February 23

Nelson’s St. Joseph’s knows the drill

The staff and students at St. Joseph’s School posted impressive results to win the Nelson Fire Rescue Services’ Fire Drill award.

The staff and students at St. Joseph’s Elementary School posted impressive results to overcome strong showings from other schools to win the latest round of the Nelson Fire Rescue Services’ Fire Drill award. To win the trophy, and the $300 cash prize that accompanies it, schools were judged on their conduct while they exited their buildings. It should be noted that the alarms were activated, without warning, by Nelson firefighters, to simulate the spontaneous nature of fire alarms. The best schools not only knew to be calm and efficient while exiting, but also to ensure all windows and doors were closed behind them. Closing a door to a room helps limit smoke damage in a building and slow a fire’s growth. Nelson Fire Rescue Services thanks the Nelson Insurance Brokers Association (RHC, BCAA, Poulin’s, and KIS) for funding the cash prize and offers congratulations to the staff and students at St. Joseph’s. Anyone wishing to find out more information about exiting a building during an alarm or with other preparation-related questions are encouraged to contact the firehall at 250-352-3103 or visit nelson.ca.

 

Just Posted

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Nelson council gives next council a raise

Size of increase disregards advice of appointed committee

Four-storey development slated for Hall-Front intersection in Nelson

Building will be mixed commercial and residential

UPDATE: Search for missing Cranbrook woman enters third day

The search for a Cranbrook woman missing in the Jumbo Pass area is entering its third day.

VIDEO: Monday Roundup: Aug. 13, 2018

The Nelson Star’s weekly news roundup

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

VIDEO: B.C. brother-and-sister RCMP officers Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition

Courtney and Taylor Callens have become the team to beat

‘Can’t erase history’ by tearing down statues, Minister says

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spoke on the contentious removal of John A. Macdonald

Man seriously injured in Lower Mainland home explosion

Police are trying to figure out what led to a homemade explosive detonating in a Coquitlam home

Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS

Burgers to Beat MS has raised more than $11 million since its inception in 2009

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

If you’ve ever had surgery with anaesthetic you know the coming out of it process can be a treat.

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

Most Read