The family of a 24 year old woman who recently moved to our area from Winnipeg is asking for help in locating her. Elisha Nixon was last seen a week ago in West Kelowna and is known to live a high-risk lifestyle. She’s 5’3”, 120 lbs with blue eyes, dark hair and a large chest tattoo with a heart and wings. If you have seen her, please call the RCMP.
Now’s the time for the annual sign-up in Kelowna if you want to know if pesticides are going to be used by you. The registry is for residential property owners who wish to be informed when commercial spray operations are occurring on next door residential properties. Kelowna has a Pesticide Bylaw that regulates cosmetic, nonessential pesticide usage on residential properties. There is a link on the city’s homepage.
A conservation officer in the Salmo area was forced to kill 2 cougars Tuesday night. The first had apparently been hit by a car and had to be put down. The second, attacked the officer as he investigated a call that a cougar was trying to break into a home. The officer suffered minor injuries and said the big cat was very thin.
WEST KELOWNA POT
West Kelowna council is trying to tighten up regulations on how and where commercial marijuana can be grown. The bylaw amendment requires air filtration and security provisions for commercial marijuana facilities. It also excludes pot from being grown in a greenhouse, nursery, multi-tenant buildings and would not be permitted close to schools, daycares or churches.
WEBSTER BC GAMES
A Kelowna woman is among those that have been named to the Board of Directors of the BC Games Society. Michelle Webster is the Interior Region Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator for the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council. She is also a Technical Director for Kelowna Minor Fastball.
Photographs may lead to better treatment and care for patients in rural communities. UBC Okanagan nursing professor Kathy Rush gave cameras to older patients who live with atrial fibrillation. On days when patients felt healthy, often the images were of something they enjoyed. On symptomatic days, images were of pills or reminders of medical appointments. Rush says the photos can help health professionals understand the everyday healthcare journey of those who live with a chronic condition.
BUS DRIVER ATTACKED
RCMP are hoping anyone with information about an attack on a bus driver in West Kelowna Monday afternoon will call them. It happened at Highway 97 and Hudson when police say a young aboriginal male hit the female driver. He has dark hair and poor complexion and wearing a dark hoodie, dark shorts and white runners. The bus did have a surveillance camera and police are now reviewing it for evidence.
We told you yesterday that a Vernon woman was to go to trial at the end of the month in connection with the death of 33 year old Erin Smith of Kelowna in a traffic accident almost 3 years ago. Crown Counsel says it now expects Lori Vance to plead guilty to charges of impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm. A woman in the car with Smith was injured. Both were nurses at Jubilee Hospital.
A woman and two men have been charged after an armed robbery early Tuesday at the Armstrong 7-11. RCMP later arrested the trio in a vehicle matching the description of one the thieves took off in. They each face charges of robbery and possession of stolen goods. The woman also faces a weapons charge and one of the men, breach of probation.
West Kelowna Warriors edged the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 in the BC Hockey League last night. They’re in Penticton tomorrow.
Vancouver Canucks wrap up their road trip today in St. Louis at 5. Ryan Miller expected to get the start in net.
The red hot Kelowna Rockets have home games tomorrow and Saturday. Tomorrow’s game against Spokane is on Sportsnet at 7 if you can’t make it to Prospera.