RCMP have arrested the husband of a woman who’s body was found in a burning house on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna almost 2 years ago. 57 year old Kevin Costin has been charged with 2nd degree murder, arson and indignity to human remains. From the start of the investigation, law enforcement had deemed the death of 37 year old Hazel Budiongan to be suspicious.
Two men and a woman were taken to hospital, with serious injuries from a crash in West Kelowna Sunday night. The near head-on collision happened on the highway at Elk Road when one car turned into the path of another. RCMP have ruled out alcohol or drugs, but say speed could have been a contributing factor.
Don’t throw out those election signs yet. We’ll find out later today how the BC NDP and Greens plan to force Christy Clark and the Liberals out of running a minority government. The New Democrats and Greens say they have reached a deal on how to govern BC for the next four years. The Premier says she’ll have something to say today as well.
An evacuation order was issued yesterday for the Tween Lakes Resort in Lake Country, while 18 properties along Wood Lake were put on alert. In Kelowna, log booms were being installed around the eastern end of the Bennett Bridge closest to City Park to reduce the threat of erosion around the structure. The lake rose almost 2 centimetres at its last measurement. Emergency officials say creeks and streams could still rise quickly. As always, http://cordemergency.ca is the place to check for the latest updates and sign up for free email alerts.
The evidence phase of the trial of the trial of three men accused of killing gang member Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna in 2011 began yesterday. However, the judge may not rule on a defense motion to have the charges dismissed until next week. The defense says it has taken too long for the trial to begin.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday and asked the pontiff to come to Canada and apologize for what happened to natives in residential schools. Trudeau says the Pope appeared open to the issue and working with him and Canadian bishops on finding a way forward.
Not the greatest news considering the hot weather. Kelowna’s City Park Waterpark has been closed because high water levels in the lake have started to seep into the mechanical room. But the City’s other two water or splash parks are still open: Ben Lee Water Park on Houghton Road and the Quilchena Splash Park on Quilchena Drive.
RCMP are hoping the public can help them find the punks who slashed the tires on some passenger vans in the YMCA parking lot on Hartman Road over the weekend. Seven tires were damaged. Anyone with info is asked to call the Kelowna detachment or Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Stanley Cup final is underway. Game 1 in Pittsburgh last night, went to the Penguins who jumped out to a 3-0 lead and went on to beat the Predators 5-3. Former Rocket and Warrior Colton Sissons had one of the Nashville goals. Game 2 goes tomorrow at 5.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the NHL All-Star Game next January. The format will once again include a 3-on-3 tournament, as well as the All-Star Skills Competition.
Blue Jays blasted the Reds 17-2 . Troy Tulowitzki had a grand slam home run in a 5-run, 3rd inning.
Tiger Woods is in trouble with the law again. He was arrested and charges with driving under the influence yesterday morning in Florida. Woods blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”.
Legendary sports journalist Frank Deford has died at the age of 78. Deford began working for Sports Illustrated after graduating from Princeton in 1962, and went on to enjoy a tenure of over 50 years at the publication.