More people fall during our cold, Canadian winter than during any other season. No one is immune to falls, yet the consequences of falls differ markedly across age groups. At 25, you may only injure your dignity; at 45, you may break your wrist; and above 65, you may suffer a serious fracture or head injury. Nevertheless, it takes but a second, and a fall for anyone could mean long-term rehabilitation, permanent disability, or death.
When weather gets treacherous, take these steps to keep safe:
This is just one of the examples of consumer complaint calls received by E-Comm, B.C.’s largest 9-1-1 centre, in 2018.
A few others include a retailer not accepting a return of shoes without the original box or a gas station attendant putting the wrong type of fuel in a vehicle as E-Comm released its annual top 10 list of calls that don’t belong on 9-1-1 and is again imploring people not to tie up lifelines.
“This type of call ties up our ability to help people with real emergencies,” said call taker Heather Andrews, who handled the number one call on this year’s list.
Interior Health realizes the holiday season can often be viewed as a time filled with fond childhood memories, happy family traditions, and joyful events.
Although most of us have some happy times during the holidays, many of us also experience more difficult emotions, such as loneliness, stress, depression, and anxiety.
Another winter storm is brewing for most of the major highways in Southern BC, including Highway 3 the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass said Environment Canada Thursday.
The storm is due to an approaching low-pressure system will track inland Thursday and across the BC interior into the evening, including the Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake regions.
“Heavy snow will persist today before tapering to flurries this evening,” Environment Canada said. “Snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm can be expected by this evening.”
Concerned citizens upset over the potential logging of private lands surrounding Cottonwood Regional Park and the Nelson Nordic Apex Ski Trails jammed the Rod and Gun Club Wednesday night to formulate a plan on how to stop the owner from continuing to rape the hillside south of Nelson.
A large tract of protected lands stretches between Nelson and Creston, including areas managed by the Province of British Columbia and the Darkwoods Conservation Area, owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Yet one area within Darkwoods — the Next Creek watershed — remains unprotected.
This is about to change, as NCC is one step closer to purchasing the land with $650,000 in support from Columbia Basin Trust.
Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass for Monday evening and into Tuesday.
Environment Canada said A moist Pacific frontal system is set to swing over southern BC Monday evening bringing snow as well as hazardous winter conditions.
“Heavy snow will develop this evening over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass (with) total snowfall amount of up to 35 cm can be expected over the pass by Tuesday afternoon,” Environment Canada said. “The heavy snow will ease late Tuesday as the system moves into Alberta.”
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Greater Trail Victim Services Program works closely with the RCMP to offer victim services to people in the region who may have experienced trauma because of crime or another disturbing event.
The program has recently taken a more active role in finding clients in need of support rather than relying solely on referrals from the RCMP and other first responders. The result is a dramatic increase in the number of clients from 15 per month to over 70.
Police have arrested a Trail man after seizing drugs, money and a weapon, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On Dec.13, at 5:55 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unit of Trail and Castlegar, along with the assistance of Trail GD members, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at an address located on the 800 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail," Wicentowich said in a press release Monday, addign that a male suspect was subsequently taken into custody.