Police are hoping you can help find a purse snatcher.
There have been 2 incidents…once Tuesday just before 3pm in the 16 hundred block of Richter…the 2nd Tuesday night around 8:45 at Gordon near Pacific.
The first one had a woman walking in a parking lot…she screamed and attracted attention…the purse was dropped while the suspect took off.
The second had the purse taken from a walker…she grabbed it back but was thrown to the ground.
The suspect got the wallet and threw the rest of the purse away.
The suspect is why, in his 20’s, think build with short, light brown hair.
At the time he was wearing a dark hoody and jeans.
People living on Westbank First Nation IR #9 will need to conserve water until 7 this morning.
This emergency conservation is relative to repairs that are currently being conducting at the IR #9 pumphouse.
The Westbank First Nation Utilities staff will make every effort to perform the repairs to ensure the water levels resume to normal as soon as possible.
All residents are asked to conserve water by limiting household usage for now.
Fortis Power Out
FortisBC has a planned power outage today.
The planned power outage is scheduled for 9am to noon in Glenmor.
It’s for electrical equipment upgrades.
About 480 customers will be powerless.
Tips for planned power outages are up on our news blog…
Tips for planned power outages:
· Protect your electronics, such as TVs, PVRs and computers, by using surge-protecting power bars.
· Conserve cell phone batteries.
· If you have an electric garage door opener, locate the manual release lever and learn how to operate it.
FortisBC apologizes for any inconvenience and will restore power as quickly as possible. To find out more information, visit [fortisbc.com/plannedoutage]fortisbc.com/plannedoutage or call 1-866-436-7847.
It was a colder than usual winter and that could mean you’re getting nailed with a higher power bill this spring.
Fortis BC wants you to know they’re there to help.
Equal payment plans are an option…and perhaps some energy upgrades for your place.
FortisBC has been in contact with each customer that will be affected.
Tips for planned power outages:
• Protect your electronics, such as TVs, PVRs and computers, by using surge-protecting power bars.
• Conserve cell phone batteries.
• If you have an electric garage door opener, locate the manual release lever and learn how to operate it.
FortisBC apologizes for any inconvenience and will restore power as quickly as possible. To find out more information, visit fortisbc.com/plannedoutage or call 1-866-436-7847.
Small Shop Saturday
Kelowna City Council has approved waiving on-street parking fees in the downtown area on Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, Oct. 21, for the Downtown Kelowna Association’s Small Shop promotion.
Posted time limits remain in effect to ensure convenient parking spaces are turned over for new customers.
Sprinkler Building Codes
An update to the BC Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings.
Under the current BC Building Code, sprinklers generally are not required on balconies or in attics in residential buildings four storeys and under, but are generally required in residential buildings greater than four storeys.
The new sprinkler requirements will take effect on July 20, 2017.
The Province is providing a transition period to allow time for the industry to adapt to the new requirement.
Building codes and fire sprinkler standards apply at the time of construction and do not apply retroactively to require owners to upgrade existing buildings.
The BC Federation of Labour has presented a 56-thousand name petition to the BC government, calling for an increase in the minimum wage.
Fed president Irene Lanzinger says they want 15 dollars an hour to lift low wage earners above the poverty line.
Lanzinger says a half million British Columbians currently earn less than 15 dollars an hour, with 60% of those women.
Vernon Kin Track
The court case over use of Vernon’s Kin Race Track has come to an abrupt halt.
The trial between the Okanagan Equestrian Society and City of Vernon will likely resume in the summer or fall.
Ed Woolley for the society says the matter has been adjourned due to a change to a notice of claim.
It deals with the issue of the grandstands which burned down in 2014.
The two sides have been battling over the issue since the society was evicted from the park seven years ago.
Woolley says it’s inconvenient that the case has to be delayed, but he feels it’s neccessary to deal with the grandstand issue.