It appears BC will have its first minority government since 1952. As of early this morning the Liberals had 43 seats and NDP had 41 while the Greens have 3. 44 are needed for a majority. Not surprisingly all three Kelowna area Liberal candidates were easily re-elected. Christy Clark in Kelowna-West, Steve Thomson in Kelowna-Mission and Norm Letnick in Kelowna-Lake Country. There will be at least one recount as the NDP candidate in a Vancouver Island riding won by just 9 votes. Results won’t be declared official for about 2 weeks.
Residents that have been allowed to go home after last weekend’s flooding may have to leave again. Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast beginning tomorrow and with the ground saturated, creeks and streams could rise quickly. There have been evacuation alerts in Lake Country and the Mission Creek Greenway is now closed from KLO to Gordon so crews can work on the dyke. You can get the latest information by email by signing up at http://cordemergency.ca
ICBC and MADD Canada will honour 61 members of the 2016 Alexa’s Team from the southeast district in Kelowna today. The RCMP officers are being recognized for their efforts to get drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs off the roads of our communities. Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 members in 2008 to 2,156 today.
Disgraced Senator Don Meredith jumped before he was pushed. He decided to resign after it came to light earlier this year that he had sexual relations with a teenage girl. There has been word that Meredith would not face criminal charges.
Do you find that there’s too much month at the end of the money? You’re not alone. Accounting company MNP says more than half of Canadians are within 200 bucks of not being able to pay their monthly bills. And another two-thirds said they weren’t sure they’d be able to have an emergency fund.
The BC Safety Authority will be part of the investigation into what caused a fire at the Superstore in Kelowna yesterday. The electrical fire started around a cardboard compactor bin. Employees had it almost out when the fire department arrived. There were no injuries.
NHL last night, in New York, the Senators beat the Rangers 4-2 to win their best of 7 and move on to the East Final against the winner of the Capitals/Penguins series.
Two series will end tonight. The Capitals host the Penguins while Edmonton is in Anaheim. Both series tied at 3 games each.
The Blue Jays bats were dead as they were shut out 6-0 by the Indians.
The Indianapolis Colts will unveil a statue of Peyton Manning on Oct. 7. The next day, their former quarterback’s No. 18 will be retired and he will be inducted into the Ring of Honor during the Colts’ game against the San Francisco 49ers.