variety of activity equipment and items for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s psychiatry unit.

“There is a long list of items that Danielle’s gift has purchased from cooking and baking supplies, arts and crafts items, a recumbent bike and air hockey table.  Her personal goal of keeping people active while on the unit has certainly been achieved,” says EKFH’s Donna Grainger.

A donation to EKFH can make a difference in not just the physical health of a patient but mental health too.  No matter the size of the gift it is in the giving that truly makes a difference in the work the foundation undertakes.

EKFH’s 8th annual Starlite Campaign will launch on November 27.  To make a donation please visit us www.ekfh.ca and don’t forget to like us on Facebook too.


Volunteer fire fighters shortage could mean huge insurance rate hike


CBC – Residents in a community north of Grand Forks, B.C., could be facing a big hike in fire insurance rates unless more volunteers fire fighters step forward.

Grand Forks Fire chief Dale Heriot says the North Fork area needs at least 10 volunteer fire fighters, but currently there are only three.

“‘If we don’t succeed in getting the ten volunteers, fire insurance rates will probably more than double,” said Heriot. “We need some people in the area to step up for sure.”

MORE: Volunteer fire fighters shortage could mean huge insurance rate hike


Wreckless Racing 2015 Season Recap

pinkbike.com The whole Wreckless Racing crew was able to get together mid-October to ride and film in Crowsnest Pass Alberta, and talk about what is to come in the 2016 season. Looking back on the whirlwind of racing, riding, training and traveling that was the 2015 race season, Wreckless Racing would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the team sponsors and support we received this year. We could not have achieved our goals and the results we did without you.


Although 2015 was the first year as a team for Wreckless Racing, we were able to make our mark on the Western Canadian Enduro and Downhill scene. Darcy Neniska and Aubrey Demchuck were both able to ride consistently over a long BC Enduro Series to land 2nd Overall in the Pro Elite Men and Open Women Categories. Braeden Onciul had a rough start to the DH season with some mechanical issues but was able to achieve his best result to date, narrowly missing the podium at a wild BC Cup Final in Fernie BC.


“This season was pretty fun! Rode tons and made a lot of new friends. I also got a few good results and made a cool edit that I’m quite proud of. I know what I need to focus on for next year and am ready to put in the work to get on the podium!”




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.


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.