A lot of people took advantage of the opportunity to get rid of their old tires on Saturday at Okanagan College. Bruce Smith from the regional district, says they had about 1000 dropped off which is over 100 more than a year ago. He says several people brought trailers with dozens of tires in them and others had full pickup beds of tires.
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Westbank First Nation will partner to host their sixth annual tree-planting event this morning. Chief Roxanne Lindley, WFN members and TD employees will be planting 450 maple trees and berry bushes at Sneena and Westside Roads between 9 and noon.
Motion picture production spending in BC reached an estimated $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016-17, an all-time high for the industry. That’s a 35% jump over the previous year. The Canadian Media Producers Association says the success of the province’s motion picture industry positions us well to increase our presence at home, nationally and around the globe.
A 66 year old Kelowna man faces charges after a police car was rammed twice on the weekend on the Kelowna/Lake Country border. RCMP were called to a home on Beaver Lake Road about a disturbance. When they arrived the suspect jumped into a car and tried to take off ramming the police car with an officer inside. The Lake Country Mountie suffered minor injuries.
It’s taking longer than expected to refinish the floor in the gymnasium at the Parkinson Rec Center. It was supposed to open this week but the city now says it will reopen October 2nd. Anyone who’s registered in a sport or league that is supposed to start before the 2nd will be contacted.
Victoria wants to hear from British Columbians about the pending approval of non medicinal cannabis in the country. It’s up to the provinces to regulate distribution and retail sales and they can also upgrade traffic-safety laws to protect people on the roads from cannabis impaired drivers. The government is taking submissions online until November first. http://www.engage.gov.bc.ca/BCcannabisregulation/
RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to two teenagers on the evening of Friday September 8th. It happened in the 700 block of Rutland Road North and the man supposedly arrived on a Harley with u-shaped handlebars.
Suspect description: white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s, of average height and weight, with red or strawberry blonde coloured hair and a beard. He was seen wearing a black Harley Davidson branded t-shirt and a pair of dark coloured pants.
55 year old William Munton of Vernon has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges in BC Supreme Court. The Crown says images were seized from his home, computer, and cell phone. The defence wants that evidence excluded, questioning the validity of the police search warrants.
The BC forest industry continues to be a cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers across the province. PriceWaterhouseCoopers says last year it generated over 140,000 jobs with $8.6 billion in wages. One of the growing sectors is renewable products with the industry exporting $13.7 billion worth of forest products in 2016, accounting for 34 per cent of all provincial exports.
Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind is the WHL ‘On The Run’ Player of the Week for the week ending September 24th. The 18 year old picked up three goals and five assists in their two weekend wins over Kamloops.
The West Kelowna Warriors take their four and one record into the George Preston arena in Langley tonight to take on the Rivermen.
No member of the Tampa Bay Lightning will wear number 4 again. Vincent Lecavalier’s number will be raised to the rafters on Saturday, February 10, before a game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Monday Night Football in Phoenix, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Cardinals 28-17.