It’s not great news, but it’s better news. Okanagan Lake rose just 1 centimetre between Saturday and Sunday and the outflow in Mission Creek slowed down. However the Emergency Operations Centre says 50 percent of this year’s snowpack has yet to melt and all they can hope for are moderate temperatures and little, or no, rain and wind. The lake was at 343.23 metres yesterday and they’re now saying it could get to 343.50 by the middle of the month. Flood protection measures are being monitored daily and they ask people to stay away from them. Another half-million sandbags will arrive tomorrow. Get the latest updates at http://cordemergency.ca
Don’t forget that starting this morning at 7 Ethel Street between Harvey and Sutherland avenues is closed as work on Phase 3 of the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor begins. Saucier Avenue between Richter and Ethel will also close at the same time. The city hopes to have the 2.5 Million dollar project done by November.
In the wake of the London attacks, in which a woman from Castlegar, Chrissy Archibald was among the 7 people killed and 48 injured, Facebook says it wants to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists. Is says it will use a combination of technology and human review to remove terrorist content from the platform as soon as they become aware of it. Facebook says if it becomes aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone’s safety, it will notify law enforcement. At least a dozen people have been arrested. The following is a statement from Chrissy Archibald’s family.
The final numbers from Canstruction are in and the Okanagan Food Bank and Salvation Army are very happy. More than 5-thousand dollars was raised and more than 66-hundred cans of food donated. Awards for creativity went to Kelowna Roteract Club, KSS Interact and Kelowna Club Runner Rotary Team.
Someone has a grudge with the Thai Fusion Restaurant in West Kelowna. The eatery was targeted again – this time someone took shots at the metal barricades that the owner installed for when the place is closed. The restaurant has also been the subject of broken windows and attempted arson. The owner says he’s keeping the restaurant closed for now. Anyone with info is asked to call West Kelowna RCMP.
The 2017 Creative Spaces Summit is on tomorrow from 10-3 at the Laurel Packinghouse. Last year, more than 200 local artists shared information about the spaces they work in, challenges they were encountering in accessing creative spaces, and ideas for change. This year features speakers from three successful creative hubs in Vancouver. The Summit is free, but registration is requested through Eventbrite .
You can now use your android phone to directly pay for things in Canada, but its ‘tap’ use is limited so far. Only 3 banks, CIBC, TD and Scotiabank have hooked up to the system with their Mastercard and VISA cards. No credit unions appear to be part of it yet. The app can be downloaded from Google’s play store.
The Nashville Predators will try to even the Stanley Cup final with Pittsburgh tonight following up on Saturday’s 5-1 win. Game’s at 5 on CBC
Kelowna Falcons are on the road for a couple of games in Port Angeles after a three game series with the Lefties at Elks Stadium on the weekend.
The Blue Jays begin a west coast swing today in Oakland before heading up the coast to Seattle. Yesterday against the Yankees, Josh Donaldson homered in the bottom of the 8th to lift Toronto to a 3-2 win and a split in their 4 game series.
At Jack’s Tournament – the Memorial at Muirfield Village, round 4 will be completed today after bad weather forced its suspension yesterday. Jason Dufner was at 13 under, 2 better than Rickie Fowler on the last hole.