PRESS RELEASE WEST KOOTENAY TRAFFIC SERVICES/NELSON IRSU
The West Kootenay Traffic Services/Nelson IRSU are pleased to announce that the Kootenay Boundary did not have any serious or fatal crashes this weekend. The roads were very busy but with a large presence of enforcement and the rainy weather, the motoring public stayed safe.
Not all the public adhered to the traffic laws of British Columbia. The WKTS and Nelson IRSU stopped and charged 19 drivers with excessive speed and their vehicles were impounded for 7 days due to traveling in excess of 40 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The highest speed was 167 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone which was a truck pulling a large cargo trailer passing cars. Three impaired driver’s were apprehended with two of them leading to other criminal charges. One was charged with possession for the Purpose of Trafficking for 10 lbs of marijuana and the other with Breach of Probation.
The WKTS/Nelson IRSU will continue to be on the road and through enforcement and education we are hoping to make this the safest year ever for traveling in the Kootenay Boundary.
All clinics are drop-in only. No appointments will be made.
Please bring your Care Card with you.
Flu shots are safe, effective, and provided free for:
People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts
Children, adolescents and adults with chronic health conditions (i.e.: heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, etc.) and/or with conditions treated for long periods of time with Acetylsalicylic acid and their household contacts
Adults with 8MI ~ 40 (defined as morbidly obese)
Healthy children age 6-59 months, household contacts and caregivers of infants age 0-59 months
Pregnant women who will be in their third trimester during influenza season and their household contacts (pregnant women who are in other high risk groups can be immunized at any time during the pregnancy)
Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities
Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of
transmitting influenza to those at high risk of influenza complications
Inmates and staff of provincial correctional institutions
People who work with live poultry and/or swine
People who provide essential community services (First Responders, Police, Fire, Ambulance)
Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons.
Grand Forks City Council had their first ‘real’ meetings on Dec 15.
The morning saw the Committee Of The Whole and the evening brought us the Regular Meeting.
The Committee Of The Whole meeting you can watch here: (this version has much improved sound – you can actually hear the Mayor … in the live version his voice was hard to hear because there were no microphones and he’s still getting used to this public speaking gig)
The Regular meeting did not have the public participation and the gallery was a bit emptier.