Civic officials have been doing what they can keep shoreline areas from being inundated with rising water from Okanagan Lake. What they’re concerned about is property owners that haven’t done enough – or anything. Yesterday’s wave action from the wind apparently didn’t cause any flooding bit it could have brought further erosion and as the lake continues to rise.Emergency officials would really appreciate it if people would stay away from the bladders, bags and walls that have been installed.
Beginning tonight between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. drivers can expect delays along Spall Road from Highway 97 to Bernard for road resurfacing. The mill-and-fill treatment will extend the road surface life by 15 to 20 years. Depending on the weather, completion is expected by next Tuesday. There will be roadwork this summer that will slow you down in some areas around Kelowna. There will be the third phase of the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor between Harvey and Sutherland, a roundabouts at Doyle and Water as sell as Lakeshore and Collette and intersection improvements at Cawston and Water and Spall and Clement. kelowna.ca/roadwork for all the projects. And on the Coquihalla Highway there are 2 major road and bridge construction projects between Hope and Merritt. Crews will be resurfacing all four lanes of the Dry Gulch Bridge south of Merritt, while 30 kilometres north of Hope, the work to build the Box Canyon chain-up area continues. Both projects will intermittently reduce traffic down to one lane in each direction.
We won’t know until later today whether there will be a majority or minority government in Victoria. They are still counting absentee ballots in a number of ridings, including Courtenay-Comox which has been flipping between the NDP and Liberal candidates. As of late yesterday, the NDP was ahead by about 100 votes.
Thousands turned out last night in Manchester as a show of solidarity for the victims of the suicide bomber. The death toll remains at 22, many of them children. More than 50 were injured. The bomber has been identified as a 22 year old who was born in Manchester and his family is of Libyan origin. There have been more arrests today. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the country’s threat level to critical from severe.
West Kelowna RCMP hoping for more witnesses to a couple of weekend accidents. One happened Sunday night about 10:30 when a pedestrian was hit by an SUV at Dobbin and Brown. The driver stayed at the scene. Another happened when a tourist in his 60s tried to cross the highway near Butt Road and was hit by a motorcyclist.
And early yesterday morning police were quick to find a suspect after an armed robbery at the Shell gas station on Dobbin.
This is the time of year when people could be exposed to bats — and the possibility of getting rabies. Interior Health says about 8 per cent of bats that are tested are found to have the virus. 61 people in the Interior Health region were treated for potential exposure to rabies last year.
The NHL East final will go to a 7th game after Ottawa beat Pittsburgh 2-1 last night. The decider will be tomorrow in Pittsburgh.
The first leg of the Canadian Soccer Championship was last night at BC Place. Whitecaps beat Montreal Impact 2-1.
NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48. A cause of death has not been announced, but Orlando Police say there is nothing suspicious at this point. Kennedy went to the Seahawks with the third pick of the 1990 NFL Draft and made his first Pro Bowl the next year.
Blue Jays kicked off a 2 game series in Milwaukee with a 4-3 win.