Some event parking rates will go up and some will come down on Sunday at City-owned lots and parkades in downtown Kelowna. They go from a flat rate of $5 to demand-based parking rates of $7 at the Waterfront Park, Cawston Avenue & St. Paul lots, stay at $5 at the Library and Chapman Parkades , and down to $3 at the Memorial Parkade. Existing hourly rates in lots with pay parking after 6pm remain unchanged.
What is probably the largest garage sale in the Central Okanagan takes place tomorrow at Okanagan College. The Trunk Sale put on by the Regional Waste Reduction Office is like having 150 garage sales in the same place. It goes rain or shine from 8 until noon in parking lot 17 on KLO Road next to the Student Residence buildings.
So what are you having for breakfast. A survey by Insights West found only 12% of British Columbians say they eat a full meal at home such as eggs or pancakes every day. Another 12% have cereal while smoothies were at 7%. Almost two thirds of those aged 18-to-34 and 46% aged 35-54 say they’ll hit the drive-thru at least once a week.
It’s been a zoo all week as far as traffic goes around Sexsmith and Highway 97 and the Reids Corner area, and it’s going to get worse again this weekend. There will be a lot of work going on in the area for the six laning of the highway starting at 7 p.m. tonight and lasting through the weekend
The left turn lanes on to Sexsmith and Old Vernon from the highway should reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission picked up an award at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention. The community excellence award is for Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture. The RDCO was acknowledged for making agriculture a top priority in the area.
If you live in West Kelowna and saw a plane circling Mission Hill Winery for a while yesterday afternoon here’s what it was all about. It was an RCMP aircraft helping in the search for a man who ran from police after they received reports of a possible impaired driver. As of last night there was no word on if they found him.
RCMP are searching for two suspects responsible for a break and enter early Wednesday in the 800 block of Hewetson Road in Kelowna. Two guys pushed their way inside the home and threatened the property owner, who was able to get away and call 911 at a neighbour’s. Both suspects were wearing black hoodies, one was about six feet tall, the other five foot eight.
West Kelowna Council’s resolutions seeking permission for municipalities to use photo radar, a province-wide rat reduction strategy and a review of rural RCMP staff were passed by the Union of BC Municipalities membership this week.
Now it’s up to the province to agree or not. It usually responds the following February or March.
Don’t forget that if you’re doing any mountain pass driving, starting Sunday you have to have winter tires on your car. All Seasons don’t cut it, they have to have either the mountain snowflake symbol or the mud and snow label. They also need a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.
Local sports this weekend: the Kelowna Rockets with Dillon Dube back in the lineup, have Everett at Prospera tonight at 7. The West Kelowna Warriors are in Penticton tonight and host Chilliwack at Royal LePage tomorrow at 7. And the Okanagan Sun, who have not lost a game this season, host the Langley Rams on Sunday at 1 at the Apple Bowl.
NHL last night Vancouver beat Calgary 3-1. The Canucks have one more preseason game tomorrow night hosting Edmonton. The regular season starts next Wednesday.
Thursday Night Football in Green Bay saw the Packers dump the Bears 35-14.
Two games in the CFL tonight. Saskatchewan is in Ottawa at 4, and Calgary hosts Montreal at 630. The BC Lions are off this week.
At the Presidents Cup at Liberty National, the US leads the International Team 3-1/2 to 1-1/2 going into day 2.
And the Blue Jays wrap up their season with 3 weekend games at Yankee Stadium.