Residents along creeks and streams are breathing a sign of relief after a weekend of flooding and evacuations that hasn’t been seen here in years. Water levels are dropping and more people are being allowed to go home and will be checking out the damage. While water levels have gone down, we’re being told to stay well back from the edges of creeks and streams as the banks could be undermined. For the latest info on closures, evacuations and boil water notice, go to http://cordemergency.ca
Disaster Financial Assistance is available those who may have been impacted from the flooding. It’s for home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies who are not to get insurance to cover disaster-related losses. Application forms and the fine print are online at http://www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance
EMERG PREPARE 630/8
Kind of timely in the wake of the weather here last week, that THIS week is Emergency Preparedness Week. Do you have ‘Go Bag’ in case you need to leave your home in a hurry? You can get all the info you need on the regional district’s website http://www.cordemergency.ca
The Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP have been investigating a suspicious blaze that happened early Saturday. Crews found a broken glass door and fire in the building in the 1500 block of Banks Road. There was no one inside and there were no injuries. And the BC Safety Authority will be helping Kelowna Fire Department determine the cause of a blaze Saturday night. A building in the 1800 block of Broadview Road was heavily damaged. KFD says the lone occupant was able to get out unharmed thanks to a working smoke detector.
Ahead of tomorrow’s provincial election, students throughout BC are wrapping up 2 days of voting today. 180-thousand kids have been casting ballots in a ‘mock’ vote for the candidates running where their school is located. More than 12-hundred schools are taking part making it the largest Student Vote program ever in BC.
Is a full blown trade war about to erupt between Canada and the United States. Prime Minister Trudeau says he’s considering placing import duties on unspecified U-S goods after the States announced it would impose a penalty on Canadian softwood. However the Trump administration says the Canadian threats won’t change its mind in the softwood dispute.
In the NHL playoffs Nashville beat St. Louis 3-1 so will move on to the next round winning 4 games to 2.
And in Edmonton, the Oilers plucked the Ducks 7-1 to force a 7th game Wednesday in Anaheim.
Tonight, Washington plays Pittsburgh with the Penguins up 3-2.
The Blue Jays beat Tampa 2-1 yesterday. They start a home series against Cleveland this afternoon.
Brian Harman made four birdies over his final seven holes, including 28-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win the PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship.