MORE FOUL WEATHER
There’s no way around it – after a couple of nice days, we’re set for some more wet weather. And once again, those living in areas that could be prone to flooding are being advised to keep watch and be ready to get out on short notice. The Mission Greenway remains closed from KLO to Gordon. Water could rise fast in creeks and streams so homeowners are being advised to be proactive and keep an eye on your local area. You can get updated forecasts and advisories at the Environment Canada website https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-48_metric_e.html and the Regional District at http://cordemergency.ca
Meantime the boil water advisory for WFN IR#9 residents and businesses could extend to early June. This is because the turbidity of the lake must first settle, the water lines be flushed, and water quality testing done for several days before the water can be deemed safe to drink. Check with your water service provider if you’re not sure about your location.
The pundits have gone over the numbers and have concluded that after potential recounts and absentee ballots are counted, Christy Clark’s Liberals could end up with a slim majority. With no clear winner, the Lieutenant Governor has asked Clark to remain Premier until all the votes are counted. The focus will be on the Comox riding which the NDP won by 9 votes. Many absentee ballots will come from Canadian Forces personnel who apparently tend to NOT vote NDP. Those ballots are counted May 22-24.
Not much out of this week’s meeting of Kelowna City Council. It approved the audited 2016 Financial Statements and the transfer of $4.2 million to reserves and accumulated surplus. That money’s used for things like the RCMP contract reserve, parks and emergencies.
The Great Okanagan Beer Fest gets underway today with a whole bunch of stuff happening around town right through Saturday. The opening ceremonies are tonight at 9 at Doc Willoughby’s. The main event, where there could possibly be some tasting, is Saturday from noon-5 at Waterfront Park. Info on our website and click on the events tab.
A report in the Journal of the American Heart Association says energy drinks are worse for your heart than straight caffeine. Caffeine in doses up to 400 milligrams, or about five cups of coffee, is generally recognized as safe. A single 32 ounce energy drink can have up to 320 mg of caffeine. Blood pressure increased by close to 5 points after drinking an energy drink, but by just under 1 point after drinking a coffee.
The teams in the NHL conference finals have been decided after a couple of 7th game deciders last night. In the West, Anaheim beat Edmonton 2-1 and will host Nashville starting Friday night.
In the East Ottawa will take on the Penguins starting Saturday in Pittsburgh after the Pens shut out Washington 2-0.
At Rogers Centre yesterday, the Jays scored with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th to beat Cleveland 8-7, while Seattle beat Philadelphia 11-6. The Mariners and Blue Jays begin a series today in Toronto. The game’s on Sportsnet at 4.
The PGA Tour stop this week is the Players Championship in Florida. Jason Day is the defending champ.