ALL DAY BREAKFAST
Canadians will soon be able to order breakfast any time of day at a couple of fast food chains. McDonalds says all-day breakfast will be available at all its Canadian restaurants starting February 21st. Meanwhile A&W says it will have it at almost all outlets by the spring. McDonalds says it has been a great success at the few restaurants where they’ve tried it.
TRUCK STOLEN ARREST
A man and woman were arrested in Kelowna just hours after a pickup was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Vernon on Wednesday. Police here received a call about a suspicious vehicle with a broken window parked around a known problem house. 35-year-old Darcy William Every, of the Shuswap area faces charges of possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. The woman was released but could still be charged.
The worst passwords people used for their online privacy in 2016 has been released – and it looks familiar. Once again 1,2,3,4,5,6 was used by 17 percent of the 10 Million accounts checked by a password management company. In second place was 1,2,3,4,5,6 7 8 9. That was followed by qwerty. Last year’s number 2 password, which was the word password, dropped to number 8.
Students from Okanagan College’s School of Business picked up three podium finishes – including a first-place and two runners-up finishes at Canada’s oldest and most prestigious case competition. The Inter-Collegiate Business Competition is held annually in Kingston and has more than 100 competitors from business schools around the world.
The deadline for nominating outstanding artists, athletes, volunteers, environmentalists, businesses and volunteer organizations for a Civic & Community Award in Kelowna is just 3 weeks away. Categories include Man and Woman, male & female athlete volunteer organization and many more. You can check out all the categories and how to make a nomination on the city’s website.
Crooks have come up with a new way to try and steal your PIN and other info from point of sale terminals. They’re called ‘shimmers’ and are about the size of a small computer chip. They are inserted into a terminal on the back of something like a debit card and stay there collecting PINs when the special card is pulled out. RCMP are warning retailers that if cards start sticking in the hand-held terminal, they should stop using it and get it checked out.
As expected, West Kelowna Council has shelved plans for a new city hall for now and has directed staff to look toward developing a works yard where all the city’s resources can be centralized. The city owns the property at 2515 Bartley Road. As for city hall, West Kelowna now anticipates it will continue to operate at the Mt. Boucherie Community Centre for the next 10-13 years while it accumulates the funds for a new hall.
Looks like the local YMCA will be receiving some provincial money. Local MLAs Steve Thomson and Norm Letnick will be at the ‘Y’ in Rutland this afternoon for an announcement about funding for a work experience project related to child care. They’ll be representing Social Development and Innovation Minister Michelle Stillwell for the project that is a partnership with the YMCA of the Okanagan.
A company that looks at performance and coverage of mobile networks around the world, says while Telus leads in a couple of categories, there’s no real difference between the Big 3 in Canada. Open Signal says Telus, Bell and Rogers are pretty equal when it comes to speed and availability of 4G and LTE networks. Open Signal has a free app you can download and check out the up and download speeds where you are.