Kelowna RCMP are reminding cyclists to wear their helmets after an accident yesterday sent a 20 year old woman to hospital.
Police say she was hit from behind and sent flying into the windshield of another car before hitting the ground.
The car driver stayed at the scene and is helping investigators but police hope anyone else that witnessed the accident will give them a call.
The cyclist’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
North Westside Flood Watch Monitoring
North Westside Fire Rescue members have been responding to some localized flooding in the Valley of the Sun subdivision.
The department and affected homeowners are monitoring the situation in case conditions change.
Sandbags and sand are available at the main North Westside Fire Rescue department hall Station 101 in Killiney Beach (514 Udell Road) for any property owner that might be concerned about protecting their property.
Please contact the department to obtain sandbags at 250-545-1195.
Residents in the North Westside Fire Protection Area wishing to report new flooding should contact 9-1-1 and ask for North Westside Fire Rescue.
Central Okanagan residents are reminded they are responsible for taking steps and having equipment on hand to protect their properties from potential flooding.
Information and pamphlets on flood preparedness including a recommended method for sandbag diking are available from the Regional District of Central Okanagan office (1450 KLO Road) and the main City of Kelowna fire hall on Enterprise Way as well as through links on the Be Prepared page of the Regional District Emergency Program website www.cordemergency.ca.
A former NHL ‘enforcer’ who had been calling West Kelowna home in recent years has died.
45 year old Sasha ‘Pit Bull’ Lakovic was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year.
He only played 37 games in the ‘bigs’, but made am impression – many times with his fists. He also played with a number of minor hockey teams.
He is survived by his wife and 4 children.
Still no word yet from Penticton RCMP or the Coroner on what caused a fatal accident about 330 Sunday morning.
A 35 year old man died when his pickup went through the bridge barriers into the channel by Skaha Lake.
Police are hoping anyone who saw a Grey 2016 GMC pickup on the road around that time will get in touch with them.
A scary time for a motorist in Vernon yesterday afternoon.
It appears that a garbage truck brought some power lines down and they landed on a car.
One person was in the vehicle and had to sit tight until Hydro got there to de-energize the lines.
As the US kicks off a potential Trade War with Canada over softwood lumber, Premier Christy Clark says she’ll be meeting soon with the Prime Minister soon to discuss it.
BC send more than 50 percent of the lumber cut and produced here to the States.
At a campaign stop in the Fraser Valley, Clark said a Liberal government in Victoria would begin pre-purchasing lumber for home-building and initiate more trade deals with Asia.
There’s some good news about this year’s ‘Go Fish’ urban youth fishery program.
About 500 young rainbow trout will be stocked late this week in the Hall Road fishing pond in Mission Creek Regional Parkready for youngsters to once again experience some fishing fun starting this Sunday, April 30th.
Unfortunately due to the unprecedented high water level in Shannon Lake Regional Park, the program there has been postponed by a week.
The Grand Opening is now anticipated for Sunday, May 7th.
Starting this Sunday and continuing each weekend until Father’s Day, June 18th, youngsters can experience ‘Go Fish’ from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hall Road pond. Youth 15 years of age and under may try to catch 25 – 30 centimeter long rainbow trout and are allowed to keep one each day, without a fishing license. From May 6th to June 18th, the program will run each weekend at Shannon Lake.
On Sunday’s, Regional Parks staff will be at the Mission Creek Regional Park fishing pond and starting May 7th at Shannon Lake to help youngsters try their luck in this popular youth urban fishery program.
Staff from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be on hand each Saturday starting May 6th. Volunteers from the two local outdoor recreation partners will also help, with equipment and expert fishing guidance for youngsters as they try their luck.
The Society also offers special ‘Learn to Fish’ field trip programs for school groups at each fishing location on Thursday’s and Friday’s. And each Wednesday evening (6:00 – 8:00 pm) from May 10th to June 7th at the Hall Road pond it offers a special ‘Learn to Fish’ program for families.
The Go Fish program is possible thanks to the support of the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association, the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, the Summerland Trout Hatchery and the Ministry of Environment.
Everyone taking part in the Go Fish program is asked to please respect our park neighbours by parking only in the designated areas or where directed by staff. While participants age 15 and under are not required to have a fishing license for this program we ask that they bring their own fishing equipment if possible, as a limited number of rods and reels are available to borrow at each site.
Golf BC Pro-Am
The upcoming GolfBC Championship at Kelowna’s Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club is now accepting team entries for the Pro-Am Tournament to be played on Tuesday June 13th.
The opportunity is open to amateur players who enter a team of three to be paired with a professional from the Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada.
Golfers will have the opportunity to play the golf course conditioned for the pros.
The GolfBC Championship Pro-Am is one of a number of special events that run throughout tournament week, June 12th -18th.
The link for more info is up on our news blog.
For more information on how to enter a team in the Pro-Am go to the tournament website at www.golfbcchampionship.com.
There are a limited number of team openings so check it out today and get your golf buddies together for a professional golf experience you will never forget!