If you have to drive…go now…or wait for the weekend
An avalanche has closed hwy 1 between Golden and Lake Louise in Yoho National Park. No word yet if anyone was hurt and there’s no estimate of reopening the highway yet.
There are also highway alerts on Hwy 5 – the Coquihalla from Merritt to Hope and on Hwy 3 – the Hope Princeton with 50-70cms of snow expected in the next 24 hours; Hwy 3 from Paulson Pass to Kootenay Summit and Boundary expecting 15-25 cms of snow.
We’re in for more snow starting this afternoon and thru tomorrow. The weather will warm up but there are winter storm warnings to the west and to the east of the Okanagan. Expect another 5-10 cms in the next 24 hours.
City of Kelowna snow removal and ice control crews have been working around the clock to clear local roads and have some reminders for residents to ensure efficient snow clearing, making the streets safer for everyone.
Residents can help clear the way by moving vehicles off the roads, especially in cul-de-sacs.
Snow plows are able to do a more efficient clear when there are no vehicles in the way, moving along to the next road more quickly.
A parking ban remains in effect in snow route areas.
Lake City Casino Rip Off
The gambling scam is done for 2 men.
A 21 year old from Kelowna and 25 year old from Kamloops have been arrested and charged after an investigation of cheating in a Kelowna casino.
There are allegations of dealer collusion dating back to last November.
It’s called cheat at play.
The two will be back in court in May.
BC Artist Funding
The Province and Creative BC have announced $1.5 million of funding to support the new Careers of BC Artists program, designed to stimulate economic growth within the music industry by funding marketing initiatives that build audiences for artists, albums, and live performances.
The new program will allow music companies and artist-entrepreneurs to apply for funding supporting the marketing and promotion of B.C. artists, including B.C.-based music-video production and the development of marketing materials and assets.
Funding can also be used for electronic-press kits, photography, websites or publicity campaigns, including radio or advertising campaigns promoting an album release or the brand of a B.C. artist.
The first of 7 data dumps comes out today from Stats Canada.
Expect to start hearing numbers about the population as of last May…and where new homes are being built.
The stats can info helps with the distribution of money from Ottawa to the provinces.
West Kelowna Family Day
Grab a pair of skates and head on over to West Kelowna’s Jim Lind Arena for public skating events happening throughout the upcoming Family Day long weekend.
On Saturday, February 11, there’s free public skating and skate rentals and treats from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On Sunday, there’s the Parent and Tot Skate, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Then everyone is welcome to the free family and public skate from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Finally on Monday, the Princess and Super Hero Skate to Fight Cancer will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.
This is a charity event and admission by donation.
Proceeds support pediatric cancer research.
Dress as your favourite princess or superhero.
The 2017 BC Lions season schedule has been released. They start Saturday, June 24th when Mike Reilly and the Edmonton Eskimos pay a visit.
The West Kelowna Warriors gave up three power play goals and couldn’t climb their way back as they lost 5-3 to the Langley Rivermen last night.
The Rockets head into Kamloops with a record of 30-19-4-0 after taking last weekend’s back-to-back meetings with B.C. division leading Prince George Cougars. They will look to close the gap on the Blazers who currently sit five points ahead of Kelowna for second in the division with the Rockets holding one game in hand.