Emergency officials are focusing on the level of Okanagan Lake as runoff continues from the mountains, but only so much can be released downstream. The lake is pretty full and just a few centimetres away from flooding which means waterways like Mission and Mill Creek could start backflowing. Residents are advised not to remove sandbags yet and we have put a link to a map showing areas that could flood on our social media sites. http://www.cordemergency.ca/map
Heads up if you’re making long weekend plans. The 60th annual Knox Mountain Hill Climb is taking place from Saturday and Sunday so access to Knox Mountain Park will be limited to ticket holders only during the weekend. The off-leash dog park and tennis courts will also be closed.
The school of business at the University of Victoria has released its annual list of the Most Trusted Brands in Canada. At the top for the second year is Mountain Equipment Co-op, followed by the Canadian Automobile Association, Costco, Fairmont Hotels and IKEA. Over 65-hundred consumers rated almost 300 brands.
A woman who allegedly stabbed a young woman in downtown Kelowna, Saturday afternoon will stay in custody. 21 year old Courtney Mae Marciszyn turned herself in and has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault causing bodily harm. The victim suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
If you have a student in grades 2-12, it’s time to get signed up for Camp O-C programs this summer. Since 2002 Okanagan College has been offering week-long programs including things like Minecraft programming, wood and metal fabrication camps, and fashion and cooking camps among others. You can get full info at http://www.campoc.ca
DOOR TO DOOR SCAMS
As the weather warms up the Better Business Bureau has a few tips so homeowners can avoid being the victim of a scam. First, never make a decision at the door, especially if they’re in your area ‘just for today’. Other things to do, check for credentials, ask for references and probably most important – get the contract in writing.
More than 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks are being recalled worldwide due to a software glitch that can cause some of the vehicles’ airbags and seatbelts to fail during rollover crashes. The recall covers three different light and medium-duty versions between the 2013 through 2016 model-years. 216,000 were shipped to Canada.
Kelowna and Vernon residents now have until this Friday to provide input in future management options for wastewater solids. The cities are working together to identify sustainable ways to manage the stuff. You can learn more about the options that are being considered and complete a survey at getinvolved.kelowna.ca
If you want to see a UFO, head to California. The state had reports of more than 16-thousand unidentified flying objects between 2001 and 2015. A boom on reported sightings doesn’t really say how many were unexplained but adds California’s good weather may play a role as more people are outside and able to ‘spot’ things.
NHL East final last night, Phil Kessel got the only goal as Pittsburgh beat Ottawa to tie their series. Later today Anaheim is in Nashville with that series also tied at 1 each
Kelowna Rockets President/General Manager Bruce Hamilton has been named to the management group of the Program of Excellence. He will support and manage the under-18 program, including the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
At Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays’ 5 game winning streak came to an end with a 10-6 loss to Atlanta.
The Seattle Seahawks are looking for a backup for quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll says 2 of the guys they’re looking at are Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.