Evacuation alerts were issued last night for a number of properties at the mouth of Mission Creek on the lake side of Lakeshore Drive due to expected gusty winds and the pressure waves could put on fortifications. Okanagan Lake continues to rise, albeit at a slow pace. Yesterday’s measurement put it at 343.10 metres – 2 centimetres higher. It is now more than 60 centimetres above full pool. Earlier evacuation alerts and orders remain in place in the Central Okanagan. As always, your best place for up to the minute information is to sign up for text and email alerts at http://cordemergency.ca
A 59 year old Kelowna man remains in custody after a stabbing incident on June Springs Road early yesterday. RCMP were called to a violent disturbance and found a man with self-inflicted stab wounds on the front porch. They then discovered a woman in the back yard with a number of stab wounds. Both were taken to hospital for treatment, the woman was later released. Charges are pending against the man.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to out-drive the pros, get online to golfbcchampionship.com and sign up. A long drive challenge on June 14th is part of the buildup to the Mackenzie Tour event at Gallaghers. It costs 20 bucks for amateurs and among the pros will be former long drive champ Jamie Sadlowski who’s hit a ball 445 yards!
West Kelowna says drilling and blasting activity for residential development at 3030 Asquith Road in the Smith Creek area will be underway for about three months. The drilling started yesterday and they’ll start blowing stuff up tomorrow. Blasting is allowed Monday to Friday, between 8 and 430.
You’re going to need to start taking coins with you and paying attention to the signs if you’re parking around the hospital. The city has started its plan of installing pay parking and removing time limits on Royal, Abbott and Rose Avenues. Everything, including overnight Resident Only Parking, should be done by June 19.
Christy Clark says she’s staying on as Premier up until the point her minority government loses a non-confidence vote, at which point she will resign. Clark says then it would be up to the Lieutenant Governor to ask the NDP leader, as his party holds the the second-largest number of seats, if he could form a government, or she could dissolve the legislature and call an election. The premier hasn’t said when she will recall the Legislature.
A police standoff ended peacefully in Rutland after almost 3 hours yesterday afternoon. RCMP were able to encourage a distraught man to come out of his home and he was taken into custody by the Emergency Response Team. He was examined by paramedics then taken to KGH for further assessment.
You’d think a company with a name like Newstrike Resources would have something to do with mining. It used to. But after a merger earlier this year, this Canadian business is now all about medical marijuana and it has The Tragically Hip as a financial backer. As a matter of fact, it begins trading tomorrow on the Venture Exchange under the symbol H-I-P.
Game 2 of the NHL final goes at 5 tonight in Pittsburgh. The Penguins lead the Nashville Predators 1-0
Couple of assistant coaches on the move. The Islanders have hired 16 year veteran Scott Gomez, and the Wild have parted ways with Scott Stevens as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
In the second leg of Soccer Canada’s Voyageur’s Cup last night, Montreal beat Vancouver 4-2 so the Whitecaps are out of it.
At Rogers Centre last night, the home run bats of Donaldson, Bautista, Martin and Morales lifted the Jays to a 6-4 win over the Reds. It’s a nooner in Toronto today, so a 9:35 start here.
And in case you were wondering, Jeb Bush doesn’t want to buy the Miami Marlins anymore. They’re 19 and 30 so far this year.