BC SPCA Seizure
The BC SPCA has removed 24 small dogs and puppies, and six cats from a breeding operation near Lillooet.
The animals were all suffering from severe neglect.
Many are being cared for in the Kelowna and Kamloops shelters.
Charges of animal cruelty are being considered.
If you’ve even wanted to know what the legal system is all about…and want to do it on the right side of the law…you get a great chance this weekend.
Law Day is set for this Saturday from 10-2 at the Kelowna Courthouse.
You can learn about the legal process, the legal profession and their role in our society.
There’s even a family friendly mock trial, courthouse tours, emergency officials and administrators around to answer questions.
Vaisakhi Parade Saturday
This Saturday, watch for rolling road closures for the 7th annual Vaishakhi Parade.
Sumac Road will be closed from Rutland Road to Keyes Road for the duration of event.
There will be a short road closure for about 20 minutes on McCurdy Road from Rutland Road to Craig Road between 2 and 3 p.m.
Motorists will be detoured onto Aldon Road and Hartman Road.
Rolling closures will continue along Ortt Road, Wallace Road, Sycamore Road, Sumac Road, Friesen Road, and Keyes Road between noon and 3 p.m.
Youth Detox in Kelowna
Young people and their families now have a place to turn when they are ready to stop using drugs.
The Central Okanagan has been without youth detox services for over a decade since the closing of the Iridian Centre.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services, in partnership with Interior Health, has now opened the doors to a 4 bed Withdrawal Management program for youth ages 18 years old and under.
Young people withdrawing from a variety of substances will reside in a safe and supportive environment for 5-15 days.
The program will begin to holistically address the needs of each participant with medical care and informational workshops along with individual and family counselling.
Community support planning will be a key component to helping the young person experience success upon discharge.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services has almost fifty years of history in providing social services to the children, youth and families of this community and nearly 5 years of partnership with Interior Health in offering Adult Withdrawal Management Service and Adult Intensive Residential Treatment. “We have proven our facility to respond effectively and compassionately to individuals who have experienced, or are experiencing, poverty, addiction/ problematic substance use, family conflict, homelessness, mental illness, sexual exploitation, and physical abuse, sexual abuse, or other trauma, ” says Executive Director, Celine Thompson. “We’re looking forward to extending this vital service to young people experiencing problematic substance use,” she says.
Youth can be referred by their physician, counsellor or through service providers including The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, and ARC Programs Ltd. In addition, YD33 will be integrated and accessible through The Foundry when it opens in June. Individuals can also self-refer to the program; full details and referral forms are available on our website.
Peachland water is still rated as poor.
Due to the landslide that happened in late March, Deep Creek is still experiencing wide fluctuations in turbidity as the creek level rises and falls due to snow melt and rainfall.
As a result, and in consultation with the Interior Health Authority, the decision has been made to maintain the boil water order until further notice.
Wear a Onesie
One May 1st…get your onesie on.
CMHA’s Mental Health week is on May 1st to 7th.
It’s a time to encourage everyone to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on issues related to mental health.
A local marketing agency is encouraging you to wear a onesie and collect a loony for every hug get you…so add it to your donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association.