Motorcyclist Deer Crash
Serious injuries to a 26 year old motorcyclist from Lake Country Tuesday night around 10.
The rider hit a deer near Hwy 97 and CommonwealthRoad.
He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The bike’s a right-off but the rider was wearing a proper helmet.
Flipped and Trapped
Emergency crews had to help a woman out of her vehicle Tuesday night in east Kelowna.
Just after 7, there was a single vehicle rollover in the 14 thousand block of Hwy 33 east.
The 60 year old woman from Vernon had minor non-life threatening injuries.
Earth Day Neighbourwoods
The City of Kelowna’s annual residential planting initiative, NeighbourWoods, is wrapping up for the season with the tree pickup event this Saturday to help celebrate Earth Day.
You have until 3pm today pre-order a tree.
Trees can be purchased online at www.kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods or by calling 250-469-8800 to pay by credit card, or by visiting the friendly staff at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) for cash, debit or credit.
There are small quantities of four different tree varieties remaining including the Ivory Silk Lilac, Northwood Red Maple, Regal Prince English Oak and the Bloodgood London Planetree.
On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, up to 500 trees will be picked up, taken home and planted by Kelowna residents, helping to grow our urban canopy and improve air quality.
Get Stuff Fixed Repair Café!
Do you have a household item in need of repair, but you’re stuck on how to go about fixing it?
The Repair Café could be just the event you’re looking for!
Hosted by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the Repair Café takes place at Okanagan College Trades Building, Saturday April 29th from 10am until 2pm. And it’s all free!
New for the April 29th event, the Okanagan Regional Library will join the Repair Café.
If you’re just starting a project or trying to complete one, the ORL mobile library will be on hand to help.
You can borrow books on site about home repair, small appliances, automotive repair, sewing, and more.
You can also try their electronic resources including: Auto and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, GreenFile, and Consumer Reports.
More details are up on our news blog.
They can even create a library card for you if you don’t have one.
Also back by popular demand, partners Electro Recycle will be at the event once again, offering up a free BBQ lunch for anyone who brings in a small appliance to be fixed or recycled. It if can’t be fixed, you’ll be able to recycle your small appliance or power tool right there.
The April 29th Repair Café will mark the sixth event of this kind the Regional Waste Reduction Office has hosted, and it seems to grow at each offering. The idea is not to come in, drop off your item for fixing, and then come back when it’s done, instead we’re encouraging you to become part of the process.
The Repair Café concept started in the Netherlands and is now part of a growing international network, a celebration of the great things that can be done when we pool our skills knowledge and resources.
If you would like to volunteer your time as a Repair Café Fixer, or if you have something you’re looking to have repaired, refurbished, revamped or renewed, you’re invited to join in on the Repair Café. For more info visit regionaldistrict.com/repaircafe or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office for more info at 250.469.6250.
The City built the Amphitheatre and Skate Park with financial assistance from the Government of Canada with the official opening held in early summer of 2016.
West Kelowna could be getting a soccer dome.
City Council has been told the Westside Youth Soccer Association received a grant from the Province of BC to be put towards the construction of a soccer dome in the community.
The City will contribute $137,000 for planning and design and $333,000 for construction, as well as the land for the dome.
The entire project is estimated to cost $1.5 million.
Staff will work with reps of the association to determine best location and report back to Council.
Wine Trail Phase 2
West Kelowna City Council has been given an update on the design and construction timeline for Phase 2 of the Wine Trail Upgrade to Boucherie Road.
The road upgrade project, estimated to cost $5 million, and related watermain replacement project, estimated to cost $1.25 million, is in the final stages of design with ICBC reviewing the proposed upgrade for safety considerations.
Construction is expected to take up to one year and the current busy construction market is expected to yield unfavourable pricing.
Instead, staff are proceeding with the construction of the watermain works for the Phase 2 upgrade, from Stuart to Ogden Roads, in 2017 and will tender the road construction in the winter to achieve the best pricing, with construction to start in 2018.