Not much change yesterday as far as the Philpott Road fire goes. It remains at about 465 hectares and 20% containment. Fire crews along with air support were working it all day yesterday. More people were allowed to go home to Joe Rich but about 380 are still evacuated and those who have gone home remain on evacuation alert. And it’s a good idea to check Drive BC for the status of Highway 33 as it can change quickly.
Kelowna RCMP surrounded a Mission area neighbourhood yesterday morning after a 911 call about an in-progress break and enter at a home in the 800 block of Wardlaw. A woman was nabbed as she tried to run out the front door and a second suspect was tracked down by Police Dog ‘Fitz’ and taken into custody. RCMP found a car key on the guy which turned out to belong to a stolen Jeep nearby. Both suspects could face a number of charges.
A 24-year-old Kelowna man and a 36-year-old Vernon man face potential charges and remain in police custody after a vicious beating in Kelowna late Saturday. RCMP say they discovered a semi-conscious unresponsive man, who appeared to be suffering from multiple injuries, lying in the road in the 400 block of Cawston. Investigators are waiting for an update on the man’s condition.
A UBC Okanagan researcher has discovered a new artificial bone design that can made with a 3D printer for stronger, safer and more effective bone replacements. He says his artificial grafts could be custom printed to potentially fit any patient and wouldn’t require transplanting existing bone fragments. However he says the technology still needs some advances before it can be used on people.
Nominations are now open for the Greater Westside Board Of Trade’s, Key Business Awards. There are 11 categories to choose from for favourite business or member for their outstanding business achievements this past year. Nomination deadline is September 30th with the awards to be presented November 2nd.
FortisBC is giving relief to approximately 12,000 natural gas and 2,400 electricity customers who experienced evacuation orders this summer. In both cases, this includes all consumption charges incurred during the evacuation period. Eligible customers will automatically receive a credit for the evacuation period on an upcoming bill.
An Alberta man is being treated for injuries after taking a wild ride off the Coquihalla Highway yesterday. RCMP say his vehicle was heading north between the Logan Lake turnoff and the Inks Lake truck stop when it crossed the highway, left the road and went about 500 feet up an embankment. Then it rolled back down toward the road where it rolled over.
The numbers are staggering when it comes to what Harvey is doing to Texas. So far in Houston, more than 50 centimetres of rain has fallen and up to 125 could fall by the time the storm moves on at the end of the week. Two thousand people have had to be rescued and 13 million are under flood watches.
You wouldn’t think it would be hard to miss, but Kamloops RCMP put out an APB on a 1,400 pound bull. It got loose from the stockyard last week and was last spotted by a golf course. Police also warned the public not to approach the bull if they saw it, as it could be ‘unpredicta-bull.’
The Blue Jays play their second of three home games against the Red Sox later today. Yesterday in Toronto, Boston edged the Jays 6-5.
The Houston Astros are going to be spending a long time away from home. They will play their next two series against the Rangers and Mets at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
No Monday Night Football last night as the teams prepare for their final preseason games. There will be 16 games on Thursday night including Seattle at Oakland. The regular season begins Thursday September 7th.
Some say the scouts have one of the best insights into how a team will perform in a season. It could be a tough one for the Toronto Maple Leafs as one of their scouts was arrested and charged following an alcohol-induced joyride involving a golf cart at a New York theme park.