West Kelowna Robbery
Not a great afternoon for the folks working at Antler Creek Outfitters in West Kelowna.
They were held up yesterday afternoon around 3:30.
Police are still looking for two armed suspects.
The guys went in to the store on Ross Road and allegedly stole several firearms.
Police have been looking for a full sized red Ford F350 that had been in the area.
A truck was found fully in flames at Gellatly and Majoros Road about a 1/2 hour later.
That vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day.
“RCMP Air Services and Police Dog Services were both engaged,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP. “The RCMP helicopter and a Police Service Dog responded to the area to assist in the search for suspects and possible evidence.”
“The West Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS), supported by the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), has assumed carriage of the investigation into both the alleged robbery and suspected arson,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey. “The ongoing investigation has revealed that the pickup truck, recovered torched, had been stolen earlier in the day from a parking lot in the 2300 block of Highway 97.”
Suspect 1 is described as:
• Caucasian male approx. 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall;
• Wearing grey jeans, a black zippered hoodie, white undershirt, dark gloves, dark shoes and a full face ski mask;
• Carrying a dark coloured duffle bag;
Suspect 2 is described as:
• Caucasian male approx. 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall;
• Wearing dark coveralls with reflective stripes on cuffs, ankles and across the back, dark gloves, dark footwear and a pair of sunglasses with reflective lenses;
“Both men are considered to be armed and dangerous,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “If spotted, do not approach either suspect, and call your local police immediately.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
Boil Water Notice Peachland
The District is issuing a BOIL WATER NOTICE effective immediately.
There was a large landslide into Deep Creek above the Munro Forest Service Road Monday night.
It has pushed dirt and trees into the creek creating a lot of dirty water forcing the turbidity to the level of a Boil Water Notice.
BBB Top 10 Contractor Considerations
The winter season, for the most part, has come and gone for another year and your property may have taken a beating since last October.
Now that spring is in the air (technically) that means it may be time to start thinking about the upkeep of your home and yard.
Getting a jump on it now may not be a bad thing as service providers start booking jobs and getting busy.
Do your due diligence before hiring.
The top 10 list of things to consider when hiring a contractor is up on our news blog.
CoK Website Feedback
The City of Kelowna is asking for feedback about its website starting today at getinvolved.kelowna.ca.
The online survey and open discussion questions ask residents to assess the new website on aspects such as ease of finding services and information, ease in understanding the information and the site’s visual appeal.
The survey and open discussion will close end of day April 18.
In 2016, kelowna.ca received more than 5.6 million page views, which is approximately 15,300 page views per day, every day.
Kelowna International Airport will receive $1 million in funding this year from the B.C. Air Access Program for apron rehabilitation.
Funding for the airport will be used for the rehabilitation of the main commercial apron.
The work will ensure continuous, safe conditions for aircraft operations and will accommodate larger and heavier aircraft resulting from growth.
Interior Health and the Kelowna RCMP have partnered to create a Police and Crisis Team (PACT), a mobile mental health and substance use (MHSU) crisis intervention team which provides an enhanced community response to people experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis.
The PACT consists of a dedicated psychiatric nurse and a specially trained RCMP officer who patrols the streets and responds to calls.
The team will assess needs and connect the person in crisis with appropriate services with a goal to reduce repeat MHSU visits to the local emergency department, as well as reduce repeat MHSU calls to the police.
There were more than 4,000 mental health and substance use admissions to Kelowna General Hospital’s emergency department last year.
A loud noise that sounded like a gunshot early yesterday morning at Marshall Field in Vernon, was actually an RCMP explosives unit disposing of a suspected explosive.
The RCMP say a resident found something suspicous on a concrete barrier that looked like a fire extinguisher with something strapped to it like a pipe bomb.
The bomb unit came up from the coast to examine the device.
Robin Hood Flour Recall
The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of E.coli linked to Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a food recall warning advising Canadians of the recalled product that has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
The investigation is ongoing and it is possible that additional products linked to the outbreak investigation may be identified.
Canadians are advised not to use or eat any Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original sold in 10 kilogram bags.
The codes are up on the news blog.
BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548 as these products may be contaminated with E. coli. For additional recall details, please consult CFIA’s recall notice.
Restaurants and retailers are also advised not to sell or serve the recalled product, or any items that may have been prepared or produced using the recalled product.