Passed Out At The Wheel
A 29 year old Alberta man is facing potential charges after being found passed out behind the wheel on Hwy 97 very early yesterday morning.
The care was stopped in the left lane near Hudson Road.
A passing motorist had stopped to check on the black car…which was not very visible stopped right on the highway.
Police also found suspected meth and coke in the vehicle.
Thrown From Truck
A 22 year old woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries Saturday night after being thrown from a truck.
She’d been riding partly outside the pickup when it hit and street sign and she was ripped from the vehicle.
A 24 year old Vernon woman is facing charges after failing two roadside breath samples…which apparently failed.
She could be facing driving prohibitions, fines and criminal charges.
Exposed at Johnston Bentley
Police are looking to talk to more witnesses after an indecent exposure situation at a West Kelowna pool Saturday night.
RCMP were called after the man allegedly inappropriately exposed himself to others in the family change room at Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre.
Police found the suspect in a change stall.
The 34 year old Kelowna man was taken in to custody.
He wouldn’t tell police who he was…but was ideed by fingerprints and held in custody over the weekend.
Friday Crash at Hwy 97 & Dilworth
A crash Friday night at Hwy 97 and Dilworth may have involved alcohol.
Between 9:30 and 10, police came to the two vehicle smashup.
An 18 year old Kelowna woman is facing potential charges.
An 18 year old passenger, a guy from Kelowna, had non-life-threatening injuries.
Two of four people in the other vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment.
If you live or work downtown and are looking for a good workout…the Kelowna Downtown YMCA is now selling memberships.
You can get them at Town Centre Mall.
The main floor of the new Interior Health Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre is home to the 75 hundred feet of fitness space.
The centre should be open in June this year.
This Saturday…heads up on a lane restriction downtown.
The Kelowna Gospel Mission’s Strides to End Homelessness walk will have a partial single lane closure on Leon outside the Mission from 2-8pm.
There will also be restricted street parking.
Dual Credit SD23
Students and parents are invited to learn how to have tuition paid and earn high school credits while in a post-secondary program.
Dual credit programs are available to students within Central Okanagan School District schools, at Okanagan College, and at the local BCIT campus.
Available programs include:
All entry level trades programs, Health Care Assistant, Education Assistant (CEA) at Okanagan College;
Electrician, Heavy Mechanical Trades, Computer Information Systems Administration at BCIT
Hairdressing, Forestry (Utility Arborist), Auto Service Technician, Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Responder, Firefighting Academy as school based programs
Industry Training Authority where students working as registered apprentices while completing high school.
Details of where and when are up on our news blog at Power 104 dot f-m
The event is Tuesday March 7th from 6-7:30 at the Hollywood Road Education Centre
In accordance with a commitment made in May of 2016, the B.C. government will increase the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour, effective Sept. 15 of this year.
There will also be an identical increase of 50 cents per hour to the liquor server minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger says it simply isn’t enough and will leave a minimum wage worker in an urban centre more than 4 thousand dollars below the poverty line.
Starting toda, every British Columbian visiting an ICBC driver licensing location will be asked to register their decision about organ donation.
To increase the number of people with a registered decision, ICBC and BC Transplant are expanding a provincial partnership to all ICBC driver licensing locations across the province.
Fifty per cent of British Columbians believe they have registered a decision on organ donation but, in fact, only 21 per cent have.
Over 15,000 customers registered their decision on organ donation as a result of the pilot.
Based on the success of the pilot at the Kelowna and 3 lower mainland driver licensing offices, the remaining 14 ICBC driver licensing locations throughout B.C. will start the program.