Public meeting on volunteer fire service proposal


The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will hold a public meeting on Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Heffley Creek Community Hall regarding the proposal to establish a volunteer fire service in the area. The proposed fire protection service will encompass Whitecroft, Heffley Lake, Little Heffley Lake and the surrounding area. Bill Brock, … [Read more...]

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning


Conjure up an image of a drowning person, and you’d probably visualize somebody waving and wailing in the water. In reality, drowning may happen more silently than you think. “It can happen right behind you and you may not know what is going on,” warns Mario Vittone, marine safety specialist and US Coast Guard member. Called the Instinctive … [Read more...]

Know what to do to prevent drowning


Children must be monitored closely in the water. "Drowning is the third largest cause of preventable deaths for children under 10 years," says Glen Cheetham, Kamloops' aquatic programs director. Knowing how to spot a drowning person and how to avoid being a victim yourself is important. Each year, 80 to 100 people drown in B.C., and 500 die in … [Read more...]