ROBBERY (Above Image Courtesy RCMP)
The M&M Meat Shop on Harvey and a customer inside the store were robbed at knifepoint Sunday just before 5. The suspect took off on foot towards Springfield with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.
Description: White male in his late 20s or early 30s, with his face obstructed by a black bandana. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie underneath a black wind breaker jacket, a grey and white baseball hat and a pair of white shoes.
RCMP have still not located a man last seen going into Okanagan Lake in Vernon about 3am Saturday. 38 year-old Kris Howey of Kamloops is listed as missing after a police dive team suspended its search yesterday. Police say they don’t know if he managed to get out of the lake or drowned.
The NDP government is literally kicking ride-sharing down the road. It had promised to bring it in by the end of the year but that’s not going to happen. Instead it has hired an industry expert to prepare a report for a made-in-BC system. The government now expects to make legislative changes by next fall.
Cleanup and repairs continue in a number of regional parks after the spring flooding. However the Central Okanagan Regional District says it could be more than a year before some are reopened. Until further notice Hardy Falls Regional Park-after the 1st bridge upstream including falls viewpoint, Mill Creek Regional Park, Fintry Community Park Boat Launch and Killiney Beach Community Park are closed.
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Ottawa’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate to nine per cent. The chamber has been quite vocal in its opposition to the proposed changes which were first announced in July. It says the cut in the small business tax rate is positive but there is still room for improvement.
Liquidation sales at Sears Canada stores across the country will begin on Thursday. The retailer also announced yesterday that any long-term warranties purchase before a month ago will not be honoured. Anyone who bought a protection agreement in the last 30 days will be able to get a refund. Most furniture and appliances bought during the liquidation sale will be covered by the manufacturer’s 1-year warranty.
Rutland Elementary School officials and the RCMP are trying to determine who thought it would be funny to mess up the school’s fields with their vehicle on the weekend. They’re still tallying up the damage to the turf, but it was extensive. Police are hoping someone might have seen something suspicious sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning, and would like them to call.
More money from the province for adult learners in BC, and Okanagan College will be getting some of the dollars for the community-based programs. The programs include one-on-one tutoring or small group training in literacy and numbers skills. O-C is partnering with Project Literacy Kelowna Society, two organizations in Revelstoke and one in the South Okanagan.
Give your pet’s Vet a hug this week. The province has proclaimed this to be Registered Veterinary Technician & Technologist Week, recognizing the role vet techs have in preserving animal health and welfare. RVTs handle anaesthesia, dentistry, equine to avian and exotics, nutrition to radiology, and large animal medicine to shelter medicine.
West Kelowna Warriors are back at it tonight. They host Langley at 7.
After a dismal weekend, the Kelowna Rockets will try to get in the win column tonight in Kennewick against the Tri City Americans
Vancouver Canucks begin their first road trip of the season today taking on the Senators at 430. The Senators will have Superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson back in the lineup tonight. He missed the first five games of the season recovering from foot surgery.
NBC color commentator Eddie Olczyk is set to make his return to the broadcast booth just two months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He’ll be part of tomorrow night’s game featuring the Blackhawks in the Blues.
Monday Night Football in Nashville saw the Titans beat Indianapolis 36-22.
And Tiger Woods has been given medical clearance to resume full golf activities according to his agent. Woods underwent fusion surgery on his lower back six months ago.