A Kelowna woman will be in court on Friday facing charges of uttering threats to cause harm or death to Premier Christy Clark and Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson in the final days of the election campaign. Pavla Janeckova was charged after a special prosecutor was appointed by the ministry of Attorney General. Details of the threats or how they were conveyed have not been released.
A 38 year old man is in hospital after he was beaten up yesterday morning. RCMP say it happened at a motel in the 2600 block of Highway 97 North. Police say it appears to have been a targeted attack and they have been going through the scene.
In what some have predicted will be a bumper crop year for moquitoes, the battle moves to roadside catch basins next week in many Central Okanagan areas from Peachland to Lake Country. Members of the Mosquito Control program crew wearing high visibility vests will be stopping at every roadside catch basin. They’ll drop water soluble pouches containing pellets of an environmentally approved mosquito larvicide into about 10-thousand of them.
As the level of Okanagan Lake falls some more, sandbags along almost all of the Mill Creek corridor has been removed. The rest will stay in place until lake levels drop some more. The Emergency Operation Centre says a plan for other areas based on level of risk and priorities could be released later this week. High use public areas will take priority over private property as long as they follow the procedures outlined at cordemergency.ca
TOW TRUCK SCAM
Central Okanagan Crimestoppers says a guy running the tow truck scam is making the rounds with his sob story. He’ll knock on a door saying his car has broken down, he has no cash and needs money for a tow truck. Of course he then just walks off with the dough. Crimestoppers supplied screenshot.
The Okanagan has had 50 overdose deaths in the first few months of 2017 compared to 76 in all of last year. Interior Health says overdoses are occurring among street-people as well as those who are using in private homes. Heroin is the drug involved in most of the cases, but there’s also been fatalities using cocaine and methamphetamine.
Good news for all SEGA fans and retro gamers. Every Sega game ever made is coming to iOS and Android, and it’s free-to-play. Sega Forever will offer games released for every console era – Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, Dreamcast and more – and they’re for smartphone or tablet. Some of the games being released include Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon and of course, Sonic The Hedgehog.
Police say an Indiana man who allegedly tried to sell a stolen trailer was given away by his cell phone. Gerard T. Ray was charged with receipt of stolen property after police say he listed a stolen trailer for sale on Craigslist. It seems our genius used his personal cell phone as the contact number on the listing.
The Kelowna Falcons host the Cowlitz Black Bears tonight at Elks Stadium and they’re hoping for a good turnout as they raise money for the BC Burn Fund and have a fireworks display. With proceeds from all game ticket sales and donations from fans, they’re hoping to raise 50-thousand dollars. The game starts at 630 and tickets are just 10 bucks.
Blue Jays lost 3-1 to Baltimore last night. They’ll play again today at 4.
San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton must be a fan of the California sun. Reports say the free agent has been in talks with the LA Kings. Thornton has been with the Sharks since 2005 and had just 50 points last season.