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Nurse attacked at Kamloops hospital

Nurse attacked at Kamloops hospital

A second health professional in a few days was assault by a patient said the BC Nurses’ Union in a statement.

Sunday (December 7) an experienced nurse was brutally assaulted while working at the Hillside Centre at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The assault happened within days of vicious attack on doctor at the hospital in Penticton.

UPDATED: RCMP officer shot in Kamloops now conscious

UPDATED: RCMP officer shot in Kamloops now conscious

RCMP Media spokesperson, Cpl. Cheryl Bush, said Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud, of Kamloops RCMP, continues his recovery following the shooting incident that occurred on (Wednesday) December 3rd.

"Although still in intensive care, Cpl. Michaud is now conscious and able to speak to his family," Cpl. Bush said.

"His medical progress is very uplifting news for his family, colleagues, and the community as a whole."

Cabinet appoints three to Forest Practices Board, including Nelson's Marlene Machmer

Nelson's Marlene Machmer appointed to Forest Practices Board.

Nelson's Marlene Machmer, R.P.Bio, is one of three members appointed to the Forest Practices Board by the BC Cabinet.

Angeline Nyce, RPF, and current board member Bill Dumont, RPF, reappointed to a two-year term, joins Machmer on the board.

Nyce and Machmer are appointed to two-year terms.

"I am very pleased to see Bill Dumont reappointed, and I welcome Marlene Machmer and Angeline Nyce to the board," said board chair, Tim Ryan.

BC shutout of Donner Canadian Foundation Awards

BC shutout of Donner Canadian Foundation Awards

Seven non-profit social service agencies were recognized as the best-run in Canada and shared $60,000 in prize money, the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services recently announced.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre (Calgary, Alta.) won the $5,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management and the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services,which goes to the highest-performing agency overall.

Slow Down Move Over regulation protects roadside workers

Failing to slow down can result in a $173 ticket and three penalty points. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's a change that will make every flagger smile from ear to ear.

The B.C. government has instituted a change to the Motor Vehicle Act regulation to simplify the Slow Down Move Over rule, making it safer for roadside workers.

The new regulatory amendment will simplify the Slow Down Move Over requirement so that it includes all vehicles displaying a flashing red, blue or yellow light.

This will make it easier for drivers to know the rules of the road, as they will no longer have to check to see if the flashing light is on an "official vehicle".

UPDATED: Suspect in custody after policeman shot in Kamloops

UPDATED: Suspect in custody after policeman shot in Kamloops

A suspect in connection with the Wednesday morning shooting of a Kamloops RCMP officer has been taken into custody without incident.
 

Princeton RCMP hunt for armed suspect who robbed CIBC Monday

RCMP released a photo of the suspect believed to have robbed the Princeton CIBC Monday. — Submitted photo

RCMP in Princeton is on the lookout for an armed male who robbed the CIBC Monday afternoon.

Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. Monday (December 1) of a robbery at the CIBC located at 226 Bridge Street.

The initial investigation suggests that a lone male suspect entered the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A Police Service Dog established a track but the suspect could not be located.
 
The suspect is described as:

B.C. immortalizes national hero Terry Fox

Every year Nelsonites join fellow Canadians across the country to raise money to support cancer research in Canada. — The Nelson Daily file photo

He's one of Canada's most iconic and inspirational  citizens- a symbol of hope, courage and determination in the fight  against cancer, and yesterday, the B.C. government legislated a day in his name.

With the passing of the Terry Fox Day Act in the B.C. legislature, the second Sunday after Labour Day will now be officially known as Terry Fox Day. This is also the date of the hundreds of annual cross-Canada Terry Fox Runs commemorating Fox's Marathon of Hope.

Avalanche warning throughout BC interior

Avalanche warning throughout BC interior

Avalanche Canada is issuing a special public avalanche warning for the mountains of BC’s interior, including the North Rockies, Cariboos, North Columbia, South Columbia, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South Rockies, and Lizard Range and Flathead. This warning applies to recreational backcountryusers and is in effect from Friday, November 28 to Monday, December 1.

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