RAFTEX comes to Slocan River

During the long weekend Nelson Search and Rescue hosted the fourth annual RAFTEX training weekend.

During the long weekend Nelson Search and Rescue hosted the fourth annual RAFTEX training weekend. You may have seen a colourful flotilla of 14 rafts paddling down the Slocan River.

This event brings regional swiftwater teams from around the province together to train in rafting operations during rescue events. This type of water craft operation is very specialized and requires a lot of time and experiential training to become skilled at, spokesman Chris Armstrong said.

Teams from Nelson, Fruitvale, Penticton, Panorama, Sparwood, Invermere, Oliver and Kelowna all took part in the advanced training. This year four new members also passed their BC Raft Outfitter Association guides certification.

“Nelson Search and Rescue was proud to once again host the BC Search and Rescue Association sponsored event on our wonderful local rivers,” Armstrong said.

Just Posted

Toronto Police ID Nelson man as naked shark tank jumper

David Weaver, 37, is wanted on mischief and assault charges

LETTER: Beware those towing the party line

Reader Bob Malcolmson questions CORE

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Leafs Roundup: Nelson goes 3-for-3

Leafs beat Creston Valley, Osoyoos and Spokane

VIDEO: Monday Roundup!

Elections stuff, youth homelessness, WEED!

BCTF wins grievance over teacher shortage in public schools

Arbitrator found Chilliwack school district did not hire enough on-call teachers or librarians

Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna

Picket lines went up at 4 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Tolko Lakeview Division in Williams Lake

In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

Five days after the hurricane slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones.

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

EU’s Barnier hopes Brexit deal possible in ‘coming weeks’

Britain is set to leave the European Union in March, but a Brexit agreement must be sealed in coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it.

Earth samples show dust from B.C. pipeline blast not a health threat: Enbridge

Enbridge says earth sampling shows mineral and metal composition is well below provincial and federal standards for urban and residential areas.

Postal services ready for looming wave of legal cannabis deliveries

Legal cannabis is set to usher in a wave of high-value, age-restricted parcels in the mail system, and delivery companies say they’re ready.

Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation’s 4th-largest

No one has won the U.S. jackpot in almost three months

Most Read