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Former Fort St. John resident died in Nepal Avalanche


Staff at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver is grieving the death of cardiac nurse Jan Rooks.  According to staff at B.C. Children’s Hospital Rooks was a nurse in Fort St. John over 20 years ago.  If you have any more information about Jan’s time in Fort St. John, please email [email protected]  She and her husband, Grant Tomlinson, were traveling with another couple, and the other three are among the slide survivors.

About 70 people are still reported to be missing following the Tuesday avalanches including three women from Quebec

However, concern about a West Kelowna man, who left last month for a six-week tour of Nepal, were put to rest Thursday, when he called home to say he’s safe.  Matt Adams had plans that called for a hike to a Mount Everest base camp, and because of that it was feared he too may have been an avalanche victim.

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