Current Conditions


IN PICTURES: Holiday season, crisp weather and a mock disaster at the hospital

Hospital staff executed a code orange drill involving more 90 patients (actors) involved in a train crash and explosion Thursday.
November 30, 2013 - 9:18 AM

KAMLOOPS - It was a typical week in Kamloops, if heavy frost, Christmas carols and a mock disaster are what can be considered typical.

After a cold snap last week, more moderate temperatures greeted us throughout this week but were accompanied by a mix of fog and frost. The weather offered the perfect setting for people to enjoy one of the many craft fairs taking place, finish decorating their homes for the Christmas season and take in the Lights in the Night festival downtown. The official tree lighting ceremony was well attended thanks to the moderate temperatures and hundreds of people descended on St. Andrews on the Square for the event.

This week Royal Inland Hospital also held a mock code orange to assess how well prepare staff is to handle a mass casualty event. About 90 actors, many nursing students at Thomspon Rivers University, joined staff members in acting out a scenario involving a train collision involving upwards of 2,500 people.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • Murder victim found in Kelowna orchard identified
    KELOWNA - The identity of the woman whose body was found in a Kelowna orchard last week has been made public on social media. Kelowna resident Russia Katalina Nicholson was just 23-years-old
  • Nasty weather forecast for Thompson, Shuswap tomorrow
    THOMPSON-SHUSWAP - The Thompson and Shuswap could be in for some blustery weather tomorrow by midday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of strong wind gusts a
  • RCMP ask for help and warns of a possible risk to public safety
    VERNON - The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning the public and asking for their assistance in an ongoing investigation. When a woman reported being threatened by a man with a firearm in
  • Emergency crews respond to Enderby car crash
    ENDERBY - Drivers are facing delays this morning on Highway 97A between Enderby and the Starlight Drive-In as emergency crews respond to a car crash. The collision happened this morning, Oct
  • UPDATE: Missing Kamloops teen located
    UPDATE: 5:06 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 KAMLOOPS - RCMP say a missing 18-year-old girl has been located. All personal information about the missing person has been removed from this
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile