The City of Kelowna will waive on-street parking charges tomorrow for the Downtown Kelowna Small Shop event. Drivers can park on-street without paying, but the posted time limits will remain in effect along with all other parking restrictions. For a list of participating businesses go to downtownkelowna.com
The future has arrived in Kelowna as Arcadia Virtual Reality Lounge celebrates its Grand Opening today. The space has been transformed with several standard VR booths and one enhanced booth. You can watch others play, have a solo session or connect with friends in the booth next door. Arcadia is on McCurdy corner, in the same plaza as the Grand 10 Theatre and the grand opening goes from 4 to 7 today.
It will probably be quite busy with kids at the local malls today. It’s a province-wide professional day for teachers so that means no classes for public schools across BC. A few thousand teachers are meeting in Vancouver.
The NDP government has chosen to extend the term of a Liberal appointee. Catherine Romanko has been re-appointed as public guardian and trustee for a second six-year term. The duties of the PGT’S office include protecting the legal and financial interests of children under 19 and health-care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making. The office also administers the estates of deceased and missing persons.
Here’s a heads up for some road closures on Enterprise starting Monday night. All week Enterprise Way will be closed from 7pm until 6am between Spall and Enterprise Court. This is to allow for utility installations for a new condo development at 1920 Enterprise Way. We’ve put a map in the news blog.
A provincial-local government committee that will consider policies related to cannabis legalization and regulation in BC is to begin meeting today. Can we call it a ‘joint’ committee? Its purpose is to provide a forum so that the Province considers local government input during the development of laws for legalized non-medical pot.
With the passing of Gord Downie, CTV has decided to run a special it produced on the Tragically Hip frontman, earlier than planned. It’s called Long Time Running and is an emotional inside look at last summer’s final Hip tour. It’s on tonight at 8 on CTV. It’s 90 minutes long – set your PVR. There’s a link to the trailer in the news blog on the website. https://youtu.be/Nb6k4Oo3jJ8
In the NHL in Boston last night, Vancouver scored first but the Bruins won 6 – 3. Later today the Canucks are in Buffalo for a 4 p.m. start.
The Kelowna Rockets have the Portland Winterhawks in town for two games tonight and tomorrow at 7 at Prospera Place. For tomorrow night, the Rockets are asking fans to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The 10 & 4 West Kelowna Warriors host Cowichan Valley tomorrow night at 7 and then take on the Silverbacks in Salmon Arm Sunday afternoon.
They may not be in the championship game but a couple of Okanagan Sun players have picked up BC conference junior football awards. Conor Richard was named Outstanding Defensive Linebacker and Tye Kitzman was named Outstanding Defensive Back.
Just one game in the CFL tonight, Saskatchewan is at Calgary at 6. The BC Lions host Edmonton tomorrow at 7.
Thursday Night Football in the NFL saw Oakland scored a touchdown with no time left to defeat Kansas City 31 to 30. Marshawn Lynch of the Raiders was thrown out of the game in the second quarter after grabbing an official during a skirmish among some players.
The Seahawks take on the Giants at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon at 1:30