It is being called a Terrorist Act by the Prime Minister. Six people died and eight were injured when gunmen opened fire during evening prayers at a Mosque in Quebec City last night. Witnesses say at least 40 people, including children were inside at the time of the attack. Quebec police arrested two suspects in different locations in the area. Authorities haven’t said anything about a motive.
It was a weekend of chaos at US airports that handle overseas flights after President Trump ordered a travel ban for certain people from 7 Middle East countries. It took an order from a federal court judge to put deportations on hold, however there are indications some are still being sent back. In Canada, it took a call between Ottawa and Washington for clarification that people with Canadian passports no matter where they were born, could still travel to the States.
A 30 year old Penticton man was arrested after police found him passed out in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Water street. When they woke him up and found out who he was, RCMP determined he was in breach of bail conditions. He also had a few grams of Meth on him and faces a couple of charges.
Kelowna is getting what the province calls Withdrawl Management Beds. Health Minister Terry Lake says they will provide individual support to help minimize the negative physical and psychological effects of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. The four beds in Kelowna are for youths under age 18 and will be operated by The Bridge Youth and Family Services. The program should begin in March.
A group of Okanagan residents will be trained and ready to work in the region’s child-care sector thanks to a $123,000 grant from the province. The local YMCA in Rutland is getting funding to put up to 12 people through 23 weeks of classroom and on-the-job training to become early childhood educator assistants. When certified they’ll be able to work as an assistant with children 12 and under.
BREAK AND ENTERS
A guy out walking his dog in Glemore saw a man getting into a number of vehicles. He called police. When cops arrived, the suspect took off but was caught after a short chase and officers seized a folding knife, loose change, various keys and gift cards from him. They ID’d him as a 31-year-old Kelowna man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.