Kelowna RCMP are looking for at least one suspect in a series of 4 break-ins with a common thread that seems to link them. They’ve happened over the past month and involved breaking glass and one business that sells sports jerseys was hit twice. Police have released an image of a person of interest in the 2 break-ins on Enterprise Way. We’ve put the shot on our website news blog and Facebook pages if you can help them out.
Once again this weekend, Rose Valley Regional Park will see more people than usual on mountain bikes. The Spring Classic BC Cup Cross Country Mountain Bike Race goes tomorrow from noon to 4 and Sunday from 9 to 3. The park is still open for general use, but keep your eyes and ears open on the trails.
The labour movement will honour workers killed or injured on the job with events across the country today. In Kelowna, a public ceremony will be held at noon at Ben Lee Park. Last year, there were 144 work-related deaths in BC. 85 were caused by occupational disease primarily resulting from exposure to asbestos decades ago, and 59 resulted from traumatic injuries.
With better weather just around the corner…. really!… this is the perfect weekend to check out what’s new for playing on the water. The 22nd annual Boat Show is this weekend on the waterfront at the Kelowna Yacht Club. You’ll see everything from inflatables to runabouts and power and sail boats. It’s on tomorrow from 10-5 and Sunday 10-4… and they ask that you leave your dog at home.
The Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society is hosting its seventh annual Vaisakhi Parade tomorrow. There will be rolling road closures along the parade route between 11:45 and 3. The parade will begin and end at the Sikh Temple on Rutland Road. We’ve put a link to the route in the news link on the Power Facebook and web pages.
If you’d like to get some unbiased info on the provincial election, set aside some time Sunday afternoon. The meeting will cover things like who the candidates are, what riding you’re in, party policies and where to vote. It happens from 2-4 at 1668 Ellis Street, near Leon, in Kelowna. There will be time for questions and answers.
If you’ve been thinking about a career in law or are curious how the legal system works, head to the Kelowna Courthouse tomorrow for Law Day. It includes a family-friendly mock-trial and courthouse tours. Fire fighters, police, ambulance attendants, court clerks, registry staff, lawyers and judges and community agencies will be there to provide information about their organizations and potential careers. It happens from 10-2 at the courthouse.
If law’s not your thing, maybe you need to get some stuff fixed. You can do it for free tomorrow. There’ll be a bunch of volunteers ready to remedy anything from broken lamps to computers to a hole in your favourite sweater. Repair Café is sponsored by the Waste Reduction office and is at the Okanagan College Trades Building on KLO from 10-2.
The BC Nurses’ Union is asking all candidates running in the election to sign a pledge to promote violence-free workplaces for nurses. So far, dozens agreed including the Liberal, NDP and Green leaders. The union’s also asking for enough nurses at all times to manage care safely, establish standards that protect nurses from aggression and provide properly trained security, 24/7.
Kelowna Rockets are on the road tonight as they try to take the lead in their WHL playoff series with Seattle. They’re tied at 2 wins each after Kelowna’s win Wednesday night. Game 6 will be at Prospera on Sunday at 5pm.
NHL playoffs last night saw 2 more best-of 7’s get underway. In Ottawa the Senators edged the Rangers 2-1. And in D.C., the Penguins beat the Capitals 3-2.